Millennial Tempo

By Jon Mertz | Practical insights, inspiration, and stories to empower the next generation of leaders. Gen Y or Millennials are the next generation and these stories focus on leadership and how to use it to make a difference. Content selected by Thin Difference: Cross the gap and lead with a new story line.

Walking Reflection: What Do You See and Hear? What Answer Emerges?

Have you done a walking reflection? I need to do them more often.For the past few days, I was in an orientation at Creighton University for an …

NRA

Flexibly Rigid: Why Leaders Need to Balance Agility With Structure

The world we live in demands flexibility. Things are changing quickly, and our world is more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (or the …

Leadership

Better Society, Better Days: Moving from Stale Leaders to Smart Leaders

In an annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink makes a better society challenge:“To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver …

CEOs

Trust and Engagement: A Leadership Jolt to Act

The trust and employee engagement statistics are in, and both are discouraging. Each report is a leadership jolt, yet many leaders still seem asleep …

Employee Engagement

Millennials Weigh in on Careers, Automation and Getting Ahead in an Era of Uncertainty | Los Angeles Business Journal

Volumes have been written about millennial work styles and behaviors – and for good reason. By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the …

Los Angeles

Poll: Millennials say the country is on the wrong track, but they're not

Millennials think things in the country are off on the wrong track but at the same time, they're optimistic about their own futures, according to a new NBC News/GenForward survey.<p>Nearly two-thirds of millennials (63 percent) think things in this country are off on the wrong track. Only 18 percent …

Demographics

Millennials are breaking the one big salary taboo — here are 6 reasons why

A survey conducted by The Cashlorette, a personal-finance site run by Bankrate, found that people 18 to 36 were far more comfortable than older workers discussing their salaries with coworkers, friends, and family members.<p>Thirty percent of millennials surveyed said they felt comfortable discussing …

Demographics

The Biggest Fitness Trends of 2018

Each year, we see the rise of at least one new, seemingly-crazy health fad. 2007 brought the four-hour work week. In 2009, we learned that we should probably all be running barefoot, or at least invest in some spectacularly ugly shoes. In 2013, according to Google, we couldn’t stop searching for …

Are Millennials Putting Too Much Pressure on Themselves?

A few weeks ago, I ran across an interesting article describing why Millennials are more stressed and less able to manage it than any other …

Self-help

Mayors to Young America: ‘Can We Talk?’

The nation’s most vibrant cities are the ones millennials choose to live in. But America’s mayors are split on the best way to attract them—and keep them happy.<p>America’s mayors would do just about anything—give massive tax breaks to tech giants, liberally hand out liquor licenses for Sunday brunch, …

As Millennials Demand More Meaning, Older Brands Are Not Aging Well

Ask millennials and boomers what companies they value most and you’ll get very different answers. If brands want to make an impact with the consumers of the future, they need a clear mission.<p>Serving an older population is a great thing, so long as that’s what a company intends to do–like AARP …

Millennials: Less Recycling, More Eco Purchases

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Recycling

What everyone gets wrong about 'millennial snowflakes'

Maybe many of the assumptions we make about Gen Y aren’t unique to this generation. Maybe they’re specific to young people in general, writes Amanda Ruggeri.<p><i>Editor’s Note (December 21, 2017): Through to the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2017.</i><p>I …

Why Relevancy -- Not Reach -- Is Key To Reaching Generation Z

If you haven’t been paying serious attention to the newest group of consumers, Gen Z, then you’re already behind. In just a few short years, members of this cohort, born between 1996 and 2010, will represent 40% of consumers — and have the spending power to match. This generation is larger and more …

How Should Millennials Respond to Difficult People in the Workplace?

A few weeks ago I was meeting a friend for dinner in a relatively busy part of town. All of the parking for the restaurant was full (not surprising …

Idealism

Start a Conversation on America’s Cities

Some of our U.S. cities have experienced significant decline over the past 50 years and continue to struggle with severe economic and infrastructure …

Preparing for the $30 trillion great wealth transfer

Over the next several decades, baby boomers — the wealthiest and one-time largest, generation in U.S. history — will pass down an estimated $30 …

The Leadership Power Shift Underway (A Political and Business Undercurrent)

A leadership power shift is underway.The current politics brings out the worst in conversations, actions, and impacts. From derogatory and twisted …

Leadership

The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

Return on investment (ROI) is essential in many projects, initiatives, products, and solutions. With the dollars invested, we want to know what we …

Meet the Frugal Millennials Planning for Decades of Retirement

Stephanie Williams’s apple pie sends Celestian Rince into raptures. The homemade pastry and filling, superior in taste and texture to anything you …

Can Today’s Millennial Leaders Become Tomorrow’s Great CEOs?

<i>Challenging Thinking is a series of Think Pieces—essays, videos, and other content—that ask and answer bold questions about leadership. While the</i> …

Millennials and baby boomers have conflicting views on when it’s time to pay your own way

Young Americans are constantly told by the media — and, sometimes, their own parents — that they think the world owes them a favor.<p>Millennials say …

Demographics

Millennial employees are a lot more loyal than their job-hopping stereotype

It turns out that cool workspaces and free artisanal lunches aren't necessarily key in turning millennial hires into loyal employees.<p>The oldest …

The 5 best cities for millennials to start their careers

Millennials don't have it like the boomer generation.<p>Compared to our predecessors, the cost of living is higher, taxes are higher and decent paying …

Preparing for the next generation: Five ways to end generational stereotyping in your organization

These days, the Millennial Generation is hyped, perhaps even more than Baby Boomers were hyped in the 1950s and 60s. As I meet with executives around …

Personal Finance Expert: Far From Entitled, Millennials Resemble 'The Greatest Generation'

The myth of the spoiled, entitled millennial is one that Beth Kobliner would like to dispel.<p>A former staff writer for <i>Money</i> magazine who has just released an updated edition of her best-selling book <i>Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties</i>, Kobliner says millennials have …

Don’t Call Me a Millennial — I’m an Old Millennial

There’s a sensation you get when you hear the name of a group you’re a member of. If someone says “Bostonian” or “liberal” or (sorry) “Patriots fan,” …

Demographics

Three millennials aim to start 'tech mecca' in Detroit

After spending a few years in Silicon Valley and other tech-focused regions, native Detroiters Brian McKinney and Richard Grundy were left with one …

The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work

The rich used to show how much they could spend on things they didn’t need. Today, a public display of productivity is the new symbol of class power<p>Almost 120 years ago, during the first Gilded Age, sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption”. He used it to refer to rich …