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2 Simple Reasons Why Millennials Really Are Different

Much of what I write about, both here and on Forbes, focuses on millennials. Whether it’s millennial leadership or millennial workplace issues, I’m passionate about bringing clarity to my generation. As I read and write about my generation, I run across many extremes....

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#FeedbackFriday: How To Define The Rules Of Engagement

Football dominates our culture this time of year. Here in Atlanta, college football is the topic of almost every conversation from September to January. We all love watching our favorite team play, and we all love watching them win. Can you imagine what football be...

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3 Ways ‘The Voice’ Makes You A Better Coach And Leader

Music is a big part of my life. Aside from the fact that my family is full of musicians, my undergraduate degree is actually in music. I spent my college years learning the ins and outs of music. So I love shows like ‘The Voice." I know what great talent sounds like,...

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What President Bush Taught Us About Being Versus Doing

Let me get this out up front: I don’t typically write posts tied to a cultural event. Not that I have a problem with it, but I rarely feel as though my perspective on a specific social or cultural moment matters. And that is particularly true when it comes to the...

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How Workplace Feedback Reveals Your Humanity

We all love feedback. When  working on a task or project, we appreciate being told whether or not our work is right. School and sports provided numerous opportunities for feedback growing up. But when we got into the workforce, feedback became a once per year thing...

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Have a Character That Is Bigger Than Your Birth Year

The internet has been on fire over the story of Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers allegedly getting robbed at a gas station in Rio. That was the initial report, at least. Over time, however, it became clear that the initial story was not the accurate...

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How You Can Be Like an Olympic Gold Medalist Today

Olympic fever has been strong recently. The world watched (and rightly wondered what was happening) the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio almost 2 weeks ago. Since then, the world has been captivated by the stories of triumph and defeat, success and failure. My social media feeds are consumed with stellar commentary and sarcasm from celebrities and regular folks alike.

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Why CNN Impacts The Millennial Desire For Purpose

The year was 1980. A group of college hockey players stunned the world by beating the Russian team at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics. The Post-It Note debuted in the U.S., forever changing how people decorate their desks. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen was a #1 hit. And two famous groups were born: CNN and the Millennials

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How Millennials Can Communicate Clearly to Team Members

“He never seems to understand what I am saying.” “No matter how hard I try, she just does not get it.” These kinds of saying are common in our offices. Whether we are team members or team leaders, we often find ourselves trying to communicate more clearly. And despite...

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How to Hire a Millennial Consultant for $10 Per Hour

I, like many of you, saw a recent article that highlighted those with the title “millennial consultant” that charge outrageous amounts, some upwards of $20,000 per hour. When I first saw that number, two thoughts entered my head: 1) That is ridiculous. 2) If I can get that, I can have a four hour work week like Time Ferriss and make $4 million per year (Yes that number is right. Do the math).

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