Generational Issues
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written by Mick Ukleja

3 Essential Mindsets To Make Your Twenties Count!

I recently did a training session for the leadership team and staff of Special Olympics of Southern California. One third of the participants were Millennials.  Their attentiveness to career development and life choices was personally encouraging.  These 2 things are also at the core of the present day topic of Extended Adolescence. Just as the […]

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09.22.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

How Millennials Are Changing Workplace Behaviors

The times are changing, and I believe for the better. There are those that think youth are the same in every generation. It is true that all youth tend to: Take risks Have an experimental life-style, and Push the envelop However, as far as outlooks on life and work, or even worldviews, generations can differ […]

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06.09.2016
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
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
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