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Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a thought leader session at CUNAs America’s Credit Union Conference & Expo in New York City on generational differences.

During the session, author and Johnson Training Group partner Meagan Johnson asked the audience to create a list of words that described someone in Generation Y. I listened as the audience described my generation as tech savvy, lazy, irresponsible, lacking in communications skills and respect and impulsive. Johnson then made what I thought was a great point. She displayed a list of similar characteristics and then showed that this was a list taken from a 1968 Time magazine article describing the baby boom generation.

Johnson’s point that each new generation that comes up is just as new, inexperienced and youthful as the one before it made me start to take a look at the generation that is coming up behind me.

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