One of the most common, and the most costly, mistakes that I see managers of young employees making, is failing to properly identify their high-potentials. Maybe you are even asking yourself “what is a high-potential anyway?” Well, pardon the blockquote, but this definition from the Harvard Business Review is a great place to start:
“High potentials consistently and significantly outperform their peer groups in a variety of...
It’s no secret that younger generations prefer to communicate digitally. In fact, more than 70% of Millennials prefer to receive communication in a digital format.
But, even with this overwhelming preference, there are certain messages that are too important to just send in a text, right?
I mean, shouldn’t some things just be done in person...
Well...not according to a recent study conducted by Adobe. They surveyed over 1000 employees and the results were surprising: ...
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In the ever-changing world of Human Capital, employee benefits, and organizational leadership, there is one trend that has emerged as a powerful driver of retention, and it looks to be here to stay.
This perk is immensely popular with younger employees, especially those in the Millennial generation. Many of the top companies around the world have put this benefit into practice. I’m talking about VTO, or Volunteer Time Off.
One thing is for...
I recently got an email from one of our readers and students. It said:
“Hi Wesley, I’ve enjoyed your transformational talks, but you keep talking about aligning my organization's mission with our young employees. How am I supposed to do that when our product is….”
That’s about where I stopped.
Let me complete the sentence.
“How am I supposed to align our mission when the biggest responsibilities of my employee(s) is(are):”
(hint: they’re going to quit anyway)
In today’s transformational talk, here’s what I want to convey.
There are a lot of good reasons to leave your job:
That sorta thing.
If you’re a millennial, the reasons get a little more fun:
How do we transform the workplace?
How can we create an environment where our Millennial employees repeat their professional victories?
We live in a faster-paced world than any generation has ever experienced. With all the stimulation, media updates, notifications, and social media likes, as leaders we have to innovate and update the workplace. Millennial employees have a social identity that requires input and reflection from outside sources. The workplace is an area where there is a...
Listen, I’m all about being practical. Here's a quick statistic and action item that you can easily apply to gain an advantage.
A lot of leaders who I talk to are parents, they’re dads and moms who have been working professionals, but have also raised children.
Children are the greatest blessing, but raising a child is difficult. It's a lot of work, it’s a lot of stress and you have to treat every child differently.
Have you ever asked yourself the difference between two similar words? In this case, as a leader of young people, what does it mean to be nice? What does it mean to be kind?
There are a lot of aphorisms as explanations.
In the kitchen, chefs always tell their sous chefs, make it nice or make it twice.
Our parents always tell us to be nice.
And yet, you have to be cruel to be kind.
What a confounding situation.
I’m here to talk to you about the plight of the perfectionist. Some of us are perfectionists, myself included… maybe you show tendencies…
But, it’s a wide spectrum AND there are a lot of people who follow our content that want to complete tasks with excellence, so I have a strong warning for you….
Here's the big issue... according to me.
When we are perfectionists, we expect that we will manifest our best every time.
We always expect to be doing our...
The mascots running around the bases, oversized chocolate bars as prizes, hot dogs and of course, artfully crafted marketing campaigns to drive traffic to your team.
Now, everyone in the world finds Millennial Night Baseball hilarious, right? First of all, it is a team whose mascot is a BISCUIT. What is not to love? I love biscuits just as much as the next person. And, anyone with a minor league sense of humor knows that all minor...
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