Category: Younger Generations

Graduates, Build Your Dream — Not Someone Else’s

Hello graduates—or soon-to-be graduates! You’ve accomplished so much and you should be proud. There are so many great things waiting for you. So are you ready to live the dream? Living the dream—it sounds great. But what dream am I talking about? It’s whatever your dream happens to be. It can mean whatever you want… Read more »

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

Growth mindset, a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck, is a popular topic these days. I’ve written about it before and I’m revisiting it today because I have a fresh observation. To briefly define growth mindset, it’s the belief that a person’s intelligence, talents, and abilities are not innate but can be developed with effort…. Read more »

The Why Generation and Why You Should Care

The Why Generation is characterized by a single question: why? They’re forever asking, why do we do things this way? Why is this needed? Why can’t we make it better? This generation is asking a serious question. In general, their asking why is not an attempt to flout authority or show off. They are sincerely… Read more »

Be Brief

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” -– Mark Twain I know just how Twain felt. Short and sweet messages that still convey our full meaning are harder to craft than long, drawn-out treatises. (That’s why truly powerful, memorable taglines are so elusive: they sum up… Read more »

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

Your perspective on the younger generations is powerful. It determines the underlying attitude and approach you bring into every conversation and interaction. It can predict your level of success in engaging, motivating, and empowering them. And your view of their generation is something you communicate to those young people every day, whether you mean to… Read more »

Young People, You Can Make a Difference

Hey, Generations Y and Z. If you’re 38 or under, I know you’re battling some tough labels—like lazy, entitled, and selfish. I interact with your generations every day and I’m here to tell you, those labels aren’t true. Some people call you high maintenance because of your constant need for reasons; I call you the… Read more »

We’re Workplace Rethinkers, Not Workplace Rebels

I’m a Millennial, and to many people that makes me a rebel, especially in the workplace. But I’m not a workplace rebel—I’m a workplace rethinker. Let me tell you why. Recently I came across this sketchnote that opened my eyes to how my workplace behavior could sometimes be perceived as rebellious. It’s true: I like… Read more »

Students, Get Ready for the Real World

If you’re a high school student today, the real world of college and career is out there—and someday you’ll join it. It may seem far in the future, but it’s coming faster than you might think. And when it does, are you ready? Are you ready to get ahead with a competitive advantage? The real… Read more »

Do We Have a Growth Mindset?

What we believe affects our performance—a fact that advances in neuroscience are confirming. The various studies on what is called “growth mindset” provide a fascinating look at why some people are able to learn faster, rebound from mistakes, and achieve at a higher level than others. Dr. Carol Dweck, who coined the term, defines growth… Read more »

The Entrepreneurs: Generation Z and CTE

Generation Z, also called the Internet Generation, is growing up fast. Born roughly starting in 1996, America’s youngest generation is a fascinating mix of new and traditional attitudes about work, innovation, responsibility, and loyalty. And one of the more interesting developments we’re seeing is their strong bent toward entrepreneurship. The Millennials are known for their… Read more »