When we talk about generational differences, it’s easy to fall into overly generalized stereotypes:
Baby Boomers are responsible. (Funny, they used to be called the “Me Generation.”)
Millennials are slackers. (Wait, wasn’t that Gen X?)
Gen Xers are neglected middle children. (Paging Jan Brady.)
Gen Zs march to their own drum. (Like…every generation before them?)
Stereotypes are sil...
“Ego is the invisible line item on every company’s profit and loss statement.”
—David Marcum and Steven Smith in egonomics: What Makes Ego Our Greatest Asset (or Most Expensive Liability), Fireside, 2007
Nothing can be more debilitating in an organization than a leader with an ego. If you work for a leader driven by ego, your ability to cope can be pushed to the limit. In organizations, lead...
Six things you never want your colleagues to hear you say are:
I don’t care about you.
I don’t understand you.
You’re wasting my time.
All of the above.
And, when you fail at listening, you’re sending out every one of these very negative messages. It’s a wonder people ever talk to you again!
“My boss, co-worker, or direct report...
Gallup’s annual State of the American Workplace report is one of the largest treasure troves of employee satisfaction data in the world. I like going hunting, so I broke down some of the essential findings for you.
Gallup asked nearly 200,000 US employees their opinions on a variety of topics current transforming our workforces, including flextime, agile performance management, and matrixed teaming. Exactly how criti...
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Note to readers: This is the fourth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships.
Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is help...
If you look around long enough in your life - especially if you have kids - you'll see a pattern emerge.
People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is unhelpful at best and counter-productive at worst.
Want some examples? Sweet! Here you go:
'You Just Need To Work More'
'Give Them What They Want'
Heshie Segal is my friend. I don’t mean that as a disclaimer, but as a prime example of what you’re about to learn from her.
British anthropologist Robin Dunbar famously estimated that humans can maintain a social circle of no more than 150 people, with no more than five people in our “closest layer” of friends.
For entrepreneurs who depend on networks of relationships, that might seem a bit disco...
Many pundits, scholars, academics and lawmakers believe that the current education system is fraught with challenges that have to be addressed and resolved for our country and future generations to thrive. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, for one, recently unveiled a new tuition-free pilot program in New York State that attempts to forge a new way.
To most, it’s become clear that our current system is no longer affordable, a...
When you’re a fast-rising millennial stepping into a managerial role for the first time, there’s certainly a lot to think about. You’ve probably wondered if your older colleagues will consider you experienced enough.
Or maybe you’ve thought about how the shift in responsibility will affect your work-life balance.
But many new managers have a worry that’s seldom addressed, even though it&rsqu...
Cornerstone OnDemand researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity: better office seating arrangements.
In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor described the results of a new study, which suggested that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and that grouping the right types of coworkers together can improve productivity and work...