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The great divide

by Tyler Palko | Originally posted on October 6th, 2016

We see it in sports all the time: The next “Great One” facing off against the “Veteran.” The young gun who is next in line vs. the wise, accomplished old man. Recall Jordan vs. Magic. Or Jordan vs. Bird. Or Nicholas vs. Palmer. Kobe vs. Jordan. LeBron vs. Kobe. Rodgers vs. Favre. The list goes on and on and proves with absolute certainty that there will always be another “Great.” It’s evolution!

Let’s take a different spin on this: Baby Boomers = The Veteran.

The Veteran is the definition of success. He has put in his time and devoted his life over the last 30+ years to the workforce. He has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that the new “Great One” can’t touch. He has seen the evolution of the workplace. As a matter of fact, he had a major role in changing the workplace for the better. He doesn’t want to let go. He is still holding on to the dwindling seconds of power he has. He doesn’t have the time, or desire, to develop the young bucks underneath him.

But just like Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, we all have a shelf life. Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >

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