3 Next-Level Management Tips to Create a Better Workplace in 2020

Today’s post is courtesy of SocialMonsters.org The only thing constant is change. Though some aspects of business success are built upon bedrock principles that were detailed decades ago, you can’t stop evolving. There are new business models. There is new technology. And there needs to be new management. No, we’re not talking about firing and …

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Finding workers from Generation Z

When you talk to older HR people and executives about the workers in the upcoming generation of workers, those known as Generation Z, the assumption is that you will need some high tech, whizbang, method to reach these workers who have been connected online all their lives. That assumption may stop many companies from pursuing …

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From the Archive: Six Interesting age facts HR and business leaders should know

I got into a discussion with a friend about age discrimination. He agreed that age discrimination is much more rampant and “under the radar” than most people think. That made think it was time to dust off this post. A couple of interesting age facts taken from Tom Peters’ book The Little BIG Things. Written in …

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From the Archives- Future Friday: Five Future Facts You Need to Know

I am on vacation therefore I have reached back into the archives to bring you an interesting post with important information. This was originally posted on May 23, 2014. Here are some interesting projections into the future that I ran across. Some of these are projections for the year 2030. The year 2030 is a …

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Future Friday: The Human Condition

I was reading a piece by Dan Schawbel, a favorite writer of mine, where he was talking about 10 trends for 2017. (I could gripe that we are just into November and we are already getting 2017 articles, but hey Christmas decorations are already up as well.) In his article in Forbes Schawbel says that …

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Giving feedback to Millennials

My friend Ryan Jenkins posted a great YouTube video on the best way to give feedback to a Millennial. Many Boomer managers and GenX managers have struggled with this. Even Millennial managers may have a problem in giving feedback. We have done them a disservice by rewarding them for everything, and as you will hear …

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A House divided on Generational differences

If you want to find out about generational differences ask someone, they will have an opinion to share. Are Millennials more self-absorbed than previous generations? Are Millennials more concerned about society? Are Millennials more concerned about entitlement? Perhaps so, but I think the fault for these difference lie not with the Millennials but with their …

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Future Friday: Demographic Alert or “No Sh*t Sherlock”

This post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but a recent headline in Forbes announced “LIKE IT OR NOT, MILLENNIALS ARE OFFICIALLY THE FUTURE OF WORK.” My first response was “duh.”  In reality what the article was announcing was that Millennials are the PRESENT of the workforce. They have officially taken over as they largest segment in …

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Do Helicopter Parents Make it Difficult for Generation Z to Soar at Work?

    One of my clients asked me if I knew of anyone who could provide some Business Skills 101 type of training. They were having a difficult time with their new and young employees coming to work not really prepared for work. It is a phenomenon that is becoming more widespread. A just released …

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