Thanks to a colleague (you know who you are) for pointing out a wonderful keeping-it-real-tweet from Gerry Heise, Senior Major Gifts Officer at the LA Philharmonic, posted on the final day of the League conference.
Conference speaker tip: don’t ask how many millennials are in the room, see that half the room is comprised of millennials, and then proceed to bash millennials. Yikes. Made for a rough presentation recovery. #Orch2019
— Gerry Heise (@gerryheise) June 5, 2019
I couldn’t agree more. I simply don’t understand the amount of shade some among older generations in this field seem compelled to throw on millennials.
Set aside for a moment the behavior described in that tweet is precisely the type of microaggression that gets presenters banned from most other conferences, it simply doesn’t serve any overarching good.
You can run around blaming younger generations for lack of performance or you can simply get out there and follow the people actually adapting to the times and getting things done. Case in point:
Likewise, instead of focusing on perceived negatives, try extrapolating unique positives: