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What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace?

Mic’s staff of 106 looks a lot like its target demographic: trim 20-somethings, with beards on the men and cute outfits on the women, who end every sentence with an … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Attract Millennials, A Company Changes Its Product And Workplace

Lunchtime volleyball is part of the new image that the company — which sells video conferencing technology — is trying to cultivate to attract millennials like Heery. Her generation is … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Just how old are you?”

I get asked that question all the time. In meetings, on conference calls, while pitching a new client. The answer really shouldn’t matter. I find myself wondering whether male entrepreneurs … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Four Things Young Leaders Must Do to Effectively Lead Older Generations

The first 15 years of my career I was faced with leading older generations.  How could I earn the respect and get “buy-in” from those who didn’t always enjoy getting … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

CIOs Look Ahead: Millennials, Consumer Tech and the Future

Like Robin, Millennials don’t want to unplug from work on the weekends and after-hours like their older counterparts, and so they want technology that keeps up with this lifestyle. They’re … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who Are The Happiest Workers in America (And Who Is Getting Happier)?

Work paradise is, in fact, to be found in the ranks of independent professionals. MBO, a company that specializes in providing services to this happy group, has just published its second State of … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay

America’s love affair with the smartphone has helped create tens of thousands of jobs at places like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless and will this year pump billions into the … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Walmart Shareholders Meeting Serves As Star-Studded Pep Rally For Workers, Outlet For Disgruntled Investors

What do Taylor Swift and Bill Clinton have in common? It’s not the folksy accents, though, perhaps those helped them score the gig. On Friday at Walmart’s annual shareholders meeting, … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path

Melissa, a talented Gen X’er, is given a promotion that puts her in direct contention for a key senior spot. Although her Boomer colleagues are offering their congratulations, Melissa finds … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment


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