Key Conversations for Leaders

Leading Diverse Generations with Dr. Megan Gerhardt

June 15, 2021

Megan Gerhardt, PhD is a Professor of Management, Director of Leadership Development, and the Robert C. Johnson Co-Director of the Isaac and Oxley Center for Business Leadership at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. She is also the creator of Gentelligence and the founder of The Gerhardt Group, LLC, a leadership consulting practice.

Megan has published widely on individual differences, motivation, leadership, and generational differences in the workplace and her work on Gentelligence has been featured on,, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Inc. Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, MarketWatch, Business Insider and The Houston Chronicle among others. In 2017, her TEDx talk “Why I Love Millennials...and You Should, Too” was released, kicking off the Gentelligence movement. As the creator of the Gentelligence movement, Megan’s work focuses on leveraging individual differences to achieve leadership impact and extraordinary levels of performance.


Inside This Episode

  • Where Does The Conflict Between Generations Come From? 
  • What Are Some Of The Unique Challenges When Leading A Generationally Diverse Workforce?
  • What Do Leaders Tend To Get Wrong When Managing A Generationally Diverse Workforce?
  • A Framework For Understanding Different Generations
  • Giving Feedback To Different Generations
  • How To Use The Right Lens To Avoid Misunderstandings
  • Encouraging Respectful Communication Between Generationally Diverse Employees
  • Best Practices For Leading Teams With Older And Younger Generations







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