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Four Expectations Generation Z Has of Future Employers

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The first wave of young adults from Generation Z are entering the workforce, and believe it or not, they are different from the Millennial Generation, who are a bit older than they are. Generation Z is the population who grew up during the first fifteen years of the 21st…

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How Generation Z Shops and What It Means for Us to Teach Them

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn If you are communicating with middle school, high school or college students, you already know they’ve grown up in the digital world. They are the Touchscreen Generation, also known as “screenagers.” It may surprise you to discover, then, that 98 percent of them still shop in brick and mortar…

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What Effective Leaders Know About Handling Conflict

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ 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…

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How to Handle Arguments with Kids About Phones

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Millions of parents have walked into landmines, as they disagree with their child on any number of mobile phone mishaps, social etiquette or social media addictions. Emotional debates occur, which can divide parents and kids and lead to a breakdown in communication. Parents often say things like: “You’re always…

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What Do Kids Picture When You Ask Them to Draw a Leader?

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A few weeks ago, Fast Company magazine published a piece where they asked young children to draw a picture of a “leader.” They did not specify what that meant; the kids could come up with whatever person or characteristics they imagined that leaders embody, and then draw it with…

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What Parents and Students Should Look for in Colleges and Majors

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Most of the high school seniors that I talk to tell me they aren’t sure what they want to do when they graduate. Some will declare a major course of study for college but even they will concede, “I’ll have to see if it feels right once I start.”…

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One Top Priority for Colleges to Retain Students

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You don’t have to be a professor or a student affairs director to observe that the world of higher education is shifting. Like it or not, the data is in. I fact-checked a report recently and found eye-opening research to confirm what I’ve been saying for years now. Colleges…

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How to Earn the Trust of Generation Z

20shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The latest research on young people, those 20 and younger, reveals some insights into the mindset of teenagers. One that may surprise you—while teens today love to engage with social media—they love their privacy too. Even more than you do. One of the top ten patterns spotted in the…

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What Generation Z Is Looking for in Leaders

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you heard the terms, “Finsta” and “Rinsta?” They represent a fresh vocabulary for a new generation that wants more privacy on-line than previous generations: Finsta is a term for fake or friendly Instagram accounts. They allow a teen to have an unreal platform to post but not get…

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Marches & Elections: Gen Z Isn’t Waiting for Permission to Change the World

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Sophie is a high school junior. I met her a few weeks ago during an invigorating conversation with several of her peers. When the topic of social change came up, she chimed in with a memorable line: “We’re not waiting for adults to make the changes we need in…

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