Frances Hesselbein – The Next Greatest Generation

– Frances Hesselbein   Being Ready for the (Next) Greatest Generation   If you haven’t noticed, Millennials (born in 1980-2000) are in your organization and their numbers are growing. They don’t want much from their organizations. They’re looking for engagement – not being placed in a category, but right across your organization, at every level,…

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Aaron Scheinberg – Veterans Serving on the Home Front

– Aaron Scheinberg   The Mission Continues: Veterans Serving on the Home Front   On Sept. 11, 2001, everything changed. I was one of the 4,000 cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, just 40 miles north of the World Trade Center. We soon became acutely aware that our military career would take…

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Roberta Gilbert – Anxious Organizations

– Roberta Gilbert, M.D.   Often leaders complain that their organizations get nothing done: that people are lazy, moody, or have more time for gossip than for work. Sometimes leaders’ criticisms are more specific: they see no creative, forward movement of the group. This state of affairs will soon affect productivity and the bottom line,…

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Jeff Fromm – Designing for Millennials

– Jeff Fromm   Most nonprofits have a lot of equity in old schemas, but Millennials have little equity in them, creating a fundamental conflict. If we start by looking at the core product or service that the nonprofit offers, and examine it for what reasons people are engaged by and resonate with it, we…

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Joan Snyder Kuhl – The Emerging Millennial Leader

– Joan Snyder Kuhl   The lack of understanding between the generations and within the organization is real. Today, organizations are dealing with a translation issue. Business has a common language that is somehow being misinterpreted amongst the diverse generations in the workforce. In an effort to find the best solution for bridging this gap…

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Derrick Feldmann – Prepare for a Millennial Workforce

– Derrick Feldmann   More than 46 million American employees are aged 20-34. Just as Baby Boomers altered life as their parents knew it, Millennials – a larger cohort than Boomers – are influencing our lives today as much or more, and at an incredibly accelerated pace. Their influence is being felt in the workplace.…

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Nate Turner – The Balance Between Right and Young

– Nate Turner   I hated those meetings. Actually, I didn’t hate the content. In fact, I loved those strategy and planning meetings, and the challenge of the organizational puzzle. I handle the puzzle well, seeing the pieces, and many times the solution, easily. It’s one of the reasons I was in organizational strategy. No,…

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Kyle Gracey – Closing the Millennial-Board Divide

– Kyle Gracey   To the average Millennial, serving on a board of directors seems as distant as paying off the mortgage or collecting Social Security, if it crosses their mind at all. Similarly, too many board members consider filling open slots with Millennials about as often as they think of filling them with toddlers…

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Boomers and Millennials in Leadership: Lots in Common

– Hugh Ballou   Often we spend energy and brainpower viewing differences and observing problems based on those differences. With reverse paradigms, we can look at the similarities. Millennials and Baby Boomers make good teams and have lots in common if: They are self-aware and understand their own and others’ preferences. They desire a collaborative…

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