Last Thursday on Oct 23, 2014 the Next Generation Catalyst blog turned 2 years old and is celebrating it’s 200th blog post! As any blogger or creative will tell you, it’s tough work to consistently create thanks to the daily battle we rage against our own limiting beliefs.
For every blog post of the 200, I have had to draw my sword and shield in order to slay the inner dragons of doubt and procrastination. I can always count on fear to rear it’s deceiving head every…single…time I sit down to write.
But I have learned to dance with my fear. To lean into it. I now allow it to serve as my guide for transformative growth. I now understand that my limiting beliefs, the negative voices in my head, and the naysayers are the same of any other blogger or entrepreneur. Read more
A lot has happened since 9/16/13 when we published one of our most popular posts to date, 22 Shocking Stats About Millennials To Help You Chart Tomorrow’s Change. Why fix something that isn’t broken. Instead, we are offering up more relevant statistics about Millennials as employees, leaders, entrepreneurs, consumers, and even parents. The more you know about the Millennials the better equipped you’ll be to lead, communicate, and market to them.
The Millennial Employee
- 74% of Millennials surveyed said confidence in their leadership was a key driver of engagement. (Culture Amp)
- 73% of Millennials expect to be able to modify and customize their work computer; 63% will go around IT to find the solutions they need. (Mobile Enterprise) Read more
How do you create an atmosphere that keeps top performers at your organization? How do you keep your competitors from plucking your best talent? How do you minimize top performers leaving for opportunities elsewhere?
Gone is the “You should be grateful to work here” paradigm. It has been replaced by Millennials with “Why should I work (or keep working) for you?” Leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, says “Your ability as a leader to find, develop, and retain the best people is the single greatest factor in determining your success.”
The key to retaining young top talent is to cultivate a company culture that is hard to leave. Company culture starts with the leader. By leveraging these three guiding principles you can create a workplace irresistible to Millennials. Read more
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~Sydney J. Harris
I am currently on vacation enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation. We hustle hard to bring you high-value content and at times a recharge is needed to ensure we continue to deliver helpful insights.
Postings will resume (twice a week) on 10/23/14. Until then, here is a list of some of our most popular posts from the last 2 years. (I am limiting my Internet access so don’t be offended if I don’t reply to a tweet, comment, or email.)
See you on the other side. Read more
Hello my name is Ryan, and I am a chronic over prepare-er. As with most things in life, no matter how much you prepare, practice, and rehearse things are bound to go array. What’s important is how we handle the set-back and what we learn from it. Perhaps you can learn from my recent presentation flop.
As a professional speaker, I speak a lot…naturally. Over the years (knock on wood) I’ve only had a few minor issues on stage such as bad microphones, dead presentation clickers, and spotty wifi that limited audience’s live polling. However, recently I ran into an issue that jeopardized my entire presentation. Read more