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
People aren't going to think the way you want them to think because you want them to think that way. Your employees aren't going to learn like you do because you want them to learn that way. Some people love structure. Some people love freedom. The more we learn about human nature, the more we … Continue reading The World Isn’t Yours
You can never stop building your brand (until you stop working and then maybe you can, but I'm nowhere near there and I'm assuming you aren't either if you're reading this so let's settle for the word "never" in this case). Last night I had a beer with a new friend of mine, Doug, who … Continue reading Never Stop Building
Considering decades passed, with the exception of those born with a silver spoon, position in corporate America (when looked at from an equitable point of view) has always been based on time invested in a given field. You found a job, you learned the ins and outs of it over years, gaining experiences and innovating when … Continue reading There’s A Shift In Workplace Culture… And That’s Alright
Millennials, I don't mean to bring up anything that will upset you but, as we are getting older, so are our parents. Health and life insurance are things we must think about. Sadly, 5 years ago this month, I buried my father. My mother, though aging, isn't in any foreseeable danger but still, life happens. The … Continue reading Keep First Things First
Guys, we are the generation that has every single piece of recorded data at our fingertips. Our know it all disposition was unavoidable. But we have to reprogram our thinking folks. We have to humble ourselves. Our elders, the ones who have been through the ringer quite a few times, though they may not have as … Continue reading I’ll Have Wisdom With a Side of Humility
"Don't start feeling yourself because your title is lofty. You still have to work." I closed a post with this on Tuesday. These days, there is no such thing as having paid your dues and, the sooner you understand that, the sooner you'll be able to keep being successful. That is the problem with the … Continue reading Paid Your Dues? Ha! Tell Another One.