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Generation Y

Mentoring Millennials for Management

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

If you're looking to bring out the very best in your organization's next generation of leaders, it's important to find creative ways to connect junior talent with more seasoned employees or leaders -- both through formal and informal mentoring arrangements.

An Open Letter To Boomers From The Millennial Generation

Mikey McManus | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Mikey McManus

Dear Baby Boomers, Thank you. No, really, I mean it. You guys catch a lot of flack from my generation, the 'me, me, me, millennials,' and not nearly enough gratitude.

Gay Christian Mingle: A Story of LGBT Second Adolescents

Amelia Markham | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia Markham

Maybe puberty only happens once physiologically, and maybe no matter how hard I try I can't make lyrics from Dashboard Confessional or The Spill Canvas resonate the way they did in 2006, but I do know that I am starting to see what it means to be a person of faith who takes ownership of what they believe.

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

How Burn-Out Saved My Life

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

Every action, whether it be writing an article, applying for a job or snacking on an apple, is worthy of being embraced, enjoyed and savored for what it is. When we choose to live life this way, each moment becomes saturated with meaning.

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?

Contrasting Generation Y and Z

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

While Generation Y grew up with computers, Generation Z grew up with touch-screens. Their phones have always been "smart." Bill Clinton is a president from history, and Madonna is an aged veteran... like Elton John or Michael Jackson. They never knew her when she was "like a virgin." We live in a new day.

Shared Economy, Unshared Wealth

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

In my opinion, the stock market is a variation of the shared economy. It's an opportunity for everyone to own a piece of a company, and benefit from its growth.

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

Religion and Spiritual Searching in Times of Solitude

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Evgeniya Melnikova

Despite the century, place of birth or age, human beings had always questioned everything that was going on around them. Spiritual searching and existence of God was and still is one of the most questionable aspects in history.

From 13 to 23: A Study in Artificial Maturity

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Dr. Allen suggested that while they chase popularity, young teens miss a critical developmental period.

How Friends With Benefits Are Actually Benefitting Gen Y

Unwritten | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women

We're protecting our own feelings by putting up the same fronts that are basically shoved in our faces. In plain terms -- if they're cold, then be colder. If they're smart, then be smarter.

Responding to 5 Trends in Youth Morality (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

At the same time, it seems so antiquated to bring up old, stale, traditional values. Today, adults are often afraid to bring up traditional values to students because they appear "old-fashioned." I simply propose that old doesn't equal irrelevant

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.

Responding to Five Trends in Youth Morality (Part 1)

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Many of you reading this work directly with students. Perhaps you might work so closely with them, you've not been able to see a trend in the morals of today's high school and college students. This pattern has increased over the last thirty years, and many of us are missing the forest for the trees.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

Don't Forget the Millennials!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

If GDP growth is that dependent on workforce growth, and 1990s growth repeats itself -- which was the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in our history that also gave us four years of budget surpluses -- then we may see the next generation about to take charge. They could turn out to be much more industrious than we know!

Are Millennials The Next Generation Facing Devastating Homelessness?

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

If history repeats itself, millennials may be facing a grim reality when it comes to chronic homelessness. A 2013 study published by the Analyses ...

The First Soft Skill to Develop in Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Frequently, I meet young job candidates who are freshly graduated from college and have never been taught how to make a good first impression.

No, Millennials Aren't Obsessed With Hooking Up

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade & Nina Friend | Posted 07.08.2014 | College

Whaddaya know, another group of non-millennials talking about how college students are engaging in a non-existent hook up culture. The most recent...

What This Millennial Did After Quitting Her Full Time Job

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

I never thought I would fit the mold of the "typical" Millennial: the constant career changers, the unfocused, indecisive individuals, the entrepreneurs at heart and definitely not the company jumper/quitters.

Digital Ennui Epidemic in the Millennial Generation: Boy Watching TV for First Time

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Crystal Kadakia

One of the key things technology takes from us is our ability to feel appreciation for the small things, the big things, and the really, truly amazing things.

A Millennial Perspective

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 08.30.2014 | College
Jasmine Crockett

Millennials like to feel like they belong. They like to feel like they are needed, especially in the work place. This doesn't mean that they are needy and dependent. This means that they like their work or relationships to be meaningful.

Voice of the Millennial: Workplace Culture Analysis of the Retail/Customer Service Sector

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

Burnout in the sales industry is always an issue, regardless of generation. But as 15 executives shared this week regarding their first jobs, you've gotta start somewhere.