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Gen X, The Forgotten Middle Child: Is it any wonder that our theme song is “Don’t You Forget About Me?”

September 9, 2019

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If you want to know how Gen X feels, look no further than a recent news segment. As CBSNLive reported on generations, their chart looked…well, wrong. Hmmm…what could be missing? Just Gen X. Forgotten. Again. That’s right; it often feels as if we don’t exist AT ALL. It is not uncommon in my workshops on […]

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This Is Your New Career Superpower

December 19, 2017

Over the years I have discovered a daily practice that acts like nothing short of a superpower for your career. It makes employees invaluable to their associates and clients. It helps job seekers stand out. And it ensures you always have a steady flow of interesting conversation topics, whether you find yourself at a networking […]

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What Do Millennials Really Want in a Work Environment?

September 13, 2017

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Modular furniture? Bike rooms? Relaxation spaces? I’m often asked what millennials most want in a work environment, because there is so much conflicting information. New trends seem to arise every day: Open plan offices were all the rage among employers, until people realized they can be noisy and distracting. Working from home was going to […]

Want To Shed the “Snowflake” Image? This Quality Will Help

September 8, 2017

Grit. This word has recently jumped into our business vernacular, sparked in large part by the revealing book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth.  When millennials are falsely described through stereotypes like “snowflakes” or “trophy chasers” or as being constantly hovered over by “helicopter parents,” what detractors are really saying is […]

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ICYMI: My Post on Helicopter Parents Struck a Chord

August 15, 2017

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Wow. People feel strongly about helicopter parents in the workplace. It seems my July 26 post on helicopter parents in the workplace definitely resonated.   I enjoyed reading each and every comment and thought I would share a few of them in case you missed the lively discussion… Twitter Buzz on Helicopter Parenting I appreciated […]

Helicopter Parents in the Workplace: It Happens and It Needs to Stop

July 26, 2017

The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke. No doubt you’ve heard of this phenomenon — parents sitting in on interviews or calling to re-negotiate a child’s compensation package. NBA recruit Lonzo Ball has recently received a ton […]

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The 5 Best Graduation Speeches of 2017

June 23, 2017

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Giving a college graduation speech is a singular experience: you have an audience full of proud families — from great-grandparents to younger siblings — and excited grads ready to throw their mortarboards and start their post-school lives. Everyone wants to hear a memorable message, and these days, of course, people’s camera phones are poised to record […]

Lazy. Selfish. Financially Flighty. 5 Millennial Myths Busted

June 16, 2017

We’ve all heard so many myths about millennials. And, of course, they’re mostly super negative.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!), have heard one of my presentations or have watched my TEDx talk, you know I spend a lot of time trying to dispel millennial myths, especially among different generations at […]

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