written by Mick Ukleja

The Hero’s Journey Begins At The Edge Of Discomfort

No one has ever become a hero by dodging discomfort. At the core of our stories, fairy tales, movies and legends, the hero always encounters varying degrees of disequilibrium and disorientation. And this is where the greatest learning takes place. Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step across your comfort zone. How do you view […]

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05.26.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

The Execution Of A Leader

I know! It sounds like the title of a documentary on a third-world rouge dictator who’s been overthrown.  However, it’s much closer to home. “70% of strategic failures come from poor execution of leadership…it’s rarely for lack of smarts or vision” – Ram Charan It’s one thing to develop a strategy but quite another to execute […]

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05.19.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

How Do You Really Change?

“It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside us that makes us turn out the way we do.” – O. Henry When it comes to the subject of change, you don’t need fluff or theory. So let’s get right to the heart of the matter. The way we change can take many forms. Knowing this […]

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05.12.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Ways Millennials Are Shaping Our Ideas

I was recently at a dinner party where the topic of Millennials was the main course.  The discussion evolved to the subject of “The American Dream.”  What is the essence of this dream? Every succeeding generation will have it better than the last. Enter, this new generation.  There is now the worry that our kids […]

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05.05.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

How Can You Successfully Engage Millennials?

6 Characteristics that Separate Successful Managers From Those Who Are Challenged

Millennials make up over 80 million individuals in the U.S. (nearly 3 billion worldwide). They are the largest generational cohort that range in age from their mid teens to mid 30s. They are ethnically diverse (1 in 3 in America is not Caucasian), globally minded (20 percent in the U.S. have at least one parent […]

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04.28.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Millennials and Their Managers: 4 Ways to Keep Communication a Two-Way Street

What are the things that need to be done by the manager of an organization to work well with Millennials? The culture of an organization is important, but it goes beyond a “corporate culture”. It’s not just a matter of Deloitte gets it and IBM doesn’t, or vice versa. Rather than being a corporation to […]

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04.21.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Millennials – Energy Waiting to Be Tapped

Some Facts About Their Imaginative Spirit

“Logic can take you from A to B, but imagination can take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein You don’t have to get out much to realize we live in a pessimistic fog.  There is a constant barrage of commentaries and bullet points— High unemployment (and under employment) High debt with no end in sight Lack of affordable […]

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04.14.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

6 Tips For Leading Tomorrow’s….…(And Today’s) Workforce

I read an article recently with the headline, “Millennials, Also Known as Generation Y, Are Entering the Workforce Like a Flashflood.” Flashflood? That might not be the best metaphor. Flashfloods often stop as quickly as they start.  Millennials (1980-2001), are now the largest generation in the workforce. And unlike a flashflood, their flow into the […]

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04.07.2016
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