Podcast: Hard Conversations and the Multigenerational Workplace with Jennifer Abrams
January 30, 2018
In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Jennifer about hard conversations and the multigenerational workplace, including the impact each of these have on both leading and learning.
As a leader – or aspiring leader – in the business of lifelong learning, it’s par for the course that you will need to have challenging conversations within your organization and the people that you serve. And related to that, oftentimes the challenge lies in effectively communicating to an audience representing a wide range in age and years of experience.
Jennifer Abrams is an expert in overcoming these challenges and has written various books including, Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace : Communicate, Collaborate, and Create Community, and Hard Conversations Unpacked : The Whos, the Whens, and the What-Ifs. She’s also a communications expert, a designer of professional development, a speaker, and, with a few e-courses under her belt, an entrepreneurial subject matter expert (eSME)—if that term is new to you or you need a refresher, see our related post about the rise of the eSME.
About Jennifer Abrams
Jennifer has been recognized as one of "21 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know" by Education Week's 'Finding Common Ground' blog. She considers herself a "voice coach," helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, facilitating a group, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee and being an all around better human being in all types of interactions.
Work with Jennifer
Praise for Jennifer
A Superb Presenter
“Jennifer presented a workshop on Having Hard Conversations to our staff. She is a superb presenter, with a strong command of the content, excellent real examples, and professional delivery. Staff have since been talking to me all week about how much they enjoyed the presentation. I only wish we had more time with her, as these practices have the potential to have a really positive impact on our workplace.”