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...
Recently we had a Transformational Talk in which I talked about how millennials value experiences more than things; so, items, material positions etc.
I think it’s interesting because this is different from many other generations who didn’t grow up with many possessions.
Looking at the Silent Generation, they went through the Great Depression and had nothing. Think about our grandparent’s stories how they literally had nothing to their name.
Next, we consider the Baby...
The old mentality of compensation is dead. Have you read the news lately? Millennial employees have high expectations of their salary and financial future, more than any other generation in history. Millennial optimism and goal-setting have contributed to a strong correlation between their relationship to their job and the self-actualizing society that surrounds them. Do not blame social media, though!
Blame Tim Ferriss. Blame Chris Guillebeau and Tai Lopez. Blame the 'lifestyle...
In fact, Millennial has become such a negative term that there’s an app - an extension- that you can install on your browser, that will replace the word “millennial” if it shows up on a website.
Obviously developed by a Millennial, it’s recommended by the developer of the app that instead of using the word Millennial, that one uses the term “young adults.”
This ridiculous extension caught my attention because I think it’s...
Here’s the thing about employee engagement- there are a number of ways to achieve it and there are a number of ways to mess it up.
The truth is, we’ll never experience success without laying the proper foundation of two critical elements.
1. Sharing Our Vision
2. Living By Core Values
Although seemingly obvious and arguably simple to integrate, we still fail to engage our teams on a consistent basis and are obviously failing as a cohort of bosses.
In fact, according to...
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