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Managing Millennials Q&A: Why Isn’t My Mentee Reaching Out?

September 19, 2017

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Note to readers: This is the sixth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and, of course, millennial managers). I hope the […]

The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now

June 29, 2016

Ask any manager what their No. 1 talent issue is, and I can almost guarantee they will offer some variable of “attract and retain millennials.” That’s why I was so happy to meet Whitney Proffitt, manager of campus recruiting at investment consulting company Cambridge Associates, and hear about a millennial council the firm has developed. […]

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The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now

The One Relationship That Will Change Your Career

January 22, 2016

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Many well-respected leaders share a secret to career success: having a mentor who guided and advised them along the way. I have relied on the wisdom of a helpful circle of professionals over the years, and I have benefitted from being a mentor, as well (as my readers know, I’m a big fan of the […]

The One Relationship That Will Change Your Career

The Simple Way to Build Intergenerational Relationships at Work

July 7, 2015

If there’s one issue on which all generations agree, it’s that millennials are masters of technology. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on millennials helping “befuddled” older employees with their tech troubles. Although I don’t love the thought of myself as “befuddled,” I did recently share in my newsletter how I enlisted a […]

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The Simple Way to Build Intergenerational Relationships at Work

3 Reasons to Start a Multigenerational Mentoring Program

April 7, 2015

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This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on Inc. on April 1, 2015. As individuals, we benefit from having a professional network comprised of both longtime connections and new workplace relationships. If you primarily hang out with the “old guard” in your organization or industry, you risk missing out on fresh perspectives. […]

3 Reasons to Start a Multigenerational Mentoring Program

3 Small Steps to Better Integrate Millennials Into Your Workplace

March 17, 2015

One of my major business goals for this year is to continually improve my keynote speeches. So far, this has involved signing up with a respected speaking coach, taking several high-level online classes and watching a ton of other speakers work their craft. It has also meant improving the specific takeaways my audiences receive. In […]

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3 Small Steps to Better Integrate Millennials Into Your Workplace

How to Mentor Millennials at Work

February 6, 2015

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Even though millennials love communicating with technology, they value face time and one-on-one connections as well. Today’s young professionals want to hear how they’re doing and what they could be doing better, and a mentoring relationship is a perfect way to fulfill that need. Mentoring can also give millennial employees leadership development opportunities, which they’re […]

Why Millennials Matter in the Workplace

October 10, 2014

Whether other generations like it or not, Millennials matter in the workplace. With their approach to what it means to be an employee, they are changing the way HR departments and managers relate to workers in all generations. They dream big and aren’t afraid to go after what they want — even if it means […]

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Why Millennials Matter in the Workplace