written by Chip Espinoza, Ph.D.

3 Things Millennials Can Learn From GenX Managers

I am pleased to invite my colleague and friend, Chip Espinoza, to Leadershiptraq. Chip is the co-author of Managing The Millennials 2nd edition. He also co-authored Millennials@Work, and Millennials Who Manage. He is the Academic Director of Organizational Psychology at Concordia University Irvine.   As Baby Boomers exit the workforce, are GenX and Millennials compatible? […]

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03.30.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

The Surprising Facts About Motivating Millennials…And You!

Let’s start with what we can all agree upon—it’s good for employees to be motivated and isn’t so good when they’re not. So the question then becomes, why is it that organizations continue to struggle with motivating employees? In our work with Millennials, Indifference on the part of Millennials is one of the perceived orientations […]

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03.24.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Don’t Drop The Baton!

A Message to Millennials…and Their Managers

If you are a Millennial you are probably anticipating the excitement life has to offer. A recent poll shows that most Millennials, especially minorities, still believe in the American dream. Yet along with the excitement comes the pressure of figuring out where you fit and how everything works. The bottom line is that Millennials want to […]

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03.17.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Are You Prepared For The Workplace Of 2020?

I know. It seems like a long way off? How about 4 years! Let’s make that 3 years and 9 months!! We live in an age of rapid change. We are experiencing the 24/7 non-stop global community. Business cycles are speeding up. Customers and stakeholders demand instant responses. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence […]

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03.09.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Is Your Organization Attracting Millennials?

5 Things 21st Century Thinking Embraces

Shifting through the generational noise is not necessarily easy, but it’s necessary. There is a lot of clatter when it comes to generational “stereotypes”. One newscaster says one thing and then a press release says another. One pundit says “A” and then another says “B”, and in the process contradicting themselves. So how do you […]

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03.03.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

Life And Leadership Lessons From The Wizard

Seventy-seven years ago MGM produced one of the best films of all time – – The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. It was a 1939 film starring Judy Garland, and has been used over the years to highlight principles for both leading and living. The key principle is personal accountability.  Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow, […]

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02.24.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

5 Keys For Building Authentic Relationships

Let’s start with a fact. Humans are great at building walls, especially the emotional kind that keep people out. What goes unnoticed is that there are two sides to wall-building.  If we build that wall they won’t get close enough to hurt us.  The other truth is that they won’t come close enough to help […]

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02.18.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

5 Ways To Make Strategic Thinking An Effective Core Competency

“The 10% success rate of strategy is wildly inflated.”  Tom Peters One of the quickest ways for organizations – both for profit and nonprofit – to lose credibility and feel shame, is to admit they don’t have a strategic plan. Yet there are organizations that can’t move forward on the strategic plan they have. The […]

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02.11.2016
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