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.

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

Ask a baby boomer about their salary, and you'll probably get a dirty look. But ask someone in their 20s or 30s, and the response might be different.<p>According to a survey conducted by The Cashlorette, a personal finance site run by Bankrate, people 18 to 36 years old are far more comfortable …

Millennials

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 …

Trends

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 …

Happiness

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, …

Cities

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

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 know the ultimate millennial. She owns a bicycle in lieu of a car, goes to yoga class at least twice a week, grows her own bean sprouts and …

Millennials

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 …

Millennials

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 …

Leadership

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 …

Cities

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.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 …

Leadership

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 …

Debt Management

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 …

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 …

Careers

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 …

U.S. House of Representatives

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 …

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:• An equal distance between two edges<br>• A position between two extremes<br>• A role between top …

Equality

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 …

Ben Bradlee

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 …