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The Gen Z Workforce

by Oct 24, 2022The Lazy CEO Podcast

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The Gen Z Workforce Episode at a Glance:

  • Who are the baby boomers, Gen Xs, millennials, and Gen Zs?
  • Gen Z’s characteristics and workplace demands
  • How to attract and retain Gen Z employees
  • Jim Schleckser explains Gen Z’s strengths and weaknesses
  • The contrasts between millennials and Gen Zs in the workplace

In this episode…

With the rise of Generation Z in the workforce, executives must adapt their leadership styles and culture to accommodate this group’s unique demands. So, how can you attract and retain Gen Z employees?

Generation Z grew up during the digital age and in a culture of security and protection. As a result, they are professionally inexperienced, risk-averse, and have a fear of failure. Simultaneously, this group is achievement-oriented and values professional development. For this reason, Jim Schleckser advises clearly communicating position and company expectations and developing a mentorship with them. It’s also necessary to integrate feedback into professional development programs to encourage receptivity. By fostering a smooth transition into the workforce, you can promote Gen Z’s strengths.

Tune in to this episode of The Lazy CEO Podcast as Jim Schleckser, Chief Executive Officer at The CEO Project talks about coaching Gen Z employees to excel in the workforce. Jim shares Gen Z’s characteristics and workplace demands, how to attract and retain these employees, and this group’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Jim SchleckserJim Schleckser is the Chief Executive Officer of The CEO Project, a business advisory group for accomplished CEOs to help them solve their most challenging issues, resolve constraints, drive growth, and improve outcomes.

With 30 years of leadership experience in business strategy, organizational development, sales, marketing, and more, Jim leads global organizations across many functional areas in both public and private environments. He specializes in solving issues that fast-growing firms experience in their business models and processes as they reach high-performance levels. Jim has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and National Public Radio.

Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by The CEO Project. The CEO Project is a business advisory group that brings high-caliber, accomplished CEOs together. Our team of skilled advisors is comprised of current and former CEOs who have run both public and private sector companies across multiple industries. With our experience and expertise, we guide hundreds of high-performing CEOs through a disciplined approach that resolves constraints and improves critical decisions. The CEO Project has helped high-performing, large enterprise CEOs with annual revenues ranging from $20M to over $2 billion to drive growth and achieve optimal outcomes.

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