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What Is a Millennial? (Updated for 2018!)

February 14, 2018

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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 […]

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

“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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Best of 2016: Millennials at Work Edition

December 20, 2016

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Let the deluge of “year-end lists” begin. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the events they mention seem so long ago that I have to double-check they happened within this calendar year. Was it really just four months ago that we were all captivated by Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and the rest of our […]

Let’s Finally Stop Shaming Millennials and Do This Instead

December 13, 2016

I recently had the thrill of presenting at TEDx St. Louis Women. (Watch my full TEDx talk below.) This event, held at the gorgeous Peabody Opera House, was one of several TEDx Women events across the country the same day all addressing the theme, “It’s About Time.” It took me all of five seconds to […]

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Let's stop shaming millennials - TEDx Talk

Millennials on TV: ‘The Great Indoors’ Is Full of Clichés…and a Few Truths

December 6, 2016

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Are you watching the new CBS show “The Great Indoors?” Get your Millennial Cliché Bingo card ready because the sitcom is chock full of them! Everyone gets a trophy: Check. Pingpong tables and beanbag chairs as office furniture: Check. A helicopter mom complaining about her son’s performance review: Check. Older people who can’t effectively use […]

What Millennials Want At Work — and Why It Matters

May 13, 2016

We’ve all heard and read the millennial-bashing. Millennial employees want free food; they want unlimited vacation; they want to run the company two days after they arrive; they want to be coddled and given a trophy. If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I’m definitely not in the millennial-bashing camp. Why am I […]

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What Millennials Want At Work — and Why It Matters