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What Millennials Want from CEO’s and Leaders

There’s an interesting post over on Lisa Petrilli’s C-Level Strategies blog, What Millennials Told CEOs They Want from Leaders. (Photo: Photostock.) I’ll re-post some excerpts here before commenting: Ever wonder what Millennials would tell CEOs if they had the chance? Well, at our most recent CEO Connection Forum in LA we asked a group of […]
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Boomers and the New Youth Movement: Get Ready

There are many shifting societal changes happening right now, and I believe we are in the midst of a cultural transition including from one generation to another. It isn’t as obvious as a comet and you can’t stop it by shooting at it. It will happen whether anyone likes it or not. There is another youth […]
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Purpose: What Really Matters to You?

Here’s the question:  “What advice would you give a young worker in order to have a truly meaningful career?” This is interesting: I asked this over on LinkedIn and tallied up the responses into an informal poll. The top advice was tied at 45% between these two answers: Find your true purpose, do what you […]
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Leading Gen Y and Beyond: Live with Integrity

I asked the question over on LinkedIn, “What advice would you give a young worker in order to have a truly meaningful career?” I got an avalanche of responses which I’ll summarize in a later post. (Photostock Image) This question stimulated a lot of people to think and share their opinions. Here’s an interesting conversation […]
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Leading Gen Y: 3 Lessons for a Meaningful Career

As a leader, what three suggestions would you give to Gen Y people about living a truly meaningful life? Beyond making a living, what would you tell someone are the keys to creating a worthwhile career? I think it starts with answering the same question for yourself. What do you need to be doing to […]
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Generational Management:
What’s Good for Gen Y Is Good for All?

The idea of generational management was well expressed in Jamie Smith’s guest post this week. Maybe younger generations need to be managed differently than older workers. But I’m thinking, maybe not. Maybe we’re more alike than we think? (Photo credit Photostock) For example, Ms. Smith mentions three ways leaders can help Gen Y in the […]
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The Need for Generational Management:
A Gen Y Business Student Speaks Out

This guest post is from Jamie Smith, who comments on my previous question, Does Gen Y Have an Attitude Problem? Warning: Soap box! (Photo credit Photostock.) I am guilty of being a part of Gen Y. That said, please continue to read my comment :). I am working on completing my master’s thesis (and I’ve […]
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If Computer Games Make You Smarter,
Can Games Help You Work Better?

The evolution in workplace attitudes may be due in large part to the way computers and technology have affected our brains. Think about it: the newer generations began using computer games and digital technologies at early ages. It’s bound to have had a huge affect on how they learn, communicate and behave. (Image credit jscreationzs, […]
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The Coming Shift in Age Diversity at Work

As we roll into the Thanksgiving holiday week/weekend, let me share what I am writing for my next newsletter, The Scholz Report, about age diversity at work, due out in December. (Image by digitalart). Big changes are afoot and because of age diversity, things will never be the same in the world of work. I […]
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Gen Y Clashpoints: What Managers Can Do

What can you do as a manager to avoid some of the generational clashes and encourage high performing diverse teams? Without a lot of time available to personally mentor Gen Yers, you can’t ignore the pitfalls or wait for potential relationship problems to explode. (Photo credit Photostock) Here are two common issues that cause conflicts […]
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