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6 Key Principles For Managing Millennials. Millennials are that mysterious generation between the ages of 18 and 35, born after 1980, who have been given a reputation that says they have an inborn distrust of hierarchy and bureaucracy, and are prone to job-hopping.

6 Key Principles For Managing Millennials

They want a secure job, but they aren’t looking to make one job their life’s work. They are on track to being the most educated generation, rising to meet a new knowledge-based economy. But is this reputation actually true? To manage your Millennial employees, you must understand the group and how they compare to other generations before them. 1. Millennials have a reputation for “crowdsourcing” and they often do tend to want to work in groups. In an IBM study of Millennial workers, more than half said they made better business decisions when there was a group of people providing a variety of input. Millennials, like Generation X, believe their leaders are the most qualified to make decisions. 2. Millennial employees stand out for having skill with technology. 3.

Dr. 11 Tips for Managing Millennials. Updated July 14, 2015.

11 Tips for Managing Millennials

The millennials joining your workforce now are employees born between 1980 and 2000, or 1981 and 1999, depending on the author. Unlike the Gen-Xers and the Baby Boomers, the Millennials have developed work characteristics and tendencies from doting parents, structured lives, and contact with diverse people. Forbes Welcome. 8 Wake-Up Calls You Need to Receive. Email For my 17th birthday, many moons ago, my grandfather on my mom’s side gave me four used flannel shirts that he no longer needed.

8 Wake-Up Calls You Need to Receive

The shirts were lightly worn and in great shape; my grandfather told me he thought they would look great on me. Unfortunately, I thought they were odd gifts at the time and I wasn’t thankful. I looked at him skeptically, gave him a crooked half-smile, and moved on to the other gifts sitting in front of me. My grandfather died two days later from a sudden heart attack. This is what the Internet was made for 2012 Edition HD. 5 Things That Really Smart People Do. Most people don't really think much about how they learn.

5 Things That Really Smart People Do

Generally you assume learning comes naturally. You listen to someone speak either in conversation or in a lecture and you simply absorb what they are saying, right? Not really. In fact, I find as I get older that real learning takes more work. The more I fill my brain with facts, figures, and experience, the less room I have for new ideas and new thoughts. But the need for learning never ends, so your desire to do so should always outweigh your desire to be right. 1. You know the one I am talking about. Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter. How terribly obnoxious of you.

Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter

Thanks for sharing. Well, it is probably not the smartest move ever to call monolingual people dumb. But here in Europe (or at least in most countries) learning a second language is compulsory in secondary school. Therefore not speaking a second language often goes along with a lack of general education, probably leading roelroelroel to this bovine conclusion. 8 Timeless Business Principles. Want trendy, flavor-of-the-month management ideas? You won't find 'em on this list. -{ thus }-/Flickr 188 in Share Please Login to Connect Your Account with Evernote Some business principles come and go. A company I worked for started so many game-changing transformational programs and then, like a disgraced member of the Politburo, quickly abandoned and airbrushed them out of our corporate history so we could start yet another "business-critical" program that would be abandoned. Fortunately, there are some business principles you can use forever: When people speak from a position of position of power or authority or fame, it's tempting to place greater emphasis on their input, advice, and ideas.

Warren Buffett? 7 Reasons Why You Aren't Happy. Can Smartphone Apps Break Your Bad Habits? At 8 a.m. my smartphone alarm goes off, nearly jolting me out of bed.

Can Smartphone Apps Break Your Bad Habits?

It displays a short message: “Aim for 30 minutes of exercise today.” Craving another hour of sleep, I duck under the covers, but immediately that thought is replaced by another: “You know, this app actually has a point.” Five minutes later, I’m in my sneakers and out the door. Juice is one of the apps I downloaded as part of my three-week long experiment to see if my smartphone could help me change my bad habits. The Top 7 Reasons Why You Are Unhappy. Take a look around you.

The Top 7 Reasons Why You Are Unhappy

How many happy people do you see? How many of them are smiling or exhibiting other signs of happiness? Unless you’re with a bunch of kids, I’m willing to bet the number of unhappy people far outweigh the happy. Why is that? Where did we go wrong? Why are there so many unhappy people? I was raised in Brooklyn and one place where unhappy people congregate is on the subway during rush hour.


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