Millennial Myth-Busting

I have uncovered two major themes during my research on the millennial generation. First, there are some common and pervasive myths about this generation. Second, they really are not so different from any one else.

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Millennials Need Conflict Intelligence
Mar22

Millennials Need Conflict Intelligence

Millennials face all of the normal conflicts encountered at work, plus a new set of specific conflicts related to intergenerational issues.

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Really Listening to Millennials at Work

One of the not entirely surprising insights is Millennials want their core purpose to be understood. When leaders listen for these purposes and concerns, Millennials (and all employees) feel valued and engaged.

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Coaching Millennials
Mar17

Coaching Millennials

Coaching Millennials requires coaches to be aware of several differences in how this generation shows up and what they need to do to be successful at their workplace.

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Shake Up Your View Of Leadership

Some New Ground Rules For The Millennial Generation Since starting NextGenLeaders eight years ago, we’ve had the privilege of working extensively with Millennials. At the onset, my assumption was that great leadership is great leadership, and that most of my favorite principles and models would have as much currency for Millennials as they do for Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. Looking back, I’ve discovered that this has been...

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Millennials: You Can’t Fight Demographics

I was born in 1956, right in the middle of the Baby Boom, on the cusp between the Vietnam Generation and the Me Generation. Like many of my colleagues embracing our ‘Third Act’, our focus has shifted to helping clients with issues of succession and the development and coaching of the next generation. You can’t fight demographics, and we know that within ten years, the Millennial generation[1] will represent 75% of...

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Millennials and Volunteerism

A recent study[1] found that 92% of millennials are interested in making the world a better place.  That got me thinking:  Are millennials active as volunteers?  How can charitable organizations tap into their potential? Volunteering Trends The most recent data from Statistics Canada[2] paints an interesting picture. Volunteer participation is highest for the 15 to 19 year old age group. While this is largely attributable to volunteer...

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Millennials And Money: 3 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

These days, every retailer–from big-box stores to mom-and-pop shops–are trying to capture attention and share of wallet from the “millennial” demographic, and with good reason.

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