Dealing with Entitlement in the Workplace

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SamyChong @Rogers.com
Certified Master Coach. Speaker. Author.
www.CorporatePhilosopher.com
(416) 347 2814
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Dealing with Entitlement in the Workplace
 My Presentation
 The Generation Gap
 How do we widen the Gap?
 Some solutions
 Answer the group’s challenges
 Your questions
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 “This so called
‘Generation Gap’ is
just a conversation we
haven’t taken the time
to have yet.”
 ~Olivia McIvor
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 “Young people today have no respect for
authority, for their elders, or for the traditions of
the past.
 They are lazy and unwilling to work hard causing
no end to worry about the future.”
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 It is not age differences that create a divide but our
judgments about each other.
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 The Changing of Words
 COMPANY LOYALTY
 Work Ethic
 Social Skills
 Technology
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 How Do We Widen the Gap?
 We don’t understand them; we use what would motivate
us to try to motivate them.
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“If you are a hammer; everything is a nail!”
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 How Do We Widen the Gap?
 We don’t like changes – especially changes in ourselves.
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Yet we expect others to change.
Change is inevitable. We can’t change anyone else. By
changing ourselves, we begin to change those around us.
“Be the Change you want to see in the world!” Gandhi
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 How Do We Widen the Gap?
 Each generation does better than the one before it.
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The next generation will not go through the suffering we did,
just like we did not go through the suffering our parents did.
Acceptance is the antidote – you don’t have to agree.
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 How Do We Widen the Gap?
 As a leader, your job is to teach others to fish, not to give
them the fish.
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It is easier to give them the answers.
‘I will do it myself,’ or ‘No one can do that better than me.’
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 Some Solutions
 Shift our attitude and judgment -- what we resist
persists.
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 Some Solutions
 Shift our attitude and judgment -- what we resist
persists.
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What can I learn from them?
 “Servant Leadership” principles from the restaurant business
Your attitude and judgment stop you from progress and are
part of the problem.
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 Some Solutions
 Enormous growth in the field of human potential and
development
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 Some Solutions
 Enormous growth in the field of human potential and
development
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Many tools available to assist:
 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
 Team Coaching International
(http://www.teamcoachinginternational.com)
 Productivity and Positivity
 Leadership books and Internet resources
 Accountability – Who will do what? By when?
 Coaching resources
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 Some Solutions
 Learning to speak our truth
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Once you tolerate a deficiency, over time, it becomes a habit
and a culture
 Examples: lateness, dress code, complaints about being
underpaid
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 Some Solutions
 You are either part of the problem or part of the solution
-- never both!
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 Some Solutions
 You are either part of the problem or part of the solution
-- never both!
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If you bring me a problem, I need you to think of 3 solutions
first!
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 Some Solutions
 You are either part of the problem or part of the solution
-- never both!
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If you bring me a problem, I need you to think of 3 solutions
first!
The challenge of not enough money
 Quantify - how much do they want? Challenge them on how
they can add value so you will want to pay double.
 Show them what you need to get there – together, go find the
solution
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 Some Solutions
 Administer a 360 report for you and your leadership
team
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Requires safety
3 simple questions:
 What would you like me to stop doing?
 What would you like me to start doing?
 What would you like me to continue doing?
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 The Group’s Sample Challenge #1
 “Staff are unhappy with any amount of salary increase
because they feel they are worth more, but take
constructive criticism as an insult.”
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 The Group’s Sample Challenge #1
 “Staff are unhappy with any amount of salary increase
because they feel they are worth more, but take
constructive criticism as an insult.”
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Quantify and “double down.”
Find 3-4 solutions that will increase revenue and/or
productivity together.
Ask powerful questions – “What would it take for you not to
react and feel criticized?”
Rule of thumb – 5 positives for every 1 negative
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 The Group’s Sample Challenge #2
 “Staff consider year-end bonus as part of their annual
income and complain about any amount they receive.”
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 The Group’s Sample Challenge #2
 “Staff consider year-end bonus as part of their annual
income and complain about any amount they receive.”
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Change your attitude – What is the formula they would like?
 Give them a voice -- encourage them to help solve the
challenges.
 Requires us to be transparent in our financial affairs and
overcome fear of letting them see the bottom line.
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 I still firmly believe in the Capitalist System.
 The question becomes – how do I become a Capitalist
with a conscience?
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 "To achieve twenty-first-century success, all of us (organizations, too)
will first become successful inwardly. Progressive companies must sense
this. They emphasize (and also sponsor) independent learning. These
firms are merging the tenets of education, business, and spiritual
growth and teem with lively thinkers who love their unique process of
creative discovery."
 ~ The Mentor's Spirit by Marsha Sinetar
Samy Chong
Certified Master Coach. Speaker. Author.
www.CorporatePhilosopher.com
[email protected]
(416) 347 2814
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 Final Thoughts
 Be the change you want to see in your workplace
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 Final Thoughts
 Be the change you want to see in your workplace
 Learn, unlearn and relearn ~ Alvin Toffler
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 Final Thoughts
 Be the change you want to see in your workplace
 Learn, unlearn and relearn ~ Alvin Toffler
 Invest in yourself and your people
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 Final Thoughts
 Be the change you want to see in your workplace
 Learn, unlearn and relearn ~ Alvin Toffler
 Invest in yourself and your people
 Be open; be transparent; be humble; be courageous; be
ALL that you are capable of being.
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 Final Thoughts
 Be the change you want to see in your workplace
 Learn, unlearn and relearn ~ Alvin Toffler
 Invest in yourself and your people
 Be open; be transparent; be humble; be courageous; be
generous; be ALL that you are capable of being.
 Know you have a special role as an entrepreneur and as a
leader – TO SERVE MANKIND!!!
Samy Chong
Certified Master Coach. Speaker. Author.
www.CorporatePhilosopher.com
[email protected]
(416) 347 2814

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