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Share Your Story Podcast Episode 7: In the Workplace, the “Wisdom of Elders” Means More Than Many Realize

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Experienced professionals have much to offer employers and volunteer organizations—and it’s not just “been there, done that.” It’s about deeper insight, more profound intuition, emotional intelligence and more. 

 

Chip Conley is the founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV) and later, Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. In his latest act, he’s an author and founder of Modern Elder Academy, the world's first midlife wisdom school. In the latest episode of Share Your Story, Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt and co-host Patricia Raskin spoke with Chip about how the work world is starting to more fully appreciate the value of having elders on staff. 

 

One key value is the idea of mutual mentoring. Older employees can team up with younger ones to trade their life lessons in emotional intelligence in exchange for help increasing their digital literacy and skills. These kinds of cross-generational support systems can create healthier morale even as they strengthen employee capabilities. 

 

To hear more about Modern Elder Academy and the wisdom of elders in the workplace, tune in to our conversation at the link below, on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. 

 

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