Is There a Little Generation X in YOU?

2018-05-21T18:50:18+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

2018-05-21T19:08:57+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

2018-05-21T17:35:46+00:00By |Change, 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

2018-04-02T19:17:02+00:00By |Generations, Leadership/Management|

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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5 Ways to Grow Your Self Awareness – Leaders Must Read!

2018-05-21T19:22:52+00:00By |Change, Generations, Leadership/Management|

One of the perks of being a professional speaker is that I get to hang out with really smart people, which means I often I get to pick their brains. Take for instance last Sunday night when I had dinner with one of the top executive coaches in Houston, Cecilia Rose. Cecilia works Houston’s top tier leaders helping them successfully navigate through career transitions. I asked her what was the [...]

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The Unwritten Rules of Success

2018-06-14T18:25:59+00:00By |Change, Generations, Leadership/Management|

Ouch! Reality bites. Today there are some powerful Unwritten Rules in every organization that stand in the way of your success. These are the unwritten but important behaviors that must be addressed for career advancement. My goal in this post is to help not only Millennials but all generations understand advancement strategies and recognize opportunities to make key decisions about their career options. Here are my suggestions for conquering the [...]

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Millennial Women Have Landed!

2014-11-18T22:33:48+00:00By |Generations, Women|

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

2018-05-21T19:12:20+00:00By |Generations, Leadership/Management|

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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