585 - Why We Connect, Engage and Answer Why

Posted November 4, 2022 by Mark Perna

Episode: 585

Episode Title: Why We Connect, Engage and Answer Why

Connecting, engaging, and answering why for young people is a lot of work. So why do we do it? Here’s my answer, next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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Hello and thanks for tuning in to The Perna Syndicate today! For the past few weeks, we’ve done a deep dive on how to connect, engage, and answer why for the younger generations. 

 

Today I wanted to wrap up this discussion with a big-picture question. Why? Why do we go to all this effort to forge a human connection, meaningfully engage, and honestly answer why for the young people in our lives?

 

I mean, it’s a lot of work. We can probably do our jobs OK without expending all that energy in building and maintaining positive relationships. After all, our students HAVE to be there if they want to graduate. Our Gen Z employees HAVE to show up if they want to get paid. We could put in a basic level of effort and get by.

 

So why do we do it? Ask yourself: why do I, personally, want to go the extra mile? Sure, it makes good business sense to foster a positive, enthusiastic workforce. Yes, students who are engaged perform better on all metrics. But if you’re like me, the biggest reason is because you care.

 

We see these young people and we want to empower them. We want to unleash their fullest passion, purpose, and performance at home, at school, and at work. We want to see them succeed, to go further and faster than anyone thought they could. They are the future. And we get the privilege of shaping them. 

 

That’s why we put in all the work to connect, engage, and answer why, every day. 

 

I appreciate that you tuned in this week and made The Perna Syndicate a part of your life. As always, feel free to drop me a line at MarkCPerna.com any time you have a comment or question on anything I share. That’s all for this week—we’ll see you back here next week for more on The Perna Syndicate!


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