Is Boasting a Generational Thing?

January 25th, 2018

I spend a lot of time (probably too much time) analyzing generational differences. And of course studying millennials makes this easy because…well…um… there are just so many differences. But sometimes I can’t tell if I am really looking at a generational variance, or just some personality characteristic that I have that others don’t. Case in […]

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Image Crafting: A Workplace Full of Phonies

November 23rd, 2017

At some point we have ALL worked along side a phony. They take credit for someone else’s work. They laugh at the boss’s jokes. Or they claim to be interested in things they aren’t. It’s frustrating, it’s annoying, and thanks to social media, it’s taking a new twist. Welcome to the era of the image […]

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Why TED Talks Inspire but Don’t Make Leaders

August 17th, 2017

Have you ever noticed that TED Talks all sound the same? From the speed of the dictation, to the hand gestures, to the flawless execution–it’s all identical. But of course this isn’t by coincidence. It’s a carefully crafted formula.

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9 Reasons Why Your New Hire Didn’t Work Out

May 24th, 2017

It isn’t easy to admit a hiring mistake, but it happens.

You think you’ve hired the right person, yet you find yourself wondering why the employee standing in front of you bears no resemblance to the one you met four weeks ago in the interview.

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Stop Running Your Business Like a Frat House

May 8th, 2017

There is an alarming trend happening right now. It involves ping pong, Nerf wars, keg stands, and foosball. No, I am not talking about an Animal House sequel. I’m talking about workplaces resembling more of a frat house than an actual place to work.

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Why it’s so Hard to be Yourself at Work

April 4th, 2017

“Be true to yourself,”  “Be authentic,” “Be transparent”. It’s what we hear all the time. It’s how we are supposed to act everywhere we go. But let’s be honest, that advice is not meant for the workplace. When we preach authenticity, what we are really evangelizing is the transparency of someone’s positive traits. We don’t […]

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How to Survive in a Job Market full of ‘FireCrackers’

November 8th, 2016

One of best friends recently lost out on a job opportunity because he wasn’t a ‘firecracker’.  In other words, he lacked the spark, eagerness, and vitality of someone much younger than him. While employers may not officially be able to discriminate based on age, it’s happening everywhere. Don’t believe it? Just look at all the […]

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Why I’m Worried For Gen X

May 12th, 2016

When I tell my brother, a fellow Gen Xer, that I’m concerned about Millennials taking over the workplace, he laughs. He insists that he doesn’t feel intimidated by a generation who fails to show up for work on time while putting in the least amount of effort…

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Have we Ruined Leadership?

February 1st, 2016

I’m always in awe when I watch old footage of famous leaders giving speeches. Sure the content and delivery is inspiring, but what really amazes me is the respect that leaders once got. Back then, when leaders spoke, people listened.

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