Can you change the culture? Certainly. Should the culture be changed? Possibly, but at what cost?
Every day, there is an opportunity to improve. When you stop seeing things that way, you're done growing.
Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
People of all races, we must change the narratives surrounding non-whites in America. All blacks are not here to either rob or entertain you. All Jewish people aren't here to be your lawyers or manage your money. All Latinos aren't here illegally and looking for migrant work. All Middle Easterners aren't looking for an opportunity to commit acts of violence. This is the point in history where we have the most access to the most information but we are regressing as a society.
This day and age, leaders (especially those leading people outside their own generation) are often questioned. And, speaking for many millennials (which I hate to do but feel must be done), work-life balance in an industry that can be done outside of the office is becoming nonnegotiable. If expected to be connected at all times … Continue reading Millennials Know We Need to Work
Without rapport, there is no trust. Let that be understood. Short but simple. As a leader, build genuine relationships with your team. From there, they will trust your leadership. What I can tell you is that millennials, unlike previous generations, don't respect age or title. Instead, we have hold humility and autonomy in high regard. … Continue reading Trust Comes With Rapport
Before taking my current job, I had heard good and bad things about salary positions. And I will say that, depending on the work environment and leadership/management (two drastically different words), it could be either. If you work a predetermined number of hours each week and you're comfortable with that number and the salary that is … Continue reading In All Fairness