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.

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 …

Retirement

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

A leadership power shift is underway.<p>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 …

Management

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 people should be able to pay for their own housing at 22 years of age, pay for their own car at 20.5 years of age and be responsible for their own cell …

Millennials

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 …

Millennials

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 …

Millennials

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'

Shutterstock<p>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

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,” …

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 …

Equality

Respect, Energize the Middle

The middle gets disrespected. What is the middle? The middle is:<p>An equal distance between two edges<br>• A position between two extremes<br>• A role between top …

The Power of 3 Simple Words

I had a college professor who would frequently say, “We don’t only learn from good examples.” She believed when people made mistakes, it was an …

Self-improvement

Four Essential Leadership Ladders

Ladders enable. We climb to gain a better view. When climbing a ladder, we reach to adjust or fix something. Ladders raise us up with each step …

Leadership

Young Voters Distrust Presidency, Say It's Unlikely They'll Run For Office, Poll Says

Millennials are a tough group to pin down — with their lack of landlines, refusal to answer cellphones and reluctance to respond to online surveys.<p>But one study has managed to capture what 18- to 29-year-olds are thinking about in the current political moment, including their assessment of …

Millennials

Here's the six-figure mistake millennial parents are making

For millennials having children, here's another worry they can add to the list: They are underinsured.<p>A recent survey from Haven Life Insurance …

Insurance

What If We Could Be Our Whole Selves at Work?

The first time I told an employer that I was pregnant, this is how it went down:<p>Sheepish smile creeping onto my face: “I have something to tell …

Myth of the Millennial or Trend of the Modern Employee?

The negative stereotypes about millennials in the workforce are everywhere, they are: lazy, self-entitled, narcissistic, tech-obsessed, job hoppers, …

Serving the Millennial Patient

As the millennial generation enters the workforce and becomes increasingly responsible for buying and accessing health care, organizations are …

Four Workplace Stereotypes Millennials (Like Me) Thoroughly Resent

We’re just as multifaceted as any other group of human beings, so let’s finally put these tired stereotypes to bed.<p>Millennials hear a lot about their personality traits from other people. At least that’s how it often feels to this millennial (whose job involves getting pitched many drafts of …

Don't Act Your Age, Act Like a Millennial: 5 Lessons to Leverage

What do millennials really want at work? The same things you do. They just have different, sometimes, better ways to get them.<p>Millennials get bad a rap, especially when it comes to their workplace reps. Gen X and Baby Boomer managers tend to judge millennials harshly for their work style and …

Millennials

When and how millennials are taking their vacation days

For adolescents and college students, travel plans usually revolve around school schedules and family getaways. But for working millennials, gone are the days of our set summer-long vacations and spring break escapes. Instead, we accrue paid time off (PTO) and can decide to take days off whenever …

How to Be Mindful in Motion

Mindfulness is often described as being present. Stillness benefits our mind and calms our soul. Our lives, however, move. Throughout a day, …

Millennials haven’t forgotten spirituality, they’re just looking for new venues

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Finally, as the world’s Christians begin Lent, a six-week period of introspection in preparation for Easter, reflections from Casper …

MBAs as CEOs: Some troubling evidence

22 February 2017<p>Business schools like to boast about how many of their graduates have become CEOs—Harvard especially, since it has the most. But how …

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …