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Managing the Multigenerational Law Firm

July 2, 2020

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This article originally appeared in Law Practice Today June 2020. While law will always be among the more conventional industries, successful firms know that they have to pivot to meet the needs of new generations of employees. I frequently work with law firms on multigenerational workplace success plans and have been impressed with many firms’ […]

Beyond Zoom: 3 Tips for Managing Employees Online during COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus has forced millions of families to attempt homeschooling for the first time ever. My family is no exception. It sure has been a transition with unique frustrations and learning curves.  On the one hand, my family and I have had to adjust to an entirely new set of logistics. No more checking whether my […]

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How to Manage People Older than You

February 27, 2020

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Alina Morse is thirteen years old, and she’s already become the face of a multi-million-dollar company. (For context, thirteen-year-old Lindsey was playing mediocre middle school field hockey and doing a little neighborhood babysitting). Together with her dad, Alina solved a problem every kid faces. She created a lollipop that was actually good for teeth!  In […]

Breaking Down Generational Perspectives on Phone Calls, Face-to-face Conversations and Promotions

February 20, 2020

I’ve seen it many times. After wrapping up one of my presentations, I’m approached by a Baby Boomer or Gen X manager who says, “My young employees just don’t have any common sense! How can I understand them?”

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14 Easy Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

January 16, 2020

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After a great response to my recent post on saying thanks to employees, I began thinking about small actions that lead to big results. For example, knowing a junior employee’s name can be more impactful on that person’s motivation than a $1,000 bonus.  Then I came across this Harvard Business Review article on tips to […]

Top 5 Trends for 2020: Generational Integration

January 2, 2020

How many 2020 top trend prediction posts have you read already? Four? Eight? A dozen? I know… ‘tis the season for speculation. I do hope this list adds a fresh perspective.  As a keynote speaker, every year I am privileged to interact with thousands of employees across multiple industries around the country. I get to […]

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Generational Labels: Building Bridges or Burning Them?

December 12, 2019

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In recent weeks, the meme “OK Boomer” has dominated the headlines of many major news outlets. It seems that the phrase, as young people reject the authority and opinions of their elders, represents a growing animosity between generations. I wrote an op-ed for Newsweek about this phenomenon. You know the stereotypes: “Millennials are entitled.” “Generation […]

The Great Generational Changeover: What It Means That Millennials Are Now America’s Largest Generation

October 1, 2019

I’m often asked why there is so much attention right now to generational differences. Haven’t people of different generations always worked together?  The answer is yes, but the bigger story is that few people realize how dominant one specific generation has been for about the past half-century. Yes, I’m talking about the Baby Boomers. The […]

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