Six Story-Sharing Questions for this Holiday Season

How well do we really know each other – our past struggles, fears, hopes and dreams? These six story-sharing questions will spark meaningful conversations and help us connect to friends and family more deeply.

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Navigation Lessons Across Generations

Sometimes lessons come from surprising places. These navigation lessons were learned watching different age groups follow directions to a specific location.

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Breaking Down the (Communication) Barriers Between Generations

Communication is something that can make or break a team. Effective communication can help organizations solve problems and accomplish their goals. Poor communication can cripple organizations, creating even more problems and preventing them from focusing on achieving their goals. The (Communication) Barriers Between Generations There are several factors that make communicating difficult, but one of…

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How Do You Lead Those Who Are Older Than You?

Guest Post by Scott Savage Ten years ago, I watched a film that I would one day live. The film, In Good Company, starred Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, and Scarlett Johansson. In Good Company tells the story of a middle-age advertising executive (Quaid) whose world is turned upside down when his company is bought out….

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Crafting a Conscious Culture

A good thing is happening. More companies are awakening to what a conscious culture can mean for their business, and Millennials will be instigating more change on how purpose and profit are intertwined within an organization. Achieve, in partnership with the Case Foundation, added to their 2014 Millennial Impact Report with a six-month research update…

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Craving Leadership

Rod Cartwright with Ketchum pointed me to their Leadership Communication Monitor report. Reading through all the statistics and trends was fascinating, disappointing, and motivating. Here is a sample of all three: Fascinating: Acting in a customer-centered way is being more closely tied to effective corporate leadership behaviors. Although trustworthiness is still at the top in…

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Building Trust Between Generations – Six Ways

Kate Nasser stated: “When the leadership in an organization see and focus on the differences, they widen the gap. When the leadership see the possibilities for success at the intersection of talents, the gap disappears.” Leadership Generations: When Energy Meets Experience, September 2013 I agree. In the intersection, trust builds. Kate started the #PeopleSkills community…

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Creating An Intergenerational Mindset

Guest Post by Dan Oestreich Many years ago I listened to the late Santiago Rodriguez, then Director of Multicultural Programs at Apple Computer. He was discussing trends at the time in training programs to broaden diversity awareness in organizations. He recounted how many organizations had developed sessions to elaborate the primary characteristics of various races…

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What Story Does Your Skin Tell?

Did you know skin is our largest organ? Did you know if you took your skin and laid it flat, it would cover 21 square feet of space? We think of our skin of something that protects us. It can be irritated at times from mosquito bites or poison ivy. Even though we feel an…

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