The business world is changing. Team members are not looking for bosses, but leaders. This holds particularly true for Millennials, who want to be coached in the workplace. With the right guidance, they will preform beyond expectations. The challenge is that many leaders are not equipped with the tools to effectively coach their teams and team members... Continue Reading →
Reflections on generations: Are we really different?
"Gen-Y are entitled and expect everything to be done for them. They don't understand what it means to do a hard day's work." "Boomers are too traditional and don't know how to use technology." "Nobody talks about us! Don't forget Gen-X!" These are generalizations of what you can find when you read about the generations... Continue Reading →
Interview on It’s All About Me Radio Show (1/3)
A bit of a unique post this week! I've been involved with It's All About ME, a documentary exploring the entitlement of the millennials that was shown at the COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival (won the MADA Award), the Ottawa International Film Festival, and the Daring Independent Film Festival (won Best Documentary). I was interviewed... Continue Reading →
“Gen-Y Attitude” – Less Empathetic?
In a 2010 article, Psychology Today quoted research demonstrating that college were 40% less empathetic than their 1970 counterparts. This supports the common description of Gen-Y's being less empathetic, with many pointing to social media and technology as the cause. Is this really the case? In this article, I explore the role of nature, nurture, and technology in the... Continue Reading →
A Degree/Certification Does Not Equal Job
I had a gentleman in his late 60's walk into my office today. He had either had to close his business or was laid off (wasn't entirely clear) and, in his words, "was desperately looking for work". He had a degree in computer science from his 20's and had worked in accounting/finance/manufacturing since. Given that... Continue Reading →
The Power of Words: Generational Impact
The Power of Words "Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning." Maya Angelou Patricia Greenﬁeld, a psychology professor at UCLA, published an article in the August edition of Psychological Science (reposted on popsci.com) that used word frequency patterns to identify how... Continue Reading →