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Managing the Multigenerational Law Firm

July 2, 2020

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This article originally appeared in Law Practice Today June 2020. While law will always be among the more conventional industries, successful firms know that they have to pivot to meet the needs of new generations of employees. I frequently work with law firms on multigenerational workplace success plans and have been impressed with many firms’ […]

Avoid Zoom Doom: 10 Ways Managers Can Facilitate Inclusive, Virtual Conversations

May 6, 2020

Managers like you are used to hosting team meetings. You’ve probably led hundreds of weekly staff meetings. You might have given presentations to your company’s board of directors. Over the years, you’ve perfected your power poses and PowerPoint navigation. But, due to the pandemic, new work-from-home rules have shifted in-person meetings online. Zoom is the […]

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Offering Online Trainings During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Make Sure You’re Reaching All Generations of Employees

April 9, 2020

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With much of the United States workforce sheltering in place, many work projects have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. In response, some companies have begun offering workplace training programs to make the best use of employee time.  Many of these trainings are distributed digitally, which makes some employers fear that only Millennials […]

I Have Never Managed People Remotely. How Do I Even Begin Now That My Team is Working From Home Because of Coronavirus?

April 2, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and many states’ mandates to shelter in place, millions of managers across industries are managing remote teams for the first time. This can feel like a brand new challenge, but my hunch is that you are more prepared than you think. Have you ever worked with a supplier based in […]

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How to Create a Work Environment for All Generations

June 18, 2019

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For the first time in American history, there are five unique generations in our workforce: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials and the newly graduating Generation Zs. At some organizations, colleagues up to 50 years apart in age and work experience are working side by side. There are many areas in which the generations […]

Managing Millennials Q&A: How can I give an effective annual review when the process seems archaic?

December 12, 2017

Note to readers:  Here’s the latest in a series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Have a question you’ve been dying to ask? Send me an email and I will try to cover it in a future edition as […]

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Managing Millennials

Ikigai: The Importance of Purpose in the Intergenerational Workplace

October 24, 2017

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There is a lot of buzz right now about millennials’ desire for “purpose” in their work. The truth, however, is that a desire for meaning is remarkably intergenerational. Strikingly, the 2016 Global Purpose Index found that 48 percent of Baby Boomers and 38 percent of Gen Xers were purpose-driven, compared to 30 percent of millennials. […]

The Intergenerational Workplace: What is Considered “Millennial” Really Benefits Us All

October 17, 2017

Football has been in the news for a lot of important reasons lately, but today I’d like to talk about a change in football and other sports that is less reported. Over the past few years, I’ve become fascinated with how athletic coaching techniques are evolving to better support millennial players. The most recent example is […]

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