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Millennial Leaders Blog
A blog dedicated to ideas and resources to support Generation Y in achieving success in both career and life.
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Why Does Generation Y Love Starbucks?
2008-06-07 18:14:00
I recently had coffee with four Gen Y’s at Starbucks in Aberdeen, NC. to find out why they love Starbucks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncj7wookjl 0
More About: Love , Generation , Generation Y
10 Ways Generation Y Will Change the Workplace by Ryan Healy
2008-06-07 13:53:00
I have been out over the last week, and I am just catching up on all of the juicy Gen Y stuff. 10 Ways Generation Y Will Change the Workplace by Ryan Healy over at EmployeeEvolution is really great.
More About: Career
The real Generation Y from a mole on the inside
2008-06-07 13:46:00
Interesting blog post by Millennial Triston McIntyre.
More About: Real , Inside , Generation , Generation Y , Mole
Training Gen Y ? Not a one time event.
2008-06-04 23:43:00
Baby Boomers are beginning to retire. In the next 10 years, the number of 55 and older retired workers are expected to increase by 50%. Therefore, Gen Y will be needed to pinch it and / or replace the ‘Boomers.’ This is why recruiting and retaining programs are so important. It is important to note ...
More About: Event , Time , Training
New report about Gen Y ? about how to attract and retain Gen Yers
2008-06-04 07:20:00
Some interesting findings in a new reportWhat Millenial Workers Want: How to Attract and Retain Gen Y EmployeesbyRobert Half International, a specialized staffing firm, and Yahoo! HotJobs commissioned the survey.The findings were cited in a report titled, “Generation Y workers were asked, “What is your number-one career concern for the future?” Their responses were:Salary and ...
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Great article in News & Observer
2008-06-03 17:16:00
http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/109 4083.html
More About: News , Article , Great , Observer
Can This Dude Make Microsoft Cool?
2008-06-01 16:03:00
I don’t know, but Alex Bogusky sure is sexy. My copy of FAST Company arrived yesterday, and this is the cover (look to the right.) The article is so worth the read, as a Gen Y quotes “He looked like Jesus” and Alex Bogusky, who has been an Apple evangelist ...
More About: Microsoft , Dude , Cool , Make
Are you between the ages of 18-29? If so, we need your help with a quick s
2008-05-30 15:30:00
Hello Everyone! Two colleagues, Carol Graser and Beth Bloomfield, and I are entering a research project on leadership for Generation Y, and we need your assistance. We have launched a very quick survey, and we would like to ask if you would be willing to take the survey. It is only seven questions and takes less than five minutes to take. To take the survey: Go to: http://www.advancedsurvey.com Scroll to the right and enter in the numbers 61951. The survey is completely anonymous. If you are someone who is interested in being interviewed for the project, send an e-mail to beafields@beafields.com, and we will give you a call. That’s it! We would so appreciate this, as it is going to help us work with leaders on how to meet the leadership needs for Generation Y in companies, communities, organizations and educational systems around the globe. Also, if you know of some Gen Y’s who would be willing to take the assessment, we invite you to pass this along to them. Thank-yo...
More About: Quick , Ages
6 Ways to Get Respect Quickly, Despite Your Youth by Chuck Westbrook
2008-05-29 13:24:00
Chuck Westbrook has a great post on Employee Evolution back from August 6 (but is still relevant) on how Gen Y’s can get respect in the workplace, despite their youth. I had an interview last month with Jacci Schiff, and we were talking about this very point. We discussed how many Gen Y’s just simply may not know about these career skills. As a Baby Boomer, I believe it’s important for us to talk to our kids and students about doube checking our typos, showing up on time, how to listen, how to ask great questions and how to be a leader. Another skill that many Gen Y’s are saying is missing is face to face time, especially face to face networking. Human connection happens through dialogue, through a smile and through telling stories which build common ground. Let’s all take the time to work on these skills that Chuck mentions. We can all use a refresher course. Great post Chuck!
