When it comes to managing others, no one has it harder than a manager new to the team. Now more than ever, that means millennial managers.
With 28% of millennials currently in management roles, according to Elance-oDesk’s 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce Study, and two-thirds of millennials expecting to become managers in the next decade, more and more are having to wade through the challenges leadership brings.
Not only do new managers — millennial or otherwise — have to acquaint themselves with their new team members quickly, but they also need to learn their team’s dynamics and address any issues to keep productivity efficient. For many managers, that means addressing the elephant in the room: Office gossip. Read more
The joy is in the mastering, not in being a master. Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera Bread, believes, “If you are learning, you’ll never need to recharge.” Leverage learning as fuel to attack today’s steep and ceaseless learning curves. May these quotes serve as a consistent reminder to us all that we must always prioritize a life of learning.
- The greatest enemy of learning is knowing. ~John Maxwell
- If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search. ~Sir Ian Templeton
- I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott Read more
Remember when a “tweet” was something birds did, “pinning” was reserved for thumbtacks, “uber” was used by surfers to describe killer waves, “linked-in” was a term exclusive for inmates, “applications” were for sending to colleges, “tinder” was used to create fire, “instagram” was a fast telegram, “yelp” was a sound dogs made, “amazon” was a river, “pandora” was a mythical box, and “facebook” was slang for a yearbook? Oh how fast the world turns these days.
Today Moore’s Law, which says computer processors double in complexity every two years, is really just an observation since we are now experiencing much faster innovation. Social and mobile technologies and the Internet have enabled us to create, share, and consume information at speeds that were never thought possible. This infographic depicts how fast the world moves every sixty seconds. Read more