This is most decidedly not just another book about generational differences, nor is it yet another “how to coach” book. Coaching Up and Down the Generationslooks at the key processes of transferring knowledge, developing teams, and collaborating and examines how different age groups can better learn from one another and even experience major breakthroughs that will improve their progress—despite disparate backgrounds.
You’ll find a thorough examination of key issues in intergenerational coaching situations, including what constitutes great coaching, at any age; a complete overview of each generation and how they view life, technology, work, communication, and behavior; how to handle clashing communication styles and preferences; the importance of “coachability” in yourself and others regardless of different habits, opinions, and work styles; and how to cultivate a coaching environment where the different generations can have provocative conversations and truly help one another.
With this book as your guide, you can show the generations how to find common points of interest, needs, and goals. You’ll find ingenious tips for creating formal and informal coaching situations, developing opportunities to build relationships, and helping people of all ages to become catalytic coaches and engaged performers.
Writing the index for this book was a pleasure. I have worked with this author on several manuscripts in the training and coaching field, some editing and others indexing, and it is always fun to work with the same author, build on the relationship, mesh our ideas, and produce another exceptional product.