Tell Me

Reflecting on the generational opinion differences which rose to the surface at last Thursday's board meeting.

The older generation says:  "Tell me what." 
Give me the bottom line.  Tell me what needs to be done and I'll do it -- but but don't muddle it up by getting in my way.

The middle generation says:  "Tell me how."
Let me know how it's to be done, and I'll do it, as long as it's not too inconvenient.  (Thus, the plethora of "how to" books on Amazon.)

The rising generation says:  "Tell me why."
Don't assume I will jump on board with the program.  I need a good reason to invest myself in something, and it has to be authentic, relational and organic.

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