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Gen X, an introduction

The last two Fridays we have explored the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers. This week, we are taking a look at Gen X, those born between 1965 and1980. Also known as the X’ers, the MTV Generation, Baby Busters, and my personal favorite Thirteeners. Gen X is also referred to as a lost generation, sandwiched… Read More

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The Baby Boomers, an introduction

Last week I briefly covered The Silent Generation, a generation that at present only covers 3% of the global workforce. This week, I will be delving into the Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomers consist of those born from 1946 to1964. And by 2024, about 25% of the workforce is projected to be over the age… Read More

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What does leadership do?

Faux leadership seeks to confuse us. To add complexity to prove their authority. True leadership brings simplicity to the truth. David Sherry I have been following David Sherry of Creative Caffeine around seven months now and there have been numerous quotes that I resonated with but none more than the one above. “True leadership brings… Read More

A very nebulous subject

Leadership – such a broad yet nebulous subject. So much is written on the subject and I have contributed to that “fog” of information myself. So, many theories, so many lists, so many routes to so-called “success”and etc. (By the way – there are some really terrible definitions of success out there and “lots of… Read More

don’t put your employees in the hospital!

“Simply put, employers can make decisions to improve people’s lives in fundamentally important ways. Or, alternatively, employers can, either intentionally or through ignorance and neglect, create workplaces that literally sicken and kill people.” (Pfeffer, 2018) This quote is one of the many that stopped me dead in my tracks. To realize that the quality of… Read More

6 questions leaders must answer

Much is written about how to use questions to lead; about how leaders need to be asking the right questions of those they lead. However, one key aspect of leadership, is answering questions for the people that you are leading. In one of my favorite organizational health books, The Advantage, my favorite organizational health / business author,… Read More