“Tim Elmore has been researching this issue for decades and now offers us a guide to understand and lead the different generations on our team. This book is an encyclopedia to help us get this issue right.”
- Sean McDermott, Head Coach, Buffalo Bills

Seven weeks

Seven Masterminds

Virtually Delivered

Designed specifically for manufacturing leaders who manage teams comprised of multiple generations. Facilitated by Ronald Graves, President, and Founder of Poiema Leadership Institute.

Mastermind Content

Week One (September 13):

Who are Today’s Clashing Generations?

The group will discuss: Where do you see evidence of generational differences on your team or in your organization? What do you think are some of the dangers of this, if left unchecked?

Week Two: (September 20):

Why It’s Important to Understand the Generations Next to You.

The group will discuss: How have you seen the factors that make up the personality and experience of each generation play out? What are your thoughts regarding generations having “personalities?”



Week Three (September 27):

Is There Really a Generation Gap Today?

The group will discuss: What factors have you observed in the workplace that create a generation gap? What have you already done to bridge this gap?

Week Four (October 4):

The Contribution of the Baby Boomer Generation.

The group will discuss: What changes should you make to enable Boomers to connect better with other team members and adapt to the challenges they bring? In what ways could bridges be built between Millennials and Boomers?

Week Five (October 11):

The Contribution of the Baby Busters (Generation X)?

The group will discuss: What challenges have your team faced in which a Gen Xer could play the role of mediator and connect two perspectives on an issue?
How can you help Gen X leverage the tough times in which they grew up to benefit younger team members who experienced tough times?

Week Six (October 18):

The Contribution of the Millennials (Generation Y)

The group will discuss: The largest chasm on work teams today is between Baby Boomers and Millennials? Do you see this? What can you do to bridge this chasm? How can you prepare the largest part of your workforce to lead your teams?

Week Seven (November 1):

The Contribution of the Coronials (Generation Z)

The group will discuss: What changes should you make to connect better with Gen Z team members? As you reflect on the challenges this new team member brings into their career, how can you equip them to perform at their highest level?


About Your facilitator

Ronald Graves

During his 40-year career in workers’ compensation, safety, and risk management, Ronald consulted for manufacturing companies in the following sectors: food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, wood products (including furniture), paper mills, printers, chemicals, plastics, rubber, metals (including machine shops), machinery, transportation (including automotive), and glass products.


Ronald’s corporate experience included 25 years in leadership. He left corporate employment to devote full time to consulting in the areas of leadership development, coaching, and organizational performance improvement. Ronald is a Certified Safety Professional (retired); Certified Performance Technologist; Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer; and a Certified Behavioral Analysis Trainer.

“Ronald has led two mastermind group studies for our associates, one for members of our plant management teams and the other for a team of corporate leaders. Both studies were very beneficial in the development and growth of our key people.

Everyone is required to contribute to the group discussion which is a major component of the sessions. They successfully apply the concepts learned through the mastermind to help lead their teams. The experience helped develop stronger peer relationships among the group participants.

Ronald’s presentation style is both instructive and participative. Ronald is quite adept at recognizing the experience and knowledge level of each group and has the ability to present the material in such a way that keeps the groups focused and engaged. Our leadership teams still talk about their experience in a positive way many months later. I would highly recommend Ronald’s mastermind group studies for your leaders.”
-Randall Parsons, Manufacturing Officer, Dream Walls / Gardner Glass.





For all 7 sessions

+ The book, A New Kind of Diversity by Tim Elmore.


Early bird price

if you register on or before September 1.

“Those of us who continue working need to focus our attention on helping younger generations stand on our shoulders to gain perspective and learn from our mistakes and successes. The book you’re holding in your hands will give you a jump-start on this goal. Tim Elmore has given his life to helping generations connect.”
-Dr. John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder of Maxwel Leadership.
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