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7 Color Wheels

It’s no secret how much I love color. I’m looking forward to my year-end post series highlighting my best photos of 2013. I categorize them by…Read More »

AFL-CIO Video Highlights Generational Conflict, Gen Y vs. Boomers

Before the Great Recession of 2008, there was little generational conflict between Gen Y (the Millennial Generation) and Baby Boomers. In fact, the two were more…Read More »

It's Tough Being A Servant

Guest post by Crystal Spraggins, SPHR Check out Crystal’s blog, Musings. I’d reached a point in my career that could only be described as “hitting my…Read More »

Is Generation X too old for internships? Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson don't think so.

This would be funnier if it wasn’t the hope of every Gen Xer to get a do-over on the internship windows-of-opportunity. Ha! It would also be…Read More »

Generation Gaps, Divides, Warfare and Realities

[Blue Plate Special] The portions on the last two Blue Plate Specials (a weekly or bi-weekly round-up of Generation X headlines) were way too big. I…Read More »

Generation Y: Best. Generation. Ever.

[Infographic Monday] I recently had the privilege of talking to a group of young public relations professionals here in Oklahoma City about generations. The title of…Read More »

Resume Infographic

[Infographic Monday] I really love the idea of a resume infographic, I’m just not sure HR departments and their documenting scanning/reading devices are ready for them.…Read More »

Long-term effects of media on Generations Y and Z; Preparing girls for leadership

[Infographic Monday] Today, I want to share a few resources to get us percolating about the work week ahead, and more importantly about the upcoming Women…Read More »

Workplace Flexibility and Working from Home [Infographic Monday]

I’ve more or less spent the last four years working from home. I always wanted to have this opportunity and while I’m grateful for the flexibility…Read More »

Death of Three Gen Xers Brings Home A Lesson

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat. –Julia Ward Howe Forbes ran an article last week by Kenneth Rapoza, Approaching Midlife –…Read More »

Infographic Monday: Is Your Job Killing You?

Please be sure to click on the graphic to enlarge it. Note in the darker blue box on the left, the second most stressful job a person…Read More »

Generation Flux

Remember the flux capacitor? It was the core component of Doctor Emmett Brown’s time traveling DeLorean in the Generation X hit Back to the Future? It’s…Read More »

Stop Looking for a Job, Start Looking for an Opportunity

Compete to win a FREE copy! By Darren Hardy, AuthorThe Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success A lot of jobs that once were,…Read More »

Study finds Gen X Still Angry After All These Years

Unhappy Generation X | MaoDesign Photo According to a new study by three Canadian Universities, Generation X, which made moody and tragic Kurt Cobain an icon,…Read More »

Study finds Generation X as a whole leads happy, balanced lives

Grow old along with me.The best is yet to be…From Mary Chapin Carpenter and Grow Old Alone With Me Generation X: Destined for Happiness | 1973…Read More »

After-School Adventure to Ingrid's Bakery, Work-Life Issues

Little Bridgy chose a red frosted cookie from Ingrid’s. And those who need adventure, they can sail the seven seasAnd those who search for treasure, they…Read More »

Washington Post: Gen X stymied by Boomers refusing to retire

There was a major story published yesterday about Generation X stymied by Baby Boomers who “refuse to retire.” It ran in some major newspapers including the  Washington Post…Read More »

The 11 Laws of Likability

The Super Bridgy: Supremely Likable [Book Review] Find it on Amazon What is genuine about you? What is most valued by others? In short, what about…Read More »

Quiz: What type of networker are you?

Guest Post by Michelle Tillis Lederman, AuthorThe 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like 1. When you…Read More »

White Paper: How Gen Y's expectations are changing business

The title of this newly-released white paper by T. Scott Gross (featured on Forbes blog) pretty much says it all: My Way, Right Away, Why Pay. I…Read More »

Baby Boomer apologizes to younger generations on Reddit

Cover via AmazonThe following note was posted on Reddit, a popular social networking site just six hours ago and has already received a large number of…Read More »

Female bullies, the pink elephant in the middle of the workforce

For the last 20 years, I’ve made my living in public relations. There are many elements in PR including obvious tactics like writing, editing, event planning,…Read More »

The Four Generations in the Workplace

This is a pretty comprehensive presentation about the four generations currently in the workplace, Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. I like the design…Read More »

The Apostles of Public Relations

When Disciples Become Detractors “…Act in the best interests of the client or employer, even subordinating the member’s personal interests.”  – From the PRSA Code of…Read More »

Prepare to answer one of life's most difficult questions

 Photo by Midnight Glory via Flickr with Creative Commons License Esther Cepeda, a columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, wrote an article recently about Gen Xers…Read More »

101 Ways to Make Generations XY and Z Happy at Work

Newly released book on generations contains the results of a series of audience response surveys compiled by Cheryl Cran, CEO of Synthesis at Work Inc. The…Read More »

Generation Profiling: Stay Out of the Boxes

Business Fitness, a blog written by Dawn Lennon, a career strategist, currently features an article with an interesting take on the issue of multiple generations in the…Read More »

Calamity Central: Is 35 to 45 the most stressful decade?

Barnard Salt, a partner with KMPG, has written a piece about Generation X Decade of Generation Stress for The Australian. Here is an excerpt: “Within the modern lifestyle…Read More »

USA Today asks Gen Xers, "What is a Baby Boomer?"

USA Today has published an article, Other Generations Growing Weary of Baby Boomers. It includes the above video, which I found interesting. (I can’t believe that…Read More »

Where have all the Gen X professors gone, long time passing?

I thought I’d read everything there was to read about the career trajectory of Generation X, but this post took me by surprise. It’s about aging…Read More »

One in three Gen Xers thinks he's smarter than his boss

In recognition of Boss’s Day, which is October 16, Adecco U.S. Staffing conducted a survey to find out what characteristics really define great leaders in today’s…Read More »

Why Ireland's Generation X stares up at the ceiling at night

An Irish journalist named Ed Power who writes for London’s The Guardian has penned a personal column about the state of Generation X in Ireland where unemployment…Read More »

Washington Post: Gen X and the long leadership wait

It’s always nice when a big daily like the Washington Post give voice to the Gen X career plight. Here in a column by Tom Fox,…Read More »

Lack of succession planning devastating for companies; 9 steps that can help

The blog/website, Family Business Succession Strategies, has published an article featuring 9 steps to succession planning for Generations X and Y, which can be applied to…Read More »

Strawberry Terror

Ruben Navarette of the San Francisco Chronicle has written an opinion piece about immigration. While I have no desire to go anywhere near that debate on…Read More »

ABA's Gen X article unleashes torrent; Dick Lebeau on aging

An article The American Bar Association published on their website, How Gen X Lawyers Can Bridge the Gap, Foster Work-Life Balance has so far produced more than…Read More »

If Generation X had a Godmother...

“My final message to Generation X is I hope this generation will use their growing influence as they step into leadership roles to create organizations that…Read More »

What does Social Security promise Generation X?

While one group prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Social Security with a collection of stories about how the insurance program has impacted society for…Read More »

What will complete you?

Jesus said to him, ”If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor.” –From the Gospel of Matthew  Business Insider…Read More »

Why are Gen X women shattered, dropping out of workforce?

A University of Melbourne study about Generation X women losing hope and dropping out of the workforce is getting ink in Australian newspapers. The Daily Telegraph’s…Read More »

Generation X women in midlife crisis

The Washington Post has published an essay on Generation X women in midlife crisis by Pamela Paul. Paul is the author of Parenting, Inc