Asking Great Questions to Gain Insight and Wisdom

When it comes to gaining wisdom or insight — asking great questions is essential. Here are a few to get you started on your quest for knowledge.

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The True Test of Leadership Development: Hiring or Promoting?

What is the true test of leadership development? It relates to hiring or promoting. Investment in leadership development needs to be renewed for your organization’s sake.

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The Primary Reason Millennials Quit (and What Organizations Should Do About It)

When an employee leaves it costs and organization 213% of the annual salary for that role. It’s time to address the primary reason millennials quit.

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Generations: The Conscious Influence Imperative

We encounter different influencers through different organizations. Our influencers change as we age. The constant influencers are our parents and community members. What gaps occur with family and community are dependent on the ability to listen, guide, and set a good example – in a mutual way. Outside influencers can carry a larger presence as…

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Hope in the Midst of a Challenging Post-Graduation Reality

  “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe I don’t know a more practical piece of advice for graduates than Arthur Ashe’s quote. Graduating college is supposed to be among the most exciting times for a young person, but it’s often overshadowed by the pressures of life….

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This Is What Millennials Want From a Mentor

Guest Post by Aaron Michel When people think about what good mentorship looks like, they often think of Luke Skywalker honing his Jedi skills in the swamps of Dagobah, as Yoda offers him cryptic wisdom like, “Do or do not. There is no try.” (At least that’s how I used to think of mentorship.) While…

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Helpful Advice For a New Freelancer

When I was in my early 20s, I volunteered at a high school. I bonded with one of the students over our mutual love of dance, pop music, and sarcasm. When she got tickets to an ‘NSYNC concert for her birthday, she asked if I wanted to go with her, explaining that her mom insisted…

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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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Centering Is the New Mentoring

Mentoring is often discussed in leadership and people development circles but rarely done completely, if at all. Leaders need to take a renewed look at what a new mentoring model should be and what our responsibilities are. Mentoring is a way to engage the diversity of ages and lead across all generations. Mentoring is often…

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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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One Thing Every Millennial Should Learn from Our Mentors

When it comes to the discussion of generational leadership and how it is impacting today’s workplace, I can think of few topics more relevant than mentoring. In fact, if you take the time to do a quick Google search on “mentoring and Millennials” you’ll find dozens of articles from some of the foremost leadership sites…

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Mentoring Millennials

Guest Post by Chip Bell The word “mentor” comes from The Odyssey, written by the Greek poet Homer. As Odysseus is preparing to go fight the Trojan War, he realizes he is leaving behind his one and only heir, Telemachus. Since “Telie” (as he was probably known to his buddies) is in junior high, and…

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