The Work Remix with Lindsey Pollak

How to Deal with Criticism from Older Colleagues as a Young Leader

Episode Summary

The Work Remix with Lindsey Pollak is a show that takes a positive approach to personal and organizational change, combining classic business practices from the past with modern ways of working. This week continues our special series on navigating career and workplace issues during the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, Lindsey answers a question from a young leader who is being criticized by older colleagues due to her age.

Episode Notes


TEDx Talk - “It's About Time We Stop Shaming Millennials” by Lindsey Pollak, TEDxStLouisWomen (November 15, 2016)

Generational Labels: Building Bridges or Burning Them?” (December 12, 2019)

Stop the Generational Shaming!” (October 8, 2019)

Why Employers Should Care About Millennials” (January 31, 2020)

“Age Has Nothing to Do with Being a Good Manager” (February 26, 2020)

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“No matter how hard you work or how strong of a leader you try to be, you will not always be perceived the way that you want.”

“Confronting a situation doesn't have to mean being confrontational. It's just that sometimes the only way to stop a behavior is to directly call it out and discuss it.”


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Wall Street Journal and Financial Times book of the month: The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

New York Times Best Seller: Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

Getting From College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

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