How Hard Is It to Manage Millennials?

Although generalizations about any demographic group tend to be flawed, here are some attitudes that tend to be shared by a significant number of members of this cohort. I have observed these traits in younger millennials I have hired and supervised, and I am willing to bet that you have too.


Explosive Trend: Internet-Enabled Shopping

Here’s my latest post on explosive trends that will affect your business over the next few years. Today, I will look at internet-enabled shopping technologies. Trend: Internet-Enabled Shopping Because customers’ experiences in stores will become increasingly web-enabled, everything about the … Read More


Ingagement, Do You Dare?

“Engagement” is a fairly common buzzword nowadays, both in business and everyday jargon. But what does it really mean? And in business, is it enough? Think about the fans who root for a particular professional sports team, they are certainly … Read More


How Can You Cultivate a High Level of Ingagement?

  To run a successful organization, you need to bring together a mix of people with a variety of strengths. Another way of stating it is that you need variety, as embodied in a group of people who possess different … Read More


The Favoritism Problem for Company Leaders

What should you do when a friend calls and says, “Can you give my kid a job with your company?” Or it could be the caller’s spouse or best friend . . . you have had calls like that, haven’t … Read More


Who Is Going to Run Your Company in the Future?

Who is going to run your company in 10, 20 or 25 years? You could hire a management consulting firm to help you create a succession plan. But if you hire, retain and promote a superior younger workforce, you won’t … Read More