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The Right View for Collaboration

My vision is bad. For those who wear glasses or contacts, my vision is -7.5. If you don’t wear glasses, then that number means I am close to being legally blind. I got my first pair of glasses in elementary school, and started wearing contacts in middle school....

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One Thing Only Experience Can Teach

We have all heard the saying “Experience is the best teacher.” This can be true, yet sometimes we are able to learn things without having to experience them firsthand. We may learn through observing others, reading a book, or taking a class. But there is one thing in...

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An Easy Way to Increase Transparency

Transparency. It is a word that can mean anything from honesty to the clear sheets your teachers used on overhead projectors (remember those?). In today's world, transparency is highly valued. We want to feel as though our leaders are being transparent with us. Since...

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What I Learned About Process from an IKEA Hack

It can happen to the best of us: we are drawn in by the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. The idea of inexpensive, yet stylish furniture, calls us to begin walking the mammoth floor plan. The ultra-efficient sample living areas cause us to think we are wasting...

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Let’s End Generational Warfare

On a typical day, my social media feeds are filled with shots fired both at the millennial generation and from the millennial generation. “Millennials are awesome!” “Millennials are awful!” “Millennials are the greatest generation in the history of the world and we...

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To Understand Millennials, You Must Know Us

Everywhere you turn, someone new is discussing what millennials want or what millennials will do or what millennials think or blah blah blah. I’ve read a significant number of articles like that, and I’ve noticed a common theme: They are almost always written by...

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#MillennialTalk: Tech Trends

Each Tuesday night, I participate in a Twitter Chat called #MillennialTalk hosted by Chelsea Krost. It has become a great opportunity to connect with millennials around the world and discuss issues at the forefront of our generation. Last night’s topic was a...

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Your Desk is So Loud that Your Brain Can’t Be Quiet

Remember the last concert you went to? It was probably loud. Maybe your ears were ringing a bit when you got home. But did everyone think it was loud? Probably not. Why? Because loudness is entirely subjective. Sure, some things are objectively loud, like a plane...

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Beware of the Idea Grenade

We have all been in that meeting, hallway conversation, or email chain. You know the one I’m talking about: it’s the one where someone hurls an idea grenade onto a group of unsuspecting victims and carnage ensues. Maybe you’ve never heard of the idea grenade, but you...

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Where are the Millennial Men?

As I have become more engaged with fellow millennials on social media, I have noticed something interesting: Most of the big voices in the millennial community are women. Let me be clear: this is not a sexist observation. But it is an observation that bothers me. Why?...

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We Aren’t Too Lazy for Cereal

In case you missed it, the Internet nearly broke last week. No, there wasn't a celebrity Twitter feud or arrest that made the news. This time, it was about cereal. Yes, you read that correctly. Cereal. Thanks to an article in the New York Times, the Internet exploded...

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Wanting to Make a Difference is Not Entitlement

One of the biggest (perceived) problems with the millennial generation is a sense of entitlement. The perception is that all millennials grew up being told they were special, and received trophies simply for showing up. As time has passed, older leaders have...

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