When you hear the words millennial and work together, you may instantly think about the ways millennials will try to get out of work. You may have a negative connotation towards millennials that skews your idea of how their work ethic is.
We need to break this mindset. Millennials are not lazy. They are not looking for ways to get out of work, well… any more than you or I would. And they’re not looking to do the least amount of work to get paid.
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These are some of the big misconceptions about millennials. They’re also wrong.
Getting Millennials To Work
You may be wondering how this can be. How can millennials really want to work when the media has told us that they don’t? That’s a good question.
The truth is the media has misled people about the work ethic of millennials. Their work ethic is as strong as yours and mine. Read more...
You may be thinking you don’t want to welcome millennials onto your team. They’re lazy. They have no work ethic. And they’re going to leave anyway.
I have to say, your thinking would be wrong to think millennials won’t benefit your team. They won’t destroy your organization. They won’t make you less productive.
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What they will do is amaze you. All you have to do is give them a chance.
Millennials are a great bunch of people. They’re passionate and excited to make a difference in the world. They desire to use their passion to help organizations succeed. All of this and more will help your organization, not hurt it.
Why You Should Welcome Millennials Onto Your Team
I’ve mentioned a few things already on why millennials will help your organization. We’re going to dive in deeper and see how millennials help organizations like yours. Read more...
The Great Train Robbery is a two-part British television miniseries that was first broadcast in 2013 (Currently available on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others). It tells the story of the robbery of £2.6 million (£53.5 today) from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London on 8 August 1963, first from the perspective of the robbers, and then from the perspective of the police. Episode one, A Robber’s Tale, details the organization and successful completion of the robbery. Episode two, A Copper’s Tale, follows the police investigation into the crime and subsequent arrest of many of the perpetrators. It is a fascinating look at two leadership styles, similar in some aspects, very different in others. In this second article, the leadership style of Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Butler, the “Copper” will be examined.
Leadership is changing. It always is. That’s something that will never change.
Everything else in leadership can change. The technology used to lead and connect people. The communication tools we keep in contact. And the skills needed to run a successful business.
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The only thing that is constant in leadership (and, really, life) is change.
You have to be okay with change. It’s coming. It’s coming for you.
With the rise of the millennial generation, change is coming even faster. Millennials are change agents through and through.
5 Ways Millennials Are Changing Leadership
While change has been constant since the dawn of time, change is coming quickly with millennials. Especially as they enter into leadership positions.
These changes aren’t something to be feared. Rather, you can begin to embrace the change millennials bring. In doing so, you’ll place your organization on the leading edge. Read more...
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Getting your business idea off the ground takes several key personality traits. While the opportunity to open a business may well be there for many people, few will have the right attributes to make it a success. However, many of the skills can be learned or developed over time, as long as you have the guts, passion, and drive to succeed.
One of the most important things that you will need is attention to detail. Having a keen eye for the finer points of your business plans will make the difference between flying high from the start and falling at the first pothole. You’ll need to get a great plan together to make sure that you know exactly what you are doing, and to help you sell your idea to others. Read more...