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.

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 …

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 …

Parenting

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, …

Millennials

Serving the Millennial Patient

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

Health Care

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 …

Millennials

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

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 expectations and are often left wondering: "What do millennials really want at work anyway?" According to a 2014 study by IBM's …

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, …

Mindfulness

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 …

Millennials

Upstanders: 7 Essential Guiding Principles

“Despite my preference to stay out of the media. I’ve taken the view that each of us can be bystanders, or we can be upstanders. I choose …

Leadership

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 …

MBA

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 …

Home - Thin Difference

April 13, 2017<p>Innovation: a Tool for Realizing Potential<p>Guest Post by Rob Long A tourist walks up to a New Yorker and asks…<p>April 11, 2017<p>Can You Keep …

Leadership

Nobody Is Moving, Especially Millennials

For a fun new entry into <i>millennials are</i> <i>lazy</i>, consider this: According to new data tracked down by Richard Fry for Pew Research, just 20 percent of …

Millennials

Who are Black Millennials?

Shakira King views herself as someone who is self-aware. She is a regular user of such social media websites as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She …

Millennials

How Millennials are Changing the Workplace

The collective working environment is changing rapidly, thanks to millennials. This younger generation is already taking over and soon will dominate …

The Workplace

Middle-Aged Americans Spend More Time on Social Media than Millennials

Middle-aged Americans spend more time on social media than millennials, upending the common assumption that mostly young people are addicted to their …

Millennials are effective, professional CEOs, study finds

Millennials are often labeled as self-centered, entitled, lazy and narcissistic children who make up the “Me Generation.” A recent study, however, …

Millennials

What Simon Sinek Got Wrong about Millennials in the Workplace

During the past month, several individuals sent me the YouTube video of Simon Sinek discussing Millennials in the workplace. The interview is …

Millennials

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests

Millennials are on shaky ground, struggling to gain the same financial security afforded to their parents, new data analysis suggests.<p>When baby boomers were young adults, their net worth was double that of today’s young people, who earn $10,000 less than their counterparts did in 1989, according to …

5 simple financial rules to live by in your 20s — so you're not broke in your 30s

Navigating your 20s while keeping coin in your pocket is hard: There's your student debt, overpriced rent, trying to get your job to pay you top …

Personal Finance

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

What Healthcare Gets Wrong About Millennials

Millennials are poised to become a major force in the $3 trillion a year healthcare market, and anyone working in the industry had better pay …

Work Is a Blessing

During a recent visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, we went to the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Entering an art museum, you never know what …

Art

Proper Conditions: Preparing for the Unprepared

Prepare is a verb, an act of getting ready.Preparing leads to a plan, and it converts actions to a noun, a document with next steps and …

Elections

Join One20: A Day to Do Good

Our character is being tested. Discontentment reigns. As citizens, how we respond now reflects on us. Will our character strengthen? Will we …

Democracy

Discontentment: A Great Leadership Challenge

Discontentment is evident, and it is more than just an election cycle. In the United States, our election is highlighting the discontentment. With …

Leadership
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