written by Mick Ukleja

Let Your Light Shine: Be A Thermostat, Not A Thermometer

Leadership at all levels is a key force in any organization. So it makes sense that self-leadership would be a key force in your personal life. As you take a break from your role at work, you do not take a break from your role as a leader. Leadership starts in yourself. That’s the key […]

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Posted In: Personal Values
12.16.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Forget Resolutions and Think Next Chapter

We all have that feeling that something needs to change.  And that’s why resolutions are popular.  But let’s face it.  Statistics highlight the tremendous failure rate of resolution roulette. If you are like most people you will find yourself huddling around 3 or 4 resolutions. Usually they involve some kind of improvement on a bad […]

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12.10.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

The Key To Overcoming Brain Drain

It’s All About The Relationship

There are new challenges that threaten to undermine the continued growth of our knowledge economy. The giant sucking sound that could be heard is the sound of knowledge being drained out of organizations by retirements and other turnovers. The term Brain Drain was first coined by the Royal Society to describe the immigration of scientists […]

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12.03.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Gratitude Is The Control of Your Emotional Thermostat

Are you grateful? That’s a big question. It is pronounced at this time of the year. You can be grateful for the big things like health, or even the little things like the comforts of your home. It’s not a science as much as it is an art, whereby you acknowledge certain things in your […]

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11.24.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

Are Millennials Really That Different?

I was at a dinner party a few nights ago where the topic around the table was each person’s generational grouping. There is often a concerted effort to label generations with dates. Then people look at their date of birth to put a particular description or disposition on themselves. Caution. The natal anniversary of an […]

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11.17.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

6 Mindsets To Help Transition Millennials into the Workforce

“Why would I have to do what my boss asks me to do?” The student who asked this question of his friend was quite serious. Though it seems incredulous, with some thought, that question is not so easy to answer. The Millennial’s sincere curiosity wasn’t meant to be disrespectful. Yet the perception from most people […]

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11.12.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Benefits Engaged Millennials Bring To The Workplace

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It’s to act with yesterday’s logic.” – Peter Drucker Many organizations are re-thinking, re-imagining, and reinventing the workplace. They are doing so for a number of reasons.  As they look at current trends, they become better at understanding future demographics.  They are not looking […]

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11.03.2015
written by Mick Ukleja and Gabrielle Jackson

3 Reasons Why Millennials Crave Flat Leadership Structures…..

(And Why You Should To)

“Can’t I just say, ‘Because I said so?’” This is how a manager reacted when asked how she would react to Millennial staff with questions. But dismissing this generation and ignoring their questions, may be why they keep quitting. 83% of Millennials admit they would perform better in companies with less management levels. In our […]

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10.27.2015
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