I once again had the pleasure of participating in my good friend Chelsea Krost’s (@ChelseaKrost) #MillennialTalk twitter chat recently. The topic was “How Millennials Lead Co-Creation and Connectivity”. As always, the session was full of valuable insight and perspective from Millennials across the globe. If you are interested in getting a better understanding of the Millennial mindset, I highly recommend joining in on one of Chelsea’s Tuesday night #MillennialTalk sessions.
“Where do we go from here?” Many of you are looking at your professor, your boss, your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, parents, community leaders, local law enforcement, business partners, or even our government and asking this very question. “Where do we go from here?”
“Teamwork makes the Dream work; and nobody knows that better than Millennials. There are a lot of different attributes that are associated with Millennials - some good and some not so good. Depending on who you’re talking to will determine what stereotype or attribute they’ll offer. Regardless of where you stand on your knowledge and/or perception of this generation, there is one generational trait that cannot and should not be ignored… and that’s COLLABORATION!
As Millennials are coming of age and entering adult-hood and parenthood, I believe we will notice greater expectations of customization in education. Largely because of the high unemployment rate Millennials have experienced in spite of being the most educated generation in American history, they are expressing a growing need for a more customized approach to education.
If you’re not passionate about it, why even pursue it? This seems to be the sentiment of an entire generation. This is pretty much the Millennial Mindset. I remember the popular saying for Gen X used to be “if it don’t make dollars then it don’t make sense”. Choices, decisions and behaviors were largely governed by how much money could be made. For past generations, that was simply the American way. Not so much for this generation.
When it comes to control, Millennials want it. They not only want control, they expect control. And in order to thrive in their personal lives, while restoring America back to a place of prominence… they also NEED control.
“Success is a journey, not a destination”. Because of this, once you arrive, you’ll need to go farther. If you ever stop at a set destination point in life, then that’s when you stop growing. My good friend Ash Cash is quick to remind me that I didn’t come this far just to come this far!
Consumerism is as synonymous with American culture as baseball and apple pie. Actually, I’m pretty sure consumerism has probably surpassed baseball as America’s favorite pastime and I’d venture to say that Apple products have replaced apple pie as a symbol of American standards.
Contrary to popular belief, Millennials have a strong desire and expectation to be connected to people. And connected in real life, not just virtually. Millennials particularly want to feel connected to the people that inspire them.
Millennials want to love what they do, so they choose to do what they love. Unlike past generations that chose careers and professions based on what was available, or the highest paying jobs, or even what their parents wanted them to do, Millennials have an unapologetic expectation to pursue their passions. They want to love what the do and do what they love.
An event you don't want to miss! Empowering a generation of millennial students with the tools and insights to successfully transition from College to Corporate. Successful CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders from the fields of Entertainment, STEM, Law, Medicine, Technology, Marketing and more…
If you’re honest with yourself, then you’ll admit that some of the things that you pursue are because that’s what someone else wants you to do. Those are the efforts that are usually short lived. The areas in your life where you really bear fruit are the areas where you are truly committed. These are the areas where you follow up and follow through. You do the work and finish the job.
Are corporations, churches and colleges confused? Yes – many of them are. Not all, but many. They’re confused, confounded and chaotic about their approach to recruiting and retaining millennial talent, congregants and registrants.
Happy New Year! Welcome to “The Year of the Millennial”. It should be no secret by now that Millennials are the largest consumer group in America. For those brands that did not realize the power of Millennial influence and impact before now, you will realize it on a whole new level in 2015.
I believe we all want to be great. One of the most common responses that I hear from groups of Millennials in response to what they want to do or what they hope to become is that they want to be great!
Millennials, you have a purpose. We all have a purpose. In addition to your individual purpose, I also believe that Millennials have a collective generational purpose. That collective purpose is best accomplished when everyone is in line with his or her individual purpose.
This past weekend was incredible! We held a Tru Access Career Boot Camp at Shaw University in partnership with The Triangle Area YMCA’s Y-Achievers Program. The Career Boot Camp is a property that helps to better prepare and equip Millennials for success in their careers and in life!
This is what I like to call a little corporate TLC… Training Leaders to Coach! One of the most recurring issues that I’ve heard from my Millennial clients, customers and friends all year long this year, is their frustration with the lack of training they receive from their employer.
The Tru Access Millennial All-Stars is compiled of a list of young people who are a part of the millennial generation that refuse to lead a life that reinforces any negative stereotypes of millennials. This list of go-getters has combined their gifts with their passion to do what many told them they couldn't do.
I had the privilege of speaking at the 2014 CEO National Conference this past weekend (10/30-11/1), and for me, this was one of the most engaging, encouraging and inspiring conferences I’ve participated in all year.
I heard a quote recently that states, “where there is no clarity, there is no urgency, and where there is no urgency, there is no action”. I believe this to be true. I’ve seen this very dynamic play out numerous times in corporate settings at all levels. Clarity is vital to your productivity and purpose.
A lot of digital ink has been spilled regarding Millennials and how they are reshaping and reordering the workplace. I'm happy to report that ink has not been wasted. The influx of Millennials into the workforce tops virtually any short list of today’s business trends. No doubt, Generation Y is [...]