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David Stillman is recognized as the most experienced and knowledgeable figure in the generational conversation. For over twenty-five years he has been called on by business executives, politicians, and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps. David has commented on the generations in the media for CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

His creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, the much-coveted CLIO Award, and most recently was named as one of 200 People to Watch by the Business Journal as well as one of the Power50 in the state of MN.

David is also Linkedin's resident generational expert including the creator of one of their most sought-after e-learning courses.

In addition to being an internationally acclaimed speaker on the generations, David is also the co-author of three best-selling books including When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Roking the Workplace

David’s most recent book was co-authored with his Gen Z son, Jonah, Gen Z @ Work. This captivating book published by HarperCollins delves into the seven key traits of the Gen Z generation.


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Featured Keynote Programs

The Generations In a New World

With the recent Coronavirus pandemic, businesses, families, and communities at large have been changed forever. No longer is the goal to return to life as we knew it, but instead to navigate the best path forward.

In times of crisis, understanding generational differences is paramount and strategic. The way each generation has been shaped has resulted in hardwired traits that play out in the rebuilding process.

This presentation is an uplifting conversation around what traits each generation can bring to the table as we repair our world. In addition, areas of concern with each generation are discussed so that we can all be more aware of how to help the other generations.

“The Generations in a New World” will answer:

From the Spanish Flu to Polio – what we have already learned?
How mentoring will change?
What generations will fight for and what they will let go of?
Whether this impacts one generation more than another?
What has NOT changed?

David and Jonah speak together or separately.

Make Way for Gen Z!

Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation. A new generation is impacting our workplace and marketplace, and not enough leaders are paying attention! Are you ready for Gen Z? The leading edge of Gen Z is well into their 20s with entirely new attitudes about work, technology, travel, money, and life.

In “Make Way for Gen Z”, you will learn:
• The key events and conditions that shaped Gen Z.
• Gen Z’s traits and values, and how they play out in the workplace and/or marketplace.
• What it will take to recruit, retain, manage, and motivate Gen Z.
• What are Gen Z’s consumer behaviors and how brands connect best with this new generation of buyers?

With content based on three national surveys and the first international study, primary data, best practices, and interviews with CEOs and Gen Zers, you will get the most comprehensive look at the Gen Z employee and/or customer.

This engaging, humorous, and extremely customized presentation guarantees that you will learn not only who the Gen Z employee or customer is, but how to reach them. It is tailored specifically to your needs, industry, and audience.

One-hour keynote or ½ day
workshop formats are available.

When Generations Collide 2.0

You may think you know the generations, but the Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials are carving out new territory as they evolve. Now comes the latest twist—the arrival of Generation Z in the workplace and marketplace. Just when you think you’ve bridged all the gaps, it’s time to learn about what happens when generations continue to collide.

In Generations 2.0, you will learn where all the generations are in their careers today and what they need to be successful. Where are the big generational issues on the horizon for leaders, managers, and individuals? And what’s going to happen when a whole new generation arrives on the scene—Gen Z?

This energizing, fresh, and funny update on Generations 2.0 will help you identify the gaps creating mayhem in your workplace and marketplace, apply smart solutions to help you navigate multigenerational minefields, and ultimately, look at the generations in a whole new way.

David’s multimedia presentations are always entertaining and thought-provoking. Known for customizing his material for every client, David can focus his generational insights in three distinct areas:
• Workplace: recruiting, retaining, communicating with 4 generations
• Marketplace: customer service and sales for 4 generations
• Giving: how to attract and retain 4 gens of donors and volunteers

You Will Learn:
• What are the hot generational trends hitting the workplace and marketplace today?
• How is the arrival of Generation Z going to shake things up?
• What does each generation need to be successful?
• How can you bridge the gaps more effectively whether you are a leader, a manager or an individual contributor?

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Featured Books

Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplaceby David & Jonah Stillman

Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace

by David & Jonah Stillman

A generations expert and author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor teams up with his seventeen-year-old son to introduce the next influential demographic group to join the workforce—Generation Z—in this essential study, the first on the subject.

They were born between between 1995 and 2012. At 72.8 million strong, Gen Z is about to make its presence known in the workplace in a major way—and employers need to understand the differences that set them apart. They’re radically different than the Millennials, and yet no one seems to be talking about them—until now. This generation has an entirely unique perspective on careers and how to succeed in the workforce.

Based on the first national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes; interviews with hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, and thought leaders on generational issues; cutting-edge case studies; and insights from Gen Zers themselves, Gen Z @ Work offers the knowledge today’s leaders need to get ahead of the next gaps in the workplace and how best to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage Gen Zers. Ahead of the curve, Gen Z @ Work is the first comprehensive, serious look at what the next generation of workers looks like, and what that means for the rest of us.

When Generations Collide: Who They Are, Why They Clash, How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Workby David & Jonah Stillman

When Generations Collide: Who They Are, Why They Clash, How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work

by David & Jonah Stillman

If your workplace feels like a battle zone and colleagues sometimes act like adversaries, you ore not alone. Today four generations glare at one another across the conference table, and the potential for conflict and confusion has never been greater.

  • Traditionalist employees with their "heads down, onward and upward" attitude live out a work ethic shaped during the Great Depression.
  • Eighty million Baby Boomers vacillate between their overwhelming need to succeed and their growing desire to slow down and enjoy life.
  • Generation Xers try to prove themselves constantly yet dislike the image of being overly ambitious, disrespectful, and irreverent.
  • Millennials, new to the workforce, mix savvy with social conscience and promise to further change the business landscape.

This insightful book provides hands-on methods to close the generation gaps. With effective tools to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage each generation, you can now create teamwork, not war, in today's highperformance workplace . . . where at any age, productivity is what counts.

The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplaceby David & Jonah Stillman

The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace

by David & Jonah Stillman

From Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman, the nationally recognized generational experts and authors of When Generations Collide, comes the definitive guide to “Millennials” (those born between 1982 and 2000) in the workplace—what they want, how they think, and how to unlock their talents to your organization’s advantage. If you enjoyed the insights in It’s Okay to Be the Boss, you need to read The M-Factor, destined to become “the” business book on this Millennial generation in the workplace. 

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