Can having fun make you a better leader?

by Dave Crenshaw view original publication on randomactsofleadership.com   Employees, whether they know it or not, tend to play “follow the leader. They may admire your ingenuity or just want a little more spending money. Whatever it is, they mimic your behavior because they think it will make them successful. The problem is that leaders…

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The Benefits of having An Executive Leadership Coach

By Gord AkerPCC View original publication on Millenial Magazine There is an age old fable of a traveller who, upon attempting to enter a walled city, is challenged by a sentry who asks him: “Who are you, where are you going and why is it important for you to go there?” The traveller asks the…

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Generation X — not millennials — is changing the nature of work

By Stephanie Neal and Richard Wellins View original publication on CNBC.Makeit The generation that is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles is one that’s grown up playing video games, spends the most time shopping online, and uses social media more habitually than any other generation. If you were thinking it’s millennials, that’s probably…

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Coaching is the New Managing For Millennials

By Nick View original publication on Coaching Millenials I love Peter Drucker. The father of modern management always cut through the complexity and got to the heart of that matter. I remember during the weighty assignments in finance and accounting classes while getting my MBA, I’d run across a Drucker quote like, “business has only…

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How Reverse Mentoring Can Benefit Millennials and their Managers

by Warren Wright View originial publication on Coaching Millenials Generation X and Baby Boomers are increasingly serving as mentors to Millennials in the workplace, but the new trend is reverse mentoring, where Millennials provide guidance on new and innovative ways to approach the ever-changing demands of work. The benefits of traditional mentoring — where an…

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Secrets to Being An Effective Millennial Leader

By William Vanderbloemen View origianl publication on Millenial Magazine Your leadership is ingenious. Your attitude is diverse. Your drive is inclusive. Your view of life is futuristic. You carry a confident disposition and an optimistic viewpoint that is complemented by an aptitude for pragmatic problem solving. Simply put, you are a millennial leader. Neil Howe…

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The Unique Way Millennials Are Getting Started in the C-Suite

by Sarah Landrum View original publication on Chelsea Millennials are our future CEOs — but they’re not getting there using traditional methods. In fact, by cleverly parlaying their perspective, skills and knowledge, millennials these days stand a chance of planting their feet in the C-suite long before many of their more seasoned counterparts did. The…

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What Is a Millennial?

A study from Pew Research found that only 40 percent of millennials even identify with the word “millennial,” compared to nearly 80 percent of those aged 51 to 69 who consider themselves part of the Baby Boomer generation.

I was actually surprised that almost half of millennials claimed to be comfortable with their generational moniker, since I find that most of the young people I meet prefer that their generation not have a title at all.

It makes sense that millennials would want to avoid the term, when you consider the negative generalizations that are frequently applied to this generation in the media, like “entitled,” “narcissistic” and “lazy.” (And it might also be because they are weary of being blamed for just about everything.)

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