All too often, young people associate travel with a lack of personal direction. If they book a flight to Nepal to “find” themselves, surely others will think they are lost. In reality, there is absolutely no reason why a holiday, Himalayan hiking trip, or cross-European cycling challenge should make you fear the disapproval of future employers. In fact, here is why they will love you for it.
The Tourist Must be Decisive
Whether you’re just out of college or have spent the last few years working (or just giving the impression) under the watchful eye of a supervisor/manager/professional hawk-impersonator, it’s safe to say that you probably haven’t had the opportunity to make THAT many independent decisions. At least, not very big ones. You’ve generally always been either nudged in the right direction or forcefully pushed onto the right path, which does not leave you with much evidence of critical decision-making skills. Read more
Millennials continue to get razzed for having their heads buried in their phones. For managers of Millennials, this behavior is most frustrating during the middle of a meeting. Those finger flicks and swipes can make the blood of the most seasoned managers boil.
If the small Yondr pouches that lock smartphones shut with a wireless signal while in the “no-phone zone” aren’t an option for your meeting, then what’s a person to do?
This challenge extends beyond the business environment. I recently spoke to a room full of highly esteemed doctors from around the country, and many asked me about how to get their Millennial residents to turn off their phones while in the classroom. Read more
The Next Generation Catalyst Podcast episode #033.
In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we interview President and CEO of CableLabs and the ex-CTO of Hewlett-Packard, Phil McKinney. We discuss the importance of innovation, how anyone can generate 20-25 ideas in 30 minutes a day, and how Millennials should execute their best ideas.