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 …

Post Charlottesville, Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option For Millennials Or The Rest Of Us

I'm still trying to process what happened in Charlottesville, the president's response, and how these events will impact our youngest generations.   As an African-American baby boomer, with parents and grandparents who were active in the civil rights movement and who experienced the impact of racism for much of their lives, I know they expected their …

Generation Z Goes To College

It's back to school time, and my youngest nephew is among the thousands of young people heading off to college.  My nephew was born in 1999, a year that conjures up great memories for me, including our family vacation to Disney World, and Prince's popular song lyrics.  It had never occurred to me until recently that …

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 …

Want To Stay Employable? Stay Relevant. [Sharing My Journey]

Boomers: Do you want or need to stay in the job market a while longer?  Whether you plan to work full-time, part-time, free-lance, or have other workplace related goals, staying relevant is the key to being competitive with Millennials. No matter the industry, workers can demonstrate their value by staying up-to-date on relevant advances, not …

When Millennials are the Boss

  Millennials say being bosses is awkward but awesome. Source: When Millennials are the boss - Jul. 12, 2017 Get ready workers!  Millennials are on the cusp of overtaking Boomers in population, and are becoming more likely to be the boss!  A word of advice to Millennial bosses; don't be intimidated by employees old enough …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Millennials Are Making With Their Money

Millennials aren't necessarily focused on financial planning.  Many, like other generations at their age, are struggling to live in the present. They are straddled with high rent and student loan debt (Millennial student loan debt totaled $1.2 trillion in 2015, more than any other generation).  Millennials also want work/life balance with more focus on lifestyle. …

The 7 Best Office Music Playlists for Productivity — HubSpot Marketing Blog

https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:user:spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DWZIOAPKUdaKS Not long after I first started at HubSpot, I was welcomed with a fresh pair of orange, noise-canceling headphones. At the time, I had no clue that these headphones would carry me through many long work days and some of the deepest, darkest levels of writer's block. Over two years later, they are truly the… …

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 …