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GENERATION Z: WHAT EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW (Updated for 2019!)

August 9, 2019

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So, while decoding the Millennial mindset is still an important part of the work I do as a multigenerational workplace speaker and consultant, much of my clients’ attention is turning to the next generation, Gen Z, whose members were born starting in 1997 and represent the youngest of the unprecedented five generations in the U.S. […]

How Professional Sports Teams are Managing the Multigenerational Mix

February 8, 2019

The main story about last week’s Super Bowl was how boring it was, but there was another plot line to follow. The Super Bowl was, along with many professional sporting events today, a multigenerational workplace drama. I can’t help but notice how elite athletes are experiencing today’s unprecedented multigenerational workplace in some of the same […]

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Five Ways Your Company Can Retain Millennial and Gen Z Employees

October 9, 2018

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How Will You Retain Employees? You’re probably already aware that millennials are currently the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. But while many companies have been focusing all their attention on building a millennial-friendly workplace, they may have overlooked the fact that Gen Z is the newest cohort taking the multigenerational workplace by storm—about 17 […]

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What Is a Millennial? (Updated for 2018!)

February 14, 2018

Note: This post What is a Millennial? Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask from October 20, 2015, has been updated on March 4, 2018, to include the latest statistics and research about millennials and all generations in the multigenerational workplace. When I talk to people about my work with the […]

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What Is a Millennial? Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

How to Manage Millennial Employees

January 30, 2018

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Last year I started answering common questions I hear from my consulting and speaking clients about Millennials in the workplace. Here I’ve collected the best of this advice into a handy “Guide to Managing Millennial Employees” that I hope is helpful for all generations. Question 1: Why are millennial employees such slackers? They don’t seem […]

Managing Millennials Q&A: How can I give an effective annual review when the process seems archaic?

December 12, 2017

Note to readers:  Here’s the latest in a series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Have a question you’ve been dying to ask? Send me an email and I will try to cover it in a future edition as […]

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The Intergenerational Workplace: What is Considered “Millennial” Really Benefits Us All

October 17, 2017

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Football has been in the news for a lot of important reasons lately, but today I’d like to talk about a change in football and other sports that is less reported. Over the past few years, I’ve become fascinated with how athletic coaching techniques are evolving to better support millennial players. The most recent example is […]

“We Didn’t Give Ourselves the Trophies” — Millennials

September 26, 2017

If I had to vote for the most unfair cliché to describe the supposed problem other generations have with millennials, I’d say it’s the concept of young people being the “trophy generation.” Although many of today’s twenty- and thirtysomethings did receive trophies and praise more than other generations, here is why I believe the stereotype […]

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