Episode 11: Emopwerment vs. Entitlement and Our Future Generations: aka Kids These Days!

As we approach middle age, lets look at the climate, current stereotypes of our generation vs the millennial generation or the next “young adults” in line.

-Over the last 40 years, there have been dramatic changes in schools of thought of how to raise children, particularly in trying to be conscious and intentional parent. For Tonya, some of this has been clearly represented in what it is like to raise children that are generations apart.

-Are you assuming and making generalizations in your leadership style.

-Entitlement is the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.

-Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

-Does entitlement trigger you because you feel like it is coming from that person's ego?

-We all stand on someone else’s shoulders throughout life. Here is an example of the difference between empowered and entitled. Empowered people ask “How can I help you?” Entitled people ask “Why do I have to help?” Which do you prefer?

-Are we losing educational foundations because schools are having to become the village?

-Tips on how to develop a growth mindset

-Looking at your grit resilience

-Grit is basically your courage, resolve and character. Leadership can be lonely at times especially when you are taking a team on a new adventure or find yourself in troubled waters because let’s face it your competition can’t always swim too.

-Accountability can fuel empowerment.

-Empowerment comes from autonomy, motivation and mastery.

-Empathy is about having the sense of others emotions doubled with the ability to imagine what the other person may be thinking or feeling.

-Sympathy is feeling compassion, sorrow or pity for hardships that the another person encounters while empathy is putting yourself in their shoes.

-To flex your empathy muscle  considering challenging yourself to undertake a challenging experience which pushes you out of your comfort zone, ask for feedback, examine your biases, cultivate a sense of curiosity, explore your heart instead of your head, get feedback from others, and learn to ask better questions.

-Older generations need younger generations and vice versa. Millennials need to be mentored by the older leaders to learn about grit, being uncomfortable, autonomy, and seasoned leaders need Millennials  to learn about honoring the balance of global/cultural acumen, interpersonal skills and leadership impact.

Show Resources:

-angeladuckworth.com (grit scale)

Angela Duckworth: Grit, the power of passion and perseverance: https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance

Carol Dweck: The power of believing you can improve: https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve

- https://youtu.be/1Evwgu369Jw (Brene Brown Sympathy/Empathy cartoon)

Daniel Siegel, M.D,  & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The whole brain child and The YES brain: how to cultivate courage, curiosity, and resilience in your child



Tonya Drew