How to Develop Gen Y Employees for Your Company’s Growth

Guest Post by Arundhuti Roy Employees are an asset to an organization and employee development is a part of the management system that leads to the strategic growth of your business. Recently, I happened to come across an article from Harvard Business Review, where it was mentioned that many of the brightest employees are in…

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The Challenges of 21st Century Leadership

Guest Post by Ali Jafri Despite the fact the countries are slowly recovering from recent financial crisis, CEOs across the globe still feel that financial environment is far from stable or comfortable. It has always been a tough challenge to find strong business leaders offering a unique combination of personality and skill necessary to take the…

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What Makes A Truly Great Leader (to Millennials)?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a keen interest in the hows and whys of human behavior. How did Jimmy ace that math test when he didn’t study? Why didn’t Jenny try out for that role she was so excited about? These were the thoughts that would run through my head in…

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What I Learned About Leading Up

What I learned about “leading up” from being yelled at in the parking lot The other day I was meeting a friend for dinner in a relatively busy part of town. All of the parking for the restaurant was full (not surprising if you’ve ever tried to visit Nashville), so I decided to park down…

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VUCA: What Does This Mean for Future Leaders

Development Dimensions International (DDI), jointly with The Conference Board, conducted a survey of 13,124 leaders across many organizations, industries, and countries. An extensive study. The work was released as the Global Leadership Forecast 2014 | 2015. One of the focus areas is on VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous – and the importance of…

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Expanded Generational Perspectives

Life does not stay static and, most importantly, it should never remain so! Change happens. We adapt. We learn. We expand our perspective and a spark ignites within our minds and soul. A little dramatic. Maybe. But I am excited about this next, new phase of Thin Difference! Expanded Generational Perspectives From the call for…

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What the World Needs from Every 20-Something

Guest Post by Danny Rubin For Brazil, winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. As the country hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup, its men’s national team feels the heat of 1,000 suns. Not only is Brazil the “spiritual” home of the world’s most popular sport, but the country already lost the World Cup on…

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Millennials Rising: Forward-Thinking Policy Options

Common Sense Action (CSA) is a Millennial grass-roots organization passionate about addressing important policies that really matter in the years and decades ahead. In working with many colleges around the United States and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), CSA just released the Agenda for Generational Equity (AGE), a comprehensive policy document with a menu of options on…

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Raising Your Millennial Perspective

Thin Difference is designed to be an intergenerational forum. With a clear focus on Millennial leaders, the goal is to empower your generation to become conscious leaders, build stronger teams, and lead a richer life. Many of you are already on this path while others are getting underway. I believe by sharing perspectives and experiences…

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Top 5 Leadership Traits from Millennials

For the past several months, we have been interviewing Millennial leaders to highlight their work and gain their insights. Molly Page has told their stories well in our Millennial Momentum series, and many have good stories to tell. A great match. One that we intend to continue. As I read through each story again, key…

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Gen Y: First Aid After a Bad Performance Review

Guest Post by Martina Mangelsdorf Not matter how much we’d love to exceed our objectives year in and out, you will never be a high-flyer all the time . If you have just received a bad performance review, either the negative review is justified because you really didn’t achieve your goals, or you have been…

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How to Develop a Leadership Philosophy?

The process to develop a leadership philosophy may vary by individual. Developing one is the key so don’t get bogged down in the process. Use a process that works for you.

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