More About: Youth , Respect , Chuck
Interview with Veronica Karaman
2008-05-29 02:32:00
Inspiring true champions is the essence of Veronica Karaman’s life and the reason why she has become a successful life coach, speaker, teacher, motivator, and author. At the age of five, Veronica began her golf career and her quest to become a champion. At this early age, as her father placed a putter in her hand, she knew that golf would become her closest friend. She found out later in life that golf would also become her worst enemy when she failed. Success in golf, achieving all A’s in academics, and striving for perfection, were all things that she worked diligently at accomplishing. She graduated as the valedictorian of her high school and graduate school classes, and won many golf tournaments. However, all the trophies and triumphs were not enough to fill the void and the loneliness in her heart. Her father’s death when she was fifteen only fueled Veronica’s determined pursuit to become a champion. At the height of her college career as a scholarship a...
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What Change is Generation Y Actually Creating? By Monica O’Brien
2008-05-28 16:09:00
Monica O’Brien has a great post today on BrazenCareerist on what Gen Y is actually creating in our world, and here is my comment back: As a Baby Boomer, I have watched my parents (Veterans) work their fingers to the bone, and I have now watched as Gen X went through the Dot Com Boom and Bust. I am the parent of 3 Gen Y’s, and here is what I think. I believe that Gen Y is here to show us that the complexity we have been so wound up in over the last 20 years is ridiculous. We create death in careers through endless meetings, we stifle creativity, and we have this belief that was worn out ages ago that says “Thou must work your fingers to the bone in order to get ahead.” That is ridiculous, and it’s killing us. Gen Y knows how to get the job done and get it done efficiently and effectively so that we have time to do what we all want to do…have free time to play and as my son says “chill.” So, let’s start looking at the lessons...
More About: Change , Creating , Monica , Generation , Generation Y
Are You Underutilizing Younger Employees?
2008-05-26 16:59:00
Great post on Harvard Business Review by Bronwyn Fryer.  Why do we so often dismiss or underutilize our younger employees?   Is it because we think we know it all, or do we think these young men and women are our kids, so of course, they can’t possibly bring value to the table? Over the past two years, I have learned more by spending time with hundreds of Gen Ys than I have learned in a long time.  These young men and women are bright, tech savvy, worldly, civic minded and quite resourceful.  They have hutzpah!  Before you decide to dismiss a twenty-something point of view or their talent, think twice.  Get to know them, and you may just find that you will learn something quite valuable…that age means nothing when it comes to wisdom.
More About: Employees
Helicopter Parents: Are You Hovering Over the Workplace?
2008-05-24 12:34:00
It’s that time of year. College seniors from around the world are graduating, and they are hitting the career world looking for a job. And the interesting thing is that most are not doing it alone. Many parents are by their Gen Y’s side and not just for support and to be a sounding board. ...
More About: Workplace , Parents , Helicopter
Congratulations David Cook
2008-05-22 04:17:00
David Cook has been my favorite Idol for the last 6 weeks or so. He started out with a touch of arrogance and through this process, he was humbled and grew so much. While both Davids were great, I am so happy for this talented Gen Y man. He has shown true leadership, so a ...
More About: David , Congratulations , David Cook
Y Talk Interview with Brandon Evans, Managing Partner for Mr. Youth on the
2008-05-22 01:57:00
Listen in to this special interview with Mr. Youth ’s Managing Partner , Brandon Evans Mr. Youth has been trumpeted by Inc. Magazine as being one of the fastest growing private businesses in the USA, and rightfully so. The company believes that marketing to a young audience should be fun, innovative and pursued with excellence. During this special ...
More About: Interview , Talk
Business Helps Students Find Homes
2008-05-21 22:21:00
It was a pleasure to write the article Business Helps Students Find Homes for Young Money Magazine. The article features Arel Moodie and Bert Gervais, the founders of PlaceFinder.com. Congratulations Bert and Arel!
Mr. Youth on Y-Talk Radio Tonight
2008-05-21 12:54:00
Join Y-Talk Radio tonight at 7:00 p.m. for this special interview with Mr. Youth ’s Managing Partner, Brandon Evans Mr. Youth has been trumpeted by Inc. Magazine as being one of the fastest growing private businesses in the USA, and rightfully so. The company believes that marketing to a young audience should be fun, innovative ...
More About: Talk Radio , Tonight
What Stories Can You Tell?
2008-05-20 17:24:00
Over the last two years of working closely with colleagues and hundreds of millennials, I have been inspired by stories of both struggle and hope. And with each story told, I became more and more clear that a huge part of my life path is to be of support to our emerging leaders. Storytelling is ...
More About: Stories
Threadless: The Most Innovative Small Company in America by Inc. Mag
2008-05-20 13:14:00
Threadless is on the cover of Inc. for June 2008 as being the most innovative small company in America . The t-shirt company generates ideas for their clothing via design contests on the web…such a great Gen Y approach. The company is a great example of using online social networks to drive innovation. Congrats guys!
More About: News , Company , Small , Innovative
Generation Y by the Numbers and Other Great Stuff from BNET
2008-05-20 12:27:00
BNET Editorial gathered some great information by Robert Half International and PayScale to find out what Millennials are looking for in career. Great stuff. A few other fun things on BNET: Recruiting Gen Y: Four Killer Tactics Workforce Millennials: A Field Guide Three Strategies for Managing Millennials
More About: Leadership , Stuff , Career , Numbers
Why Twitter Matters
2008-05-19 16:26:00
Great article in Business Week about Twitter . Some people are not sure if Twitter is the next wave. I learned about Twitter from DK of MediaSnackers.com over a year ago. DK taught me that Gen Y loves to “snack” on bits and bites of information. Because Twitter only allows 140 characters, it is attractive to those ...
More About: Technology , Web 2 , Matters
Gen Y Is Going To Need Financial Guidance More Than Most
2008-05-19 13:10:00
There is a great article on Marketing Daily today about Gen Y and their future needs for financial advice. I am most concerned about our rising tuition costs and the amount of student debt college kids are accumulating. They enter adulthood with 25,000 on up to $200,000.00 in student debt, and they struggle for years ...
More About: Finance , Financial
Gen Y-Fi
2008-05-17 02:59:00
“We’re not only Gen Y, we’re Gen Y-Fi. Born and raised as both consumers and creators of media, we are more mobile and more global than ever. We know we can work from anywhere as long as we’re online.” Read on
The Anxious, Depressed World We Live In
2008-05-16 18:51:00
Ryan Paugh had a great post today about his own challenges with anxiety. As someone who has been anxious since about age 16 (I really can’t remember exactly, but this is about right,) I can empathize with Ryan on many levels. I recall my grandmother telling my mother one day that “Bea doesn’t listen ...
More About: World , Live , Depressed
Give Your Company a Boost During a Down Economy: Hire a Gen Y!
2008-05-16 15:57:00
During an economic downturn, many employers respond with a knee-jerk reaction to cut bottom line expenses by laying off some of its most critical talent. Yet the goal during a down economy is to build a visual bridge between what is going on today and where you want your company to go in the future. The ...
More About: Economy , Hire , Company , Give , Boost
Why Gen Y is Going to Change the Web by Sarah Perez
2008-05-16 13:11:00
Great post by Sarah Perez . She really nails it. And…as I said on my comment back…Gen Y wants what we all want. The difference is that Gen Y is the first generation to have the guts to stand up and say what they want (to live more and work less, to be choosy about ...
More About: Change
NASA Gen Y Presentation Inspires Canadian Space Exploration
2008-05-15 14:05:00
Great story of inspiration about how Gen Y is changing our world. NASA Gen Y Presentation Inspires Canadian Space Exploration
More About: Nasa
Only Real People Can Hope to Market to Gen Y by Greg Rollett
2008-05-13 15:07:00
We have been saying that Gen Y buys based on what their friends tell them to do. Greg Rollett, one of the bloggers for BrazenCareerist.com spells this out nicely in this post.     Person Greg Rollett Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
More About: People , Market , Hope , Real
Y Talk Interview with Menachem Wecker
2008-05-13 13:01:00
I had the honor of interviewing Menahcem Wecker last night. Menachem is the Assistant Director of Public Affairs for Publications and Media of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Listen in to this discussion on the topic of the convergence of religion and art. So fascinating! To learn more about Menachem ...
More About: Blogs , Interview , Talk
Secrets From Ten Top Generation Y Business Leaders
2008-05-12 13:15:00
The folks over at Brazen Careerist invited us to share a few ideas with them. Check out our blog post Secrets From Ten Top Generation Y Business Leaders . And…while you are there, spend some time on their site. In my opinion, it is the top career site on the internet.
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