What Motivates Millennials in the Workforce Today

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

I have been presenting keynotes on Millennials and the generations in the workplace for nearly 10 years now. I can remember back in 2008 when there were just a handful of Millennials in the crowd. Today, my audiences are filled with professionals aged 36 and under, while the number of Millennials in the workplace continues to increase. This “New Workforce” is close to half of the US workforce and they [...]

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Passing the Torch to Gen X Leaders

2019-10-16T03:26:36+00:00By |Generations|

Recently I was on a conference call discussing the new leadership style of Generation X. The keynote’s title was "Bridging the Generation Gap – Passing the Torch!". The leaders on the call shared with me that their leadership team, of mostly Baby Boomers, were all close to retirement.  It was time for Generation X to take over the leadership reigns. The Boomers were worried–and the X'ers were excited! Gen X leaders [...]

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Generations in Healthcare – Each Generations’ Perspective “How and Why” of Work

2018-06-14T18:29:22+00:00By |Generations|

My last keynote focused around generations in healthcare.  The event  brought me to New York City where I had the honor of presenting to a room of about 150 physicians and some staff from hospitals across the country. They asked if I would do the opening keynote on “The Generations in the Workplace,” with a focus on healthcare. In addition they wanted  a breakout going deeper into generational perspectives in [...]

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Speaker’s Beware: The Audience Is Always Right

2018-03-16T00:19:16+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

I was a retailer in Houston for almost 20 years before becoming a keynote speaker. Our mindset in the retail world—“the customer is always right” that we borrowed from Nordstrom and Warren Buffet—has stayed with me even throughout my speaking career. Many times when a speaker delivers an uninspiring performance, they blame the audience’s lack of energy or sense of humor. In my experience, the key to a speaker's success [...]

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The Traditionalist Generation – Still Working and Still Killin’ It!

2020-01-17T17:38:23+00:00By |Generations|

What do Jack Welch, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Mick Jagger, Tom Brokaw, and Martha Stewart all have in common? They are members of the Traditionalist Generation born between 1925 - 1945 and they are still working... and still killin' it! In this post you will learn to marvelous contributions Traditionalists continue to make in society and your well being. After you read it, call your mom and your [...]

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Understanding the Boomers and their Contribution

2020-01-07T16:26:13+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. [...]

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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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Bored with Myself! Time to Let It Go

2019-10-16T03:28:00+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

Do you ever get bored with YOURSELF? I was, and I decided it was time to "Let It Go" and to make some changes in my keynotes presentations and also in my day to day routine. Actually, I didn't even know I was bored with myself until I attended  a keynote workshop in Denver. It was three days, working on our content and stories. Throughout those three days, I explored [...]

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