I keep reading article after article with unsolicited advice to millennials – tips on how to succeed, tips on communications, tips on how to lead. It got me wondering – what would millennials tell their employers if they had the chance? I informally polled some of the best and brightest millennials I know and here are the things they want their employers to know right now, including their real quotes as backup.
Yes, I admit it. I haven’t been working. It’s not that I don’t have a job anymore. I do. In fact, I’m quite busy. But this job kind of feels like I’m doing something valuable- something ground-breaking, something – dare I say it – fun. read more »
This blog originally appeared on ASUG’s Leadership 2.0.
Perhaps my favorite moment at ASUG Annual Conference this year was when Olympic gold medalist and WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie shared the “7 Ps” that her mother instilled in her as a child – “Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” It was a humorous moment but also amazing to learn that this phrase stuck with Lisa all these years. Personally, I had never thought too much about the role “preparation” plays in our lives. read more »
I always say the single best quality of a good leader is someone who stands behind their employees – supporting and promoting their work, pushing them to do their best, and enabling their career growth.
Tom DelMonte became my manager about 4 years ago when he brought me on to his marketing team. Throughout our 3 year journey together, Tom always lived up to this quality. He had my back when I was on a crisis-prone project, he recognized my work and nominated me for awards, he provided me learning and growth opportunities, and he even helped pave the way for my current role leading a team. read more »
It’s that time of year – young men and women are graduating from college by the thousands and making the leap into the corporate world. For some of you, it’s a piece of cake – you’ve already spent time in various roles and internships and are comfortable in your new surroundings. For others out there, it’s a challenge. It’s a change in lifestyle (no more skipping classes or sleeping in!) and a change in culture (office politics!) and it’s not always easy to make this adjustment. read more »
When I was a kid, my Grandpop would load me and my bike into the back of his green pickup and drive us to a nearby parking lot so I could practice riding without training wheels. My bike was the coolest – with the purple, sparkly banana seat and it was even cooler once the extra wheels came off. read more »
Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a fantastic luncheon hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF), for which I volunteer. It was fantastic to network with the group of over 200 women from top companies in the Philadelphia region and to hear from dynamic and inspirational panelists on the topic of leveraging political savvy for success. read more »
I vividly remember sitting in front of my computer a few years back – TweetDeck was up – my first tweet was in the “compose box” and I was getting ready to click send. I was nervous. What would people think, what would they say, what would be the impact? That first tweet was by far the hardest but once I got going it got easy and the power of social media was clear. I started having real conversations with real people – people I normally wouldn’t have access to. read more »
Coming into the 2nd work week of 2012, I feel refreshed and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead both personally and professionally. One of my goals for the year is to write more so here I go.
In reflecting on 2011, one thing stood out for me – many unexpected surprises- the biggest being a new baby in October. During my maternity leave, I took some time to think about “change” and how it has been a driving force in both my personal and professional life. read more »
“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” –William Ward
This is the quote that continues to inspire and drive Mico Yuk. After speaking with her I can see why. Mico might be one of the most hard-working and determined women I’ve met. Her story is truly inspiring. Best known as the founder of Everything Xcelsius, the #1 Xcelsius blog on the internet and co-founder of Benchmarkers Business Intelligence, an SAP implementation partner, she partially speaks multiple languages and has programmed in 5 – including ABAP. For those non-technical readers out there this is quite a feat. read more »