CM131: “Recognition is for Everyone, Boomers!”

Join Kelly and Robby as they welcome special guest Jeremy Todd Ford, VP of Talent at United Natural Foods Incorporated, to discuss the value of recognition and discover the next “frontier” in recognition at work. You can’t afford to get this one wrong – recognition is for everyone!

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CM 129: “How To Coach (and be coached by) Millennials

It seems like every Boomer manager is trying to learn how to coach Millennials…or something. On rare occasions, the enlightened Boomer manager can actually see the value in being coached BY a Millennial. In this phenomenal episode, we are joined by the incomparable Tim Sanders (@sandersays) for a discussion about how to coach Millennials…and the insane idea (to some managers, at least) of being coached by Millennials.

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CM128: “Millennials Make Better Leaders?”

Boomers may think they are the only ones getting anything done, and Millennials may think they are the only ones who know how to inspire, but it turns out these are both key elements of effective leadership. Research indicates that the most effective leaders are those who can produce results and have excellent people skills. And, according to that same research, it appears that Millennials (gasp!) actually make better leaders.

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CM127: “Embrace the Millennial Mindset”

Actually, the Millennial mindset has a lot to say for itself: passion and creativity, industry-changing ideas, unique solutions to modern problems. They are reinventing our understanding of work-life balance and shaping culture with their drive for purpose. True, they have a different set of perspectives, and they often approach a problem with different ideas about the solution, but why are Boomers so resistant to that? Why can’t they embrace the Millennial mindset?

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CM126: “Never Trust Anyone over 30”

Who do YOU trust? Well, the phrase, “Never trust anyone over 30,” was coined by Jack Weinberg, a political activist at Cal-Berkeley in the 1960s. But now, on the other side of the fence, Boomers are more likely to say you shouldn’t trust anyone under 30. The reality is that trust – as a general idea – is seemingly non-existent in society. Bottom line? Millennials and Boomers don’t trust each other, and it is wreaking havoc in the office.

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