Mindful Millennial Leadership: Absorb-Convert-Act

Being a mindful Millennial leader is a better leadership model. Being mindful is more than being present. Millennial leaders that convert will excel.

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Minimalists: Essential Shift for Next Generation Leaders

Being a minimalist is a new way to lead. Millennials may adopt a minimalist approach in their leadership style. Minimalists eliminate excess to focus on what matters most in the present. By doing this, minimalists keep their future unfettered from carrying a lot of debt and other baggage. Minimalists gain clarity of purpose through these…

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Leadership Minimalism: A New Mindset to Clear Clutter

Preparing for the Leadership Minimalism Mindset Time does funny things. One of them is the collection of stuff. We have our messy drawer at home, but our messiness extends in many places. As individuals, we collect things. We pick-up something from a place we experience. When we return home, we put it somewhere. Over time,…

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Leaving Well: 9 Steps to Shape Your Legacy

  “I quit!” Millennials are changing the way Americans think about work. A recent Gallup study revealed some fascinating data. “Millennials are the most likely generation to switch jobs. Six in ten millennials are open to new job opportunities. Millennials are the least engaged generation in the workplace.” While some will say that “Millennial job-hopping”…

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Spirited Millennial Amanda: Believing, Caring, Doing

Amanda Burkey is a spirited Millennial leader who is defining passion in whole-hearted ways and pursuing life and work with full engagement. I met Amanda through my work with the HIMSS team and at the annual HIMSS conference. She is diligent in her efforts and honest in perspectives. We had an opportunity to catch up…

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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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5 Lessons I Couldn’t Learn in a Classroom

Guest Post by Sara Dougherty One year ago, I had just submitted my last final exam of my undergraduate career. Hello, real world! I am ready for you; at least I thought I was. If any of you are like me, you have recently been greeted by the stinging slap of the working world. People are…

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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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Tips for New Managers: How to Manage Your Friends

Guest Post by Sarah Landrum It’s a dream come true: You got the promotion you were so hoping for. It’s also a nightmare come true. You now supervise a lot of people, many of whom you call friends. One day you’re sitting at lunch, griping about the messy break room. The next day you’re overseeing everyone’s…

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Dear Me – A Reflection on How Things Turn Out

I continue to be amazed at how things turn out. What started as a casual conversation commemorating the 20-year anniversary of Hansen’s “MMMBop” quickly turned into the realization that a girlfriend of mine and I are getting old, and it’s weird. We took a trip down nostalgia lane talking about everything from Boyz II Men and…

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Why Self-Awareness is Critical for Millennials’ Success (and How to Get it)

Though rarely discussed in business settings, self-awareness is critical for millennials success. Understanding who we are & how we’re wired is essential.

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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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