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New Study Shows the Language Young Millennials Prefer

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 findings: Despite the fact that…

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How New Technology Shapes Each New Generation

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 now trying to force people…

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The Great Divide Between Generation Z and Millennials

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 the economic depression. She literally…

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Hiring and Retaining Millennials in the Workforce: Podcast #50

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 in your hiring practices. What…

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New Survey: Millennials Learn More from Technology Than from People

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 they are by daily life…

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

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 by generation, gender and nation.…

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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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What Cereal and Coffee Teach Us About Millennials

This topic may sound random—but stay with me. We’re about to discuss a trend that can inform us what Millennials and Generation Z value. Recently, an article ran in the New York Times about traditional breakfast favorites, and how we consume them. Among the most fascinating insights revealed in the report was this: Almost 40…

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