How Generational Stereotypes Hold Us Back


The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millenials, Gen Z -- we're all together in the workforce and various communities, including church. How are our assumptions and beliefs about each other holding us back from communicating and collaborating better? We heard from social psychologist, professor, and researcher Leah Georges, who works with organizations to pull apart the enduring fable of generations at war. She showed us how we're more similar than different and offered helpful tactics for navigating multigenerational communities.

Leah Georges, Ph.D., M.L.S., approaches most questions as if they are 50 percent math problem and 50 percent art project. Her training at the intersection of social psychology and law taught her that facts are rarely altogether factual, answers are seldom black and white, and the most fascinating explanations happen in that gray area in between. It's a mess in there, but it's worth it. Georges is an assistant professor in Creighton University's doctoral program in interdisciplinary leadership, where she challenges herself and her students to explore complex, real-world problems and create data-driven and interesting solutions. As a leadership and research methods professor, Georges has been recognized as an award-winning educator and advisor by her students and peers.

We invite you to bring a spirit of curiosity to these gatherings, and especially to all aspects of your life and ministry. What are you noticing? Where is Spirit moving? How are you being invited to participate?