Category: Younger Generations

The Roots of Achievement, Part 2: Experiences

Posted October 7, 2019 by Mark Perna Achievement doesn’t happen overnight. Like a tree, it has roots. And it’s the strength and depth of the roots that...

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Delivering the Big Picture in Education and Employment

Posted September 9, 2019 by Mark Perna People don’t know what they don’t know—and that’s especially true of the people in today’s younger generations when it comes...

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“Because I Said So” Doesn’t Work Anymore. Here’s Why

Posted August 26, 2019 by Mark Perna Have you ever had the “because-I-said-so” exchange with someone? Whether you’re the person saying or hearing this line, it signals...

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Graduates, Build Your Dream — Not Someone Else’s

Posted May 13, 2019 by Mark Perna Hello graduates—or soon-to-be graduates! You’ve accomplished so much and you should be proud. There are so many great things waiting...

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Growth Mindset: Sure, Students Should Have It…What About You?

Posted February 25, 2019 by Mark Perna Growth mindset, a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck, is a popular topic these days. I’ve written about it before...

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The Why Generation and Why You Should Care

Posted February 11, 2019 by Mark Perna The Why Generation is characterized by a single question: why? They’re forever asking, why do we do things this way?...

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Be Brief

Posted November 29, 2018 by Mark Perna “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” -– Mark Twain I...

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Founder’s Perspective: Challenges or Assets? Your View of Young People Changes Everything

Posted November 12, 2018 by Mark Perna Your perspective on the younger generations is powerful. It determines the underlying attitude and approach you bring into every conversation...

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Young People, You Can Make a Difference

Posted October 22, 2018 by Mark Perna Hey, Generations Y and Z. If you’re 38 or under, I know you’re battling some tough labels—like lazy, entitled, and...

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We’re Workplace Rethinkers, Not Workplace Rebels

Posted July 16, 2018 by Amy Timco I’m a Millennial, and to many people that makes me a rebel, especially in the workplace. But I’m not a...

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