Stand and deliver is still in demand. Will will be forever.

Posted On March 29, 2017

Many names have been coined for millennials – most of which are unflattering – but one that may come closer to hitting the mark than most is the Emoji Generation. With more and more communication being done on screens small enough to fit into a pants pocket, this has become the age of speaking with […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

Grandparents here, there, and everywhere.

Posted On March 24, 2017

During his stand-up routine in the Spike Lee movie, “The Kings of Comedy,” the late comedian Bernie Mac had a memorable bit bemoaning the disappearance of grandmothers. He wasn’t necessarily talking about grandmothers in the literal sense, but grandmothers as he knew them growing up – old ladies who had no patience for foolishness and […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations

After taking it on the chin for housing, Gen X finding it may be their turn

Posted On March 21, 2017

There’s a lot of attention paid to millennials in the marketplace, and with good reason – they’re the largest segment of consumers. That’s true for the housing market, as well, as the 18-to-34 demographic makes up 42 percent of residential home buyers, as pointed out by’s Jennifer Riner in a piece we shared several […]

Categories: Generation X, Home Ownership

Posted On March 9, 2017 Click above to listen to my interview on Entrepreneurial Wealth Manager’s podcast. Was proud to have been asked to be a part of it.    

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Diamonds are for…others?

Posted On March 6, 2017

They love me, they love me not. Can a generation that values new experiences and social awareness be counted upon to continue a tradition of extravagance in the name of love? That may depend on which report you pluck from the internet, but with a bottom line uniquely tied to a demographic that’s of the […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Generations

Message to Mom and Dad regarding their job searching children: BACK OFF!

Posted On February 22, 2017

Recently, a friend of mine complained that she’d received correspondence from the parent of a soon-to-be college graduate, promoting him as a potential fit for her organization. She was exasperated that a young man who is about to enter the workforce wouldn’t be sending out his own resume and making his own contacts and instead […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work

Belichick may not need SnapFace to field a team. But you do.

Posted On February 16, 2017

Bill Belichick is, most would agree, clearly the most successful person in his field – coaching professional football. He has led the New England Patriots to five Super Bowl victories, including two of the last three years. He is the benchmark by which other NFL coaches are now judged. But while his fashion sense is […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Recruiting

For my AL colleagues – Nothing different here. However, you knew that.

Posted On February 13, 2017

I’ve written a lot in this space about what millennials are looking for in a workplace as they start their careers. Since millennials are now the largest segment of the American workforce, employers would be wise to listen to what they value in a workplace. Flexible work hours, a stimulating work environment, a healthy work-life […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Fewer Family Businesses to be Passed to Next Generation

Posted On January 31, 2017

I’ve written in this space before about the need for succession planning. The long-term viability of your business may depend on it – particularly for family-owned business that want to maintain family control. But PwC’s annual family business survey found a decreasing number of owners who planned to keep their businesses in the family. Of […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Entrepreneurship, Generation X, Succession Planning, Work

Effective, Meaningful, Interpersonal Feedback – Not the Hendrix kind

Posted On January 17, 2017

Want to keep your millennial employees happy? The first step might be one that’s rather easy to accomplish, but also easy to overlook: Talk to them. Feedback is important – and not just formal annual or biannual reviews. Not just a cold calculation of production metrics. Not a written evaluation for their file. And for […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

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