Leadership Archives | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

Millennial and Multigenerational Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollak's blog covers future of work topics. Dive in below to learn how to navigate these unprecedented times in the workplace.


Amplifying Black Women’s Voices

June 16, 2020

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This is not a time of business as usual. Like so many of you, over the past few weeks I’ve been dedicating significant time and attention to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, learning more about and from Black Americans and taking action to promote and financially support the organizations working for racial justice in […]

3 Effective, Budget-Friendly Tips for Saying Thanks to Your Employees

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Today, I want to talk about how to say thanks to your employees without breaking the bank. It’s wonderful to add dollars to a holiday bonus, but money is rarely the top contributor to employee happiness.  Acknowledgement and gratitude, however, go a long way in increasing employee production and long-term job satisfaction. So […]

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Are You Offering the Benefits Your Employees Expect?

October 28, 2019

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You might believe your benefits package is top-notch, but would your employees agree? Possibly not: A surprising 36% of respondents to Capital One’s 2019 Work Environment Survey say that their company offers none of the benefits they expect. This, of course, can have a major impact on your workplace morale and productivity.  I promise this is […]

Stop the Generational Shaming!

October 8, 2019

Here is a quotation that I share in my training programs on generational diversity: “I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today.”  In what era do you think this was written? This week’s Economist? A political speech from the 1960s? The Roaring Twenties? […]

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My Top 5 Book Picks

August 14, 2019

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When I reached out to dozens of colleagues to ask what their favorite people management book was, The One Minute Manager received the most mentions. Consider this super-short book a “management for dummies” that’s really very smart. My all-time favorite book on networking. As you might guess from the title, Never Eat Alone is about why you need […]

Best Leadership Lessons from Tools of Titans

April 17, 2018

“I’m a compulsive note taker…My goal is to learn things once and use them forever.” – Tim Ferriss And with that opening quotation, I was hooked on Tim Ferriss’ book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. I immediately started saving my favorite leadership tips and takeaways to […]

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Six Leadership Truths

March 27, 2018

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Are you a leader or aspire to be one? Over the course of my career, I’ve figured out that leadership isn’t something that is “bestowed” upon you by your title or function; it’s something you earn by your actions, day after day after day. A friend once told me about the small office where she […]

Reflections on Parkland and #NeverAgain: Can New Generations Change Our Approach to Seemingly Intractable Problems?

February 26, 2018

When I talk about the multigenerational workplace, one of my themes is that those of us from previous generations can become so mired in old ways of thinking that it’s hard for us to come up with innovations. It’s like that old saying, “When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem becomes […]

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