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Advance Leadership Workshop


Demystifying the Next Generation: Be the Leader Your Young Talent Needs

Many managers say that their new young employees have unrealistic expectations, lack good work habits, don’t want to pay their dues, and are too fragile and demanding. 

But the reality? Millennials and Gen Z employees are not disloyal, lazy slackers. They’re not looking for leaders to humor them or do the work for them. Today’s young talent want managers who take them seriously, set them up for success, and recognize their best efforts. They want leaders who make expectations clear and provide support and guidance when needed.

Join us to hear from Bruce Tulgan as he busts the myths and gets to the reality of what Millennials and Gen Z truly want and need in the workplace, so that you have the tools to help your young talent succeed. 


Event Details

Date: May 21st
Location: Fiorella's Event Center
9000 W 137th Street
Overland Park, KS 66221
Connecting & Community: 8:30 AM
Speaker: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

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Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Bring Out the Best in Young Talent

With insights from Bruce Tulgan's well-loved book



How will you be sharpened, challenged, & inspired?

  • Understand the attitudes and behaviors of young employees, beyond the popular stereotypes 
  • Attract, select, and retain the best young employees 

  • Communicate the right messages during onboarding 

  • Help young employees understand the basics of self-management and learn to work smarter, faster and better 
  • Teach young employees where they fit in the organization and the basics of the manager-employee relationship

Meet Our Speaker

Bruce Tulgan

CEO & Founder, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Bruce Tulgan headshot Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, Inc., a management research and training firm, as well as RainmakerLearning, an online training resource. Bruce is the best-selling author of numerous books including Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, Bridging the Soft Skills Gap, The 27 Challenges Managers Face (2014), and It’s Okay to be the Boss. His newest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, is available now from Harvard Business Review Press. Bruce lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management, as well as other academic institutions. He has written for the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, and HR Magazine, and writes regularly for Training Magazine,, and Psychology Today. Since 1995, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers inhundreds of organizations. In recent years, Bruce was named by Management Today as one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a “management guru” and he was named to the 2009 Thinkers50 Rising Star list. On August 13, 2009, Bruce was honored to accept Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. Bruce is a lifelong practitioner of Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do and holds a seventh degree black belt, making him a Kyoshi master in that style. He lives in New Haven, CT with his wife Debby Applegate, Ph.D., who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for her book The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (Doubleday, 2006). Her new book, Madam: The Biography of Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age, is available now from Doubleday.

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