What We're Thinking: Blog

22 Mar

You Say Millennial, I Say Multi-Generational

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Labeling generations is all the rage—Traditionalists (born before 1946), Boomers (1946-1964), Gen X’ers (1965-1979), Millennials (1980-2000) and—get this—Generation Z, the post-Millennial group who will be joining the ranks of working professionals within the next few years. Personifying and categorizing each generation has become quite popular. Perhaps it is an attempt to make some sense of

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15 Mar

Dear White Boss

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Dear White Boss, I have been thinking a lot about diversity lately. Many kinds of diversity…though I probably reflect most on the differences rooted in political, racial, gender, sexual identity, religious and even personality these days. What I know, from personal experience in and research on individuals, teams, and organizations is that MORE diversity (of

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07 Mar

Millennials and Baby Boomers have the same aspirations

Sal MondelliBy Sal Mondelli

I’ll bet you were surprised at the title of this blog!! While attending a round table session that focused on talent management for 2017 and beyond, a light bulb went on when participants were discussing millennials and their work aspirations. We have heard them for the past few years: Millennials want to work on projects

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20 Feb

The Best CEOs Possess These Presidential Virtues

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

For the past several years, I have made a hobby of reading biographies of U.S. presidents. So far, I have studied all the 20th century presidents starting with Theodore Roosevelt, the first seven presidents (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams and Jackson), and Abraham Lincoln. In most polls ranking the “best” U.S. presidents, the top

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31 Jan

The Transformative Role of Mentorship in Business

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

On December 28, 2016, President Obama declared January 2017 National Mentoring Month. In his presidential proclamation he stated, “This month, we reflect on the transformative role mentorship can play and acknowledge the many ways that mentors have helped our next generation of leaders and innovators grow.” Mentoring often begins with students or young adults but

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23 Jan

Successful CEOs Get Their Hands Dirty During Strategy Execution

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

Question #1: Why are there referees in football, soccer, basketball and hockey and umpires in baseball? Answer: To enforce the rules and maintain order. Question #2: Why are referees and umpires allowed to call penalties, fouls and other infractions and “punish” offenders? Answer: Because influence alone is not enough. Without the power to impose consequences

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16 Jan

If Only Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Had Eaten a Slice of Pie

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Almost exactly one year ago, my colleague blogged about the leadership trials and tribulations of several high-profile CEOs and the tough issues facing their organizations. Among them, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Target’s Brian Cornell and Volkswagen’s Martin Winkerhorn. Perhaps one of the most controversial names on the list was that of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo.

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