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How The Last Five Generations Have Changed Us

Folks talk a lot today about Millennials. For that matter, we’ve talked about younger generations ever since the Baby Boomers introduced the “generation gap” in the 1960s. The unique realities each generation faces as they come of age (shared tragedies, heroes, milestones, music, television shows and economy) shape us into the people we are as…

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Adulting: The New Course Students Need

If you’re around teens or twenty-somethings, you’ve probably noticed they’ve adopted a new verb. It’s an action word called, “adulting.” It’s all about the migration from a kid-mindset to an adult-mindset. And for a majority of students today, it’s a huge step. Survey results on young adults in their 20s or 30s were just released. The…

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A New Approach to Managing Millennials in the Workforce: Episode 41

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Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Geoff Goodman, President of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Having held other executive positions for Bruster’s Ice Cream and Cici’s Pizza, Geoff has a whole new stance on how to manage and lead the next generation. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation. http://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Geoff.Goodman.Podcast.mp3…

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Six Potential Downsides of Social Media

Our focus groups and recent conversations with middle school, high school and university students have been enlightening, to say the least. I am anxious to unveil them next year in a new book. Today—I want to follow up on my last two posts, regarding social media. I hope to furnish you (and your colleagues) with…

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The Potential Upside of Social Media

Yesterday, I blogged about the A, B, C’s of handling social media—specifically, how do we can teach and parent a generation that doesn’t remember a time without Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other such sites. Today and tomorrow, I’d like to dig into the data on how this digital world impacts their skill development and…

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Raised in a Day of Social Media

Generation Z—the kids who’ve been born since the beginning of the 21st century—has never known a day without the ping of social media messaging: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Kik, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube…you name it. Millennials grew up with computers—for Generation Z, it’s social media, all day, everyday. It’s a whole new world. Teens now spend more…

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Why Helicopter Parents Produce Boomerang Kids

I spent the last few days studying thirty years of student trends and patterns. While both K-12 and Higher Education have gone through transitions—the greatest shift in three decades of childhood is the parents. Parents are doing their job differently than they did forty years ago. We’ve all heard the term, “Helicopter Parent.” It’s a…

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Lies Boomers Tell Themselves About Millennials

This week, I’ve teamed up with my colleague, Andrew McPeak, to offer two lists you may be interested in. Andrew and I are from two different generations; I am a Baby Boomer and Andrew is a Millennial. We enjoy a great relationship, and felt we could explore the lies each generation tells themselves about the…

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