Coach v Mentor? Hard to argue with that…

Posted On January 3, 2016

As a card-carrying member of Generation X who also participated in sports from elementary school on up through high school, I get a very clear picture in my head when someone uses the word “coach.” There is a whistle, a certain comically ugly style of beltless shorts, a lot of physical exertion and pain, and […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Trampoline, not a free ride.

Posted On August 31, 2015

Many millennials, like their Gen-X parents and Baby Boomer grandparents before them, are ready to jump right out into the world and get on their own once they leave college. In our culture of independence, there may be a certain social stigma attached to those who continue living with Mom and Dad after they’re finished […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials

Because betting on Social Security is like standing on 15 when the house has an ace showing.

Posted On July 30, 2015

The Government Accountability Office’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances has revealed a rather frightening statistic: About half the U.S. population age 55 or older has no retirement savings. The GAO report found that 48 percent of households age 55 or older have some retirement savings; 23 percent have a defined benefit plan – which typically […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Retirement

You Can’t Judge Every Individual By His Generation

Posted On April 28, 2015

We live in a digital age, so it only stands to reason that Millennials will be quicker to adapt and integrate new technologies into their everyday lives than Baby Boomers and Generation Xers. The folks at Millward Brown Digital set out to test that theory, but instead found something far more elemental: You can’t judge […]

Categories: Advertising, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations

Is Generation Z bigotry-proof?

Posted On January 8, 2015

Youthful idealism. Every generation has been accused of it, but a recent commentary by Bloomsberg View contributor Leonid Bershidsky suggests that for Generation Z (or iGeneration – born after 2000) this may be a lasting state. He writes “Gen Z may be different in being genuinely bigotry-proof. It may be the first generation for which […]

Categories: Generations, iGen

The Boomer List: The stories of a generation

Posted On October 21, 2014

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, PBS has a new documentary film, The Boomer List, which provides a look at life from the perspective of 19 famous Boomers. I had a chance to watch it and I think it is worth the 1:22 of your time. The film doesn’t have a specific point […]

Categories: Baby Boomers

American Masters: The Boomers List – tune in Tuesday

Posted On September 22, 2014

A departure from my typical blogging, to encourage you to watch the premiere of the PBS documentary “American Masters: The Boomers List” tomorrow night (Sept. 23).  Or at least set your DVR.  The film showcases 19 iconic boomers – one born every year of the generation – and promises to provide an interesting perspective on […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Uncategorized

A word about stereotypes

Posted On September 9, 2014

In a recent discussion about generational differences in the workforce an employee was skeptical of the stereotypes being applied to his generation. “I’m a (generation),” he said, “and I’ve never thought like that, and I don’t feel like my peers do either.” I’m purposely not sharing his generation because, it has happened for years and […]

Categories: Generations

Searching for role models, Millennial women still come up empty

Posted On July 31, 2014

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made big waves with her book, Lean In. But a recent study of Millennials, conducted by Bentley University’s Center for Women in Business, seems to agree with her assertion of an ambition gap among female workers. According to the study, while nearly 20% of Millennial women seek to emulate women leaders […]

Categories: Generations, Parenting, Work, Workplace

If there’s one thing for certain, it’s not taxes

Posted On July 22, 2014

Don’t tell the Baby Boomers, but despite their numbers and impact on the world, they are not going to live forever. Apparently the most universal of truths is contributing to the latest in Boomer-driven business trends: eco-friendly burials. At least that’s what the Associate Press is telling us. According to “Eco-friendly burials gain favor among […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials

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