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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Why You’re Never Too Old For Cookie Monster

Earlier this year, Apple aired a commercial that starred Cookie Monster, the blue treat-craving monster who is a mainstay on Sesame Street. I remember it popping up on my Facebook feed because I watched it, re-watched it, and then watched it again, each time laughing more and more. There’s nothing complicated about the ad. Cookie…

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Ken Blanchard: Conversations for New Managers

Ken Blanchard is an icon. Through his books, talks, consulting, and good works, he continues to make an impact on topics from leadership to management to culture. I would have never guessed I would have an opportunity to interview him. I am honored to share our conversation that we had recently. The One Minute Manager…

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Four Qualities That Help Build Community

We must build community. We must find common ground; we don’t just discover it. Scott Savage shares a few ideas to make the process easy for everyone.  

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What Will a Millennial-Dominant Workplace Look Like in the Future?

Guest Post by Rachel Allen 2015 has seen something of a milestone in terms of the generational ratios present in the workplace: the year that millennial workers became the largest generation in the country’s workforce surpassing Baby Boomers and Gen Xers (albeit in America, but the UK and the rest of the world aren’t far…

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Compromise vs. Compromising: More of the First, Less of the Latter

Today, in many ways, we seem more solidified in positions, a bunker mentality of sorts. Negotiation is seen as a weak activity. Stalemate is acceptable. Compromise is unacceptable. And, accordingly, our progress forward stalls. Running in place is better than moving forward to solve problems or launch initiatives. At some point in time, however, we…

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5 Things The Intern Teaches Us About The Value of Multi-Generational Workplaces

Don’t you hate when a movie’s marketing tricks you? Like when you go see a comedy and realize all the best jokes were in the preview? Or when an action thriller over-shares all the best scenes? Or when a trailer screams “comedy,” and you sit down to discover a “drama” with a few scattered comedic…

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Disrupt Yourself: A Big Interview with Whitney Johnson

Disrupt yourself. An important action to take when you reach the top of the S-curve and need a new challenge in purpose.

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Debunking the Myth of Generational Gaps

Guest Post by Daniel Weinzveg Are you as sick of these generational stereotypes we have been reading ad nausea over the past decade as I am? What more do we need to know about Boomers retiring, and not retiring? Are there really any other Millennial engagement or retention strategies to be discussed? Every time I…

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6 Questions with Daniel Pink: Generations, Career, Leadership

The Leadership Institute at Columbus State University does engaging work to develop leaders and facilitate meaningful change within individuals and organizations. Change is always present, yet the pace of change seems to quicken each year. Later this month, the Leadership Institute at Columbus State University will host its 10th forum – The Jim Blanchard Leadership…

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What Are Your Aspirations?

Do you believe aspirations are essential to life and work? Early in our career, we would likely answer “yes” to this question. A Get Schooled survey of high school students found that 78% of our youth have specific career aspirations. Within their career aspirations, they select them because: They have a personal passion (95%) They…

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Before You Hire Your Next Millennial… Read This

If you’re reading this post, you probably work with a Millennial. According to a recent study, Millennials already make up 60% of the workforce. By 2025, that percentage will increase to 75%. This has become a cause for concern among some leaders. The stereotypes being lazy, entitled, and self-centered have caused some businesses to put…

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