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CM137: Boomer Fact or Fiction

You Millennials think you have Boomers all figured out, don’t you? Think again. After arguing their way through all the stereotypes about Millennials in “Millennial Fact or Fiction,” it was only fair that the boys take on all the generalizations Millennials bring to the table about Boomers. Raised to be hard working and risk averse by parents who survived the Great Depression and World War, Boomers see themselves as stable and responsible.

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CM136: “140 Characters is Bad for the Workplace (LOL)”

140 characters has become the standard for social media conversations, but it’s certainly playing havoc with communication in the corporate world. With more communication tools than ever before, communication has nevertheless not improved. In fact, it’s probably worse than ever. In this episode of the Counter Mentors podcast, Kelly and Robby take on workplace communication and the many ways in which it completely sucks.

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CM135 “How Did YOU Get Promoted?”

CM135: “How Did YOU Get Promoted?” LISTEN below, and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. Were you recently promoted? Would you say it’s going well? Or, like many new leaders, have you learned that you were ill-prepared for a management role? That you have neither the experience or adequate training to function as […]

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CM134 “Millennial Fact or Fiction”

CM134: “Millennial Fact or Fiction” LISTEN below, and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You’ve heard a lot of generalizations about Millennials and Millennial employees, in particular. There are a million articles about them. There are books about how to understand them. Everyone seems to think they have a handle on Millennials and […]

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CM133: “Who Raised These Cupcakes?”

Cupcakes. Is that Pops’ favorite term for the Millennials? Or is it snowflakes? OK, we’ll allow that Millennials are different…but why? Are they really “soft”? Or are they simply a product of their helicopter parents and the technology they were raised around? At what point do they have to own their behaviors? In this episode of the Counter Mentors podcast, Kelly and Robby explore these questions and much more. Are Millennials (and GenZ) really that much different than Boomers were at their age?

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CM132 “You Can’t Be Efficient With People”

Managers never have enough time, so they try to be efficient, even with people. The problem is that you can’t be efficient with people! Developing your people takes time. In many ways, leadership is about changing the way you invest your available time. Join Kelly and Robby as they continue with this second episode about the value of recognition.

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