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.
I recently attended a party hosted by a startup run almost entirely by millennials. I had the opportunity to chat with the company’s twenty-something founder and CEO, who gamely answered my probing questions about his leadership style. (“So, you study people like me?” he asked politely.) What struck me most was the CEO’s lack of […]
Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to take your career to the next level and land your first management role in 2015, I want to support you in achieving it. On the evening of Jan. 28 I’ll be at the 92nd Street Y in New York City to talk about my new […]
In one word: Yes! And ready or not, they are taking on leadership roles in companies and organizations across the country. If you’re worried your Millennial employees aren’t as ready as they should be to take on key leadership roles, what steps are you taking to remedy the situation? As more Baby Boomers retire and […]
In writing my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I found that one of the biggest mistakes new leaders make is assuming the skills that got them promoted will be the ones they use in their new management roles. They aren’t. Being great at something doesn’t guarantee that […]
Development Dimensions International has released its annual Global Leadership Forecast, and the report finds that organizations with higher percentages of women and Millennials in leadership roles perform better. There’s no doubt Millennials are the future of our organizations, so it’s time to start understanding who they are, what they want from their employers and how […]
Does college prepare today’s young people for the real world of employment? According to a 2013 Chegg study, the answer is a definitive no. Fewer than two in five hiring managers said that recent grads are prepared for a job in their field of study. Based on my work with entry-level employers across a wide […]