Understanding the Boomers and their Contribution

2020-05-17T15:03:51+00:00By |Generations|

I started speaking on Generations in the Workplace in 2000 when Baby Boomers were at the height of their careers. Back then, Boomers were the leaders in most organizations. Today it is a different story. The recent OK Boomer Meme has thrust Boomers into the spotlight at a time when many have either already retired or are approaching retirement. The meme has redirected generational bashing off Millennials and onto the Baby Boomers. Millennial and [...]

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Generation X: Time to Pass the Torch

2019-12-02T17:01:11+00:00By |Generations|

A few weeks ago I was on a conference call with the committee  that selected me to be their opening speaker at their annual conference.  My topic: Bridging the Generation Gap - Passing the Torch! They shared with me that their leadership team, comprised of mostly Baby Boomers, was close to retirement.  It was time for Generation X  to take over the leadership reigns. The Boomers were worried–the X'ers were excited! [...]

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Is There a Little Generation X in YOU?

2019-10-16T03:24:20+00:00By |Generations|

As a Generations in the Workplace speaker the most asked question is, "How did they come up with the dates that define a generation?" Wikipedia states that A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively. The Center for Generational Kinetics tells us that a generation is a group of people born around the same time and raised around the same place. [...]

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Think Like a Millennial? Take the Quiz

2019-12-02T17:07:31+00:00By |Generations|

I started speaking on the generations back in 2005 when the Millennials were starting to show up and make some noise in the workplace. It was a great fit because I felt I had an understanding of young people. You see,  before becoming a speaker I owned retail fashion stores in Houston. Hiring many young employees with no workplace experience was typical,  and I often discovered that  they had the potential become [...]

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Busting Myths about Millennials

2019-10-16T03:20:55+00:00By |Generations|

Because I speak on Generations in the Workplace and I focus on Millennials, I decided to start using Uber - as a research project- interviewing the drivers. My first trip was in DC visiting my daughter, Meredith. She got me on the app and boom in a few minutes a driver was there.  I used Uber throughout my visit. It was so much easier that walking to the metro or [...]

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How to Manage Millennials

2019-10-16T03:21:18+00:00By |Generations|

There are no quick and dirty tips when it comes to managing and Millennials in today’s workplace. Millennials, for those of you living under a rock, are individuals born after 1980 and particularly those now leaving college. The key to successfully managing this generation begins with understanding them. They look at their world, lifestyle, and work very differently than the generations preceding them do. The unpopular news is that you [...]

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Millennial Women Have Landed!

2019-10-16T03:30:13+00:00By |Generations|

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of speaking at several women’s conferences and I am excited to announce that, “Millennial Women Have Landed!”   Millennial Women Redefining Success. Millennial women (AKA Gen Y ages 21-35) are redefining what success looks like. This generation of women feel they are defined by what they do -  blending their work/careers and their personal lives. They are embracing “The Slash”: Career [...]

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Managing and Marketing to Millennials

2019-10-16T03:21:57+00:00By |Generations|

I travel across the country speaking on change and generations in the workplace and I can assure you that there is no silver bullet when it comes to managing and marketing to Millennials (people born after 1980 and especially those now leaving college). The key to successfully managing—and marketing to—this generation begins with understanding them. They look at their world, lifestyle, and work very differently than the generations preceding them do. The [...]

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