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My Commitment: To Make Myself Useful to Generation Z

21shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I recently spoke to a university student who candidly told me what he was up to. As he shared his political views, his plans for a career, his spiritual beliefs and his fluid gender identification—I immediately smiled, as I knew it was a departure from his parents’ worldview. When I asked,…

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Five Hints for Starting Your Career Well

4shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Some time ago, our team received a note describing an all too frequent scenario: I am a 23-year-old male, single (recently dumped), employed as a restaurant server, a former high school soccer athlete, and an intermediate violinist. I identify as an agnostic and I plan on returning to school part-time…

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What Effective Leaders Know About Handling Conflict

17shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn We live in a day of irony. When I look at our society, I see more conflict today than we’ve had in the past—politics, gender equality, racial equality, immigration, you name it. At the same time, it feels like we don’t know how to handle conflict in a productive manner.…

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New Study Shows the Language Young Millennials Prefer

5shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn The results of a survey were just released from M.I.T. Miro Kazakoff, a managerial communications lecturer at MIT and his co-author, Dr. Kara Blackburn, surveyed 311 students in their incoming MBA class. It produced some clear distinctions in young adults—those who are the youngest Millennials. Here are some of the…

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How New Technology Shapes Each New Generation

10shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Oh, how each generation living on planet earth experiences life through their own lens. The Baby Boomers have become people who live to work, while Millennials are often seen as a population who works to live. Japan has invented a new phrase in the workplace: “death by overwork” and is…

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The Great Divide Between Generation Z and Millennials

5shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I recently met a woman who’s 99 years old. She’s amazing and still able to articulate the vast history she lived through during the 20th century. She was born on the heels of World War I and remembers people talking about the battles fought in Europe, women’s voting rights and…

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Hiring and Retaining Millennials in the Workforce: Podcast #50

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation with JJ Hurley. JJ is the Founder and CEO of GDH Consulting, which he founded when he was just 26 years old. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: Start us off by talking about the change you made…

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New Survey: Millennials Learn More from Technology Than from People

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn In June of 2017, our organization, Growing Leaders, collaborated with Harris Poll to conduct a survey and discover the perspectives of various generations in the U.S. The survey looked at how different generations feel prepared for adult life; whether they had/have an adult mentor preparing them for adulthood; how overwhelmed…

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How Generation X, Y, and Z Across the World See Leadership Differently

6shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Today, there are more generations working together than at any point in modern history, primarily because people are living and working longer than in the past. Recently, “Universum” surveyed three generations of current and future employees to study their needs, views, and competencies relating to workplace leadership. They analyzed responses…

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How The Last Five Generations Have Changed Us

17shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn 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…

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