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  • “The Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alienated to upbeat and engaged with potentially seismic consequences for America!”  This quote from a book called Millennial’s Rising describes what is the outcome of this unique generation moving into the workplace.  Millennial’s are defined as individuals born between the years of 1981 and 2004.  Most of the district’s new teachers and younger staff are part of this group. 

    This week I invited Don Harkey to provide some insight into how these individuals are motivated in the workplace.  Don is a parent in our district and owns “People Centric” a leadership consulting firm in Springfield.  Don presented to all administrators and Instructional Coaches.  The feedback was extremely positive giving us ideas to better understand our employees.  My generation, the Baby Boomers ended in 1964 and Generation “X” is sandwiched between.  Much data exists demonstrating that all these group’s desire similar outcomes but are motivated differently.  The current generation of students in K-12 classes have not even been formally named! 

    I know one person that is effective with all these groups.  They are the “Master Teachers” that serve kids.  Willard has many of these individuals.  They are able to transcend generations and connect effectively with people of all ages.   I am thankful for all of them! 

    Have a great weekend!
    Dr. Medlin
    kentmedlin@willardschools.net

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