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Effective Leadership and Millennials

“Millennials can be very hardworking,

but it’s easier to tell the story of the ones who are entitled.”

–Kathryn Minshew

My company is a solutions based coaching and training company. We take leadership lessons and present them in ways that can be applied to business and life in general.  We have all heard the complaints… You wonder how to apply the principles of Effective Leadership to Millennials.

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You Alone Define Your Goals and Values

Perspectives on goals, values, and what defines them are as different from person to person, as people are unique unto themselves as a group. That being said, as different as we all are, common threads of experience run through all of our lives. Some of those threads are fact-based, while others are meaning-based. It is at the boundary between those two areas where life gets interesting.

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Dignity You Can Tap Into

 “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.”

—Robert A. Heinlein

 Men, you are human beings too. You are imbued with a dignity that you can tap into if you recognize it. There has been a great deal of discussion about what makes up a contemporary “gentleman” and after polling numerous professional woman who are confident in their own dignity and their own professions, here are some suggestions for men today to keep in mind.

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If you wouldn’t tell your grandmother about it, why do it?

I read a book the other day that made these suggestions and/or asked these questions of the reader:

  • “Consider your circumstances
  • Start small
  • Have you taken full advantage of the opportunities offered to you?
  • Are you working hard on your career, or even your job?
  • Are you letting bitterness and resentment hold you back and drag you down?
  • Have you made peace with your brother or sister?
  • Are you treating your spouse and your children with dignity and respect?
  • Do you have habits that are destroying your health and well-being?
  • Are you truly shouldering your responsibilities?
  • Have you said what you need to say to your friends and family members?
  • Are there things that you could do, that you know you could do, that would make things around you better?”

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You Imagine Yourself Free From Moral Concerns?

Not so fast….

 If you are 30 or younger you are currently living in a unique historical situation. You are the first generation that has been simultaneously taught two completely contradictory ideas about morality. This contradiction has left many of you uncertain or maybe disoriented in a way that, deprived of guidance that many of us had over the years, leaves you unable to enjoy the depth of a world of which you fail to even be aware.

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Love Them, Hate Their Politics…

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” –Thomas Jefferson I am asked how romance can endure our current political climate.  We all have seen politics take on a life of its own lately. Whether you listen to…

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