How Do YOU Say Thank You?

Repost With the 2019 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  I was taught that it was not only appropriate, but necessary to send a handwritten thank …

Props To Generation X for Quietly Changing Society

Are you a member of Generation X?  If not, I'm sure they are among your co-workers, friends, and family.  Look around you. Gen X'ers are turning 50 in large numbers, and they are celebrating big time with extravagant birthday parties and lots of friends.  While this small generation ( born between 1965 and 1981) has …

Reciprocal Mentoring: A Win-Win

I’ve always thought workplace mentoring programs, both formal and informal, were crucial to companies developing and retaining successful employees. I was fortunate to have had an incredible mentor early in my career. I learned a lot about office politics and the unwritten rules in the workplace; received ongoing, honest feedback regarding my performance; and unwavering […]

Generation C. Who Are They? Are You A Member?

While doing some research for my blog this week, I came across several interesting articles describing a generation I wasn’t familiar with, Generation C.  This "community of digital natives" is of interest to consumer marketers because they are highly influential due to their need to share their lives via social media platforms.  However, the concept …

Surrounded by Knowledge and Experience…Listening and Learning from Other Generations

I’m a Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), who makes an intentional effort to hang out with people from other generations. Boomers have been called the "Me Generation" because they were the first generation to take a breather between childhood and adulthood and explore being young.  They got married later, had kids later, and spent …

How Do YOU Say Thank You?

  With the 2017 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  I was taught that it was not only appropriate, but necessary to send a handwritten thank …