Motivating Millennials on Your Team

Motivating Millennials is a proverbial nut that almost every organization and leader is trying to crack. As the largest generation in today’s labor force, Millennials make up a significant percentage of employees at businesses both big and small. Unfortunately, the challenges and issues around leading Millennials seem to be just as big as the generation…

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5 Inspirational Millennials to Motivate Us All

Guest Post by Megan Thompson From time to time, we all meet people that inspire the heck out of us, people that have us wanting to become the most successful versions of ourselves, and who motivate us to be better than we currently are. Right now, we’re in the middle of what some call the…

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What Simon Sinek Got Wrong about Millennials in the Workplace

During the past month, several individuals sent me the YouTube video of Simon Sinek discussing Millennials in the workplace. The interview is conducted by Inside Quest. The first time I watched it, I thought there were some valid points, but other elements didn’t sit well. After watching it several times, it became more clear that…

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Experiences: The Best Gift of All

Experiences are gifts. While experiences have tangible elements, the intangibles last longer. What lasts are the memories relived, relationships developed, and insights gained. We spend time finding the perfect gift, only to give up and buy a gift card. What people remember more is the lunch to a unique place with an engaging, full-attention conversation….

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Join One20: A Day to Do Good

Our character is being tested. Discontentment reigns. As citizens, how we respond now reflects on us. Will our character strengthen? Will we undertake good works with and for others? Our answers cast a reflection on our neighborhoods and communities. Our answer can spring forward with One20. How We Arrived Here The past U.S. Presidential election…

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University to Corporation: Does It Need to Be One Way?

Alphabet just hired a computer scientist from Stanford University. Fei-Fei Li is more than a respected scientist; she also is the director of Stanford University’s artificial intelligence lab. No longer. From university to corporation, academic talent is being hired by different corporations. A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Tech Companies Tap New Talent From…

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When Labels Lie

It is not a good time to be a pollster. Up until Tuesday, November 8, the presidential election felt less like an expression of democracy and more like a sporting event, complete with quarter by quarter updates on who was “up” and by how much. We even had a probability percentage on the likelihood of…

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Four Damaging Mentalities Millennials Must Break

Millennials can be pretty critical of older generations who seem stuck in their ways. “They just don’t get it anymore… that’s not how the world works.” “This isn’t the 1950’s anymore…” “How can they still think that is going to work?” These are all things I’ve heard Millennial co-workers say about our superiors. While Millennials…

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Do You Feel You Can Affect Change?

Do you feel you can affect change? A straightforward question but it delivers a sense of what is possible or impossible. Can we affect change? I stood in line to vote. In my early voting place, people were standing in line and getting ready to make their selections. It was invigorating to see. Voting is a…

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The Necessity of a Quarter-Life and Mid-Life Crisis

A quarter-life crisis happens. A mid-life crisis unfolds. I have thought both are frauds or distractions. Just do your work, and all will be fine, I thought. But not all will be fine. A crisis may be an overstatement. Terminology throws us. Is struggling with where you are with your career a crisis? Is feeling…

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A Fresh Era of Health IT Coming

How many know that it is National Health IT Week? My guess is that not many do. If you work in health IT, you probably will. HIMSS sponsors this annual rallying point as a way to engage in health IT conversations on Capitol Hill and also encourage the health IT community to share their health…

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5 Ways Millennials Can Tackle Work Related Stress

Guest Post by Riya Sander From paying down student loan debt to running a young family to even juggling projects at work, life for many millennials is a real challenge. With an estimated 75% of the workforce being millennials by 2025 and over 2.5 billion millennials worldwide, we are ticking time bombs walking around at…

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