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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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What are the Different Generations in the Workplace? Your Definitive Guide

May 16, 2017

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When we talk about generational differences, it’s easy to fall into overly generalized stereotypes: Baby Boomers are responsible. (Funny, they used to be called the “Me Generation.”) Millennials are slackers. (Wait, wasn’t that Gen X?) Gen Xers are neglected middle children. (Paging Jan Brady.) Gen Zs march to their own drum. (Like…every generation before them?) […]

WWEPD? How to Handle 5 Tricky Business Etiquette Situations

May 12, 2017

What would “EP” do? I’m referring to Emily Post, of course! While she’s a bit of a throwback, she remains the doyenne of etiquette, and I’ve been known to channel her (or at least Google her advice) for tricky business etiquette scenarios. Recently I took this business etiquette quiz  that touched on a few common situations. […]

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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 […]

The New Normal of Recruiting: Online Company Reviews

August 12, 2016

When was the last time you booked a vacation, made a restaurant reservation or bought a new appliance (or even a pair of shoes) without checking online reviews? I’d bet it was quite a while ago, since most of us these days are inclined to check into absolutely everything before we make a move. This […]

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The New Normal of Recruiting: Online Company Reviews

Hit the Road! Why Vacations Matter

July 29, 2016

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As the dog days of summer approach, many employees flee the heat and humidity of August for a shady mountain or breezy beach. I’m counting the days to my upcoming vacation in Maine. Is it possible, though, that summer vacationers like me are actually in the minority? In stark contrast to media reports touting the […]

Hit the Road! Why Vacations Matter

Why Do We Study Generations?

July 26, 2016

How can you take 75 million people and say they have anything in common? In other words, how can you take one “generation,” with each person having individual likes and dislikes, quirks, history and background, and treat them as one big, uniform group? You know where I’m going with this: I’m talking about millennials. In […]

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Why do we study generations