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5 ways to work like a millennial (even if you’re a baby boomer)

This article originally appeared on the Age Intelligently blog. If I have to hear one more of my over-40 peers complain that folks born between 1981 and 1996 are lazy, unreliable, and have no ambition, I’m turning in my membership card to the generation that the baby boomers called “slackers.” …

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You better recognize: 6 big employee recognition mistakes to avoid (infographic)

Employee recognition is one of the most important and least understood keys to employee engagement. We all like to be appreciated for both our efforts and our results, and it usually doesn’t take much. Unfortunately, as the infographic below shows, most organizations are missing out on this huge opportunity to …

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How to stop the meeting-during-the-meeting

The inspiration for this article came from a reader who wanted me to weigh in on a disturbing trend she’d observed — people instant messaging and texting about a meeting while in the meeting. She’s called it the meeting’s “sub-text,” which I found hilarious. A clear sign of dysfunction that I have warned organizations …

Jim Collins Three Circles and the Hedgehog Concept for Personal Effectiveness

How life can go from good to great

Jim Collins’s 2001 business literature classic, Good to Great, gave the world of business and organizational thought many gifts. The years of research and analysis that went in to the insightful tome provided a sound foundation for drawing some powerful conclusions about what differentiates good organizations from great ones. Big ideas from …

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Guest blog: Aging intelligently at work

I’m delighted to feature a guest blog today from Dempsey Dybdahl of Dempsey’s Mobility Joint. Dempsey helps people age intelligently so they can remain healthy and mentally sharp until they drop dead. I asked her to share her thoughts on aging intelligently in the workplace. Today’s workforce is living longer. We are …