Millennial Impact Report: Converting Statistics to Actions

If you haven’t noticed, The Case Foundation does good work. They undertake research and promote programs that cover civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. A solid mix of what makes the world work in better ways. Cutting across these areas is a focus on the next generation – Millennials. In working with Achieve, a survey of…

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The Good Kind of Overwhelmed

A few weeks ago as I was leaving work, I looked up and saw a strange, ominous, and darkening skyline. While thunderstorms aren’t unusual for Dallas, this one was different. Shooting up thousands of feet into the air was a fearsome thunderhead. Underneath it, a strange, turquoise glow emanated from a lower band of clouds…

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What’s Next For Millennials? Leading the Next Generation

Guest Post by Kern Carter An odd question, I know. It seems like many Millennials are either still searching for themselves personally and professionally or just hitting their stride in both. But I feel like the question must be asked. As a recent member of the 30’s club, I’m a Millennial that’s already thinking about…

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Kelly Olenski: Navigating Uncharted Waters in Mental Health Care

Gaining adequate access to mental health care has been a hot-button issue in the United States over the past several years. It’s a challenge Kelly Olenski is intimately aware of. As a trained behavioral therapist, she’s seen first-hand how difficult it can be for patients to navigate our current systems. She admits, “Accessing mental health…

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Prioritizing Customer Needs While Delivering What Customers Want

At first glance, Peter Swanson’s LinkedIn profile might surprise you. As I was doing a little cyber stalking to prepare for our chat, I checked him out and thought to myself, “This guy has done a little bit of everything.” I was intrigued. Peter admits that out of context, “You’d think I was all over…

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Will You Help the Next Generation Accomplish Greater Things?

Every leader wants to be remembered for the impact they made. Great leaders want to leave the world a better place than they found it. The best leaders want to leave a legacy that creates a lasting impact for generations to come. One of the greatest things a leader can do to maximize his or…

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What Millennials Should Know About Fear and Chasing Dreams

Life as a Millennial can feel unpromisingly complex at times. We wrestle through questions about work and what we’re supposed to with our lives. We struggle with the challenges of adulthood, trying to overcome the fears that with relationships, mortgages, and trying to make it on our own. We start our twenties sprinting toward the…

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The Two Best Questions Millennials Can Ask Older Leaders

What questions should Millennials ask older leaders to find common ground? Answers to these two key questions will provide much leadership insight.

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4 Tips for Young Leaders

Guest Post by Aaron Armour I walked through the doors as a new manager with confidence, excitement and a notebook full of ideas. I expected some challenges, of course, but I knew the team would rally and fight through anything. I knew the business was underperforming, customer traffic was declining and employee turnover was high….

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Finding Meaning in Bridge Jobs

We’ve all been there – whether your’re a newly minted college grad, a seasoned professional with an expired contract, or a parent returning to work after a few years off – we’ve all worked jobs that aren’t our dream job. We take them for many reasons: for experience, for resume building, because we’re not quite…

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Using Intentionality to Counter the Generational Reputation

Guest Post by Megan Dougherty and Danielle Aaronson Between the two of us, we have a combined ten years in the workforce and have already held five jobs. On paper, it would appear we are on par to live into our generation’s less than optimal reputation of job-hopping. Ouch. In fact, Forbes reported that Millennials…

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Activate Leadership: A Calling for Millennials and More

A few years ago, I was snowshoeing in the Rockies. It was a needed break from work and other activities. Thin Difference had been my side project pursuit for several years, and I was continuing to learn, shift, and enhance what I was writing about. In the media and some social circles, there were voices…

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