Gen Z, an introduction

We have looked into four of the five generations over the last month. We began with the Silent Generation, moved to the Boomers, then onto Gen X, and last week we looked into the Millennials. Today, we are taking a look at Gen Z. Some other suggested names are iGen, Homelanders, Global Generation, Post-Millennials, or… Read More

The Silent Generation, an introduction

One area of study that has long fascinated me is the area regarding the various generations of people that we have, specifically in America. Over the last eight years or so that has shifted to how those generations function together within the workplace.    I know that people have differing views on names for the… Read More

cooperation vs. collaboration

“Collaboration: being fully assertive and fully cooperative – at the same time” – Ambassador Enterprises, LLC One thing I learned at AE was the value of collaboration and that it was often fiery and unpleasant; full of conflict with strong and intelligent people going at it over an idea. But the beautiful thing was that… Read More

The Messiness of Working with Others

A cool rainy day here in southwest Michigan, but it has been a beautiful early spring. We talk a lots about collaboration and especially across organizations.  Especially in ministry we often bemoan the fact of so many ministries doing the same thing with similar mission and why don’t we just work together?  Well, because it is messy!… Read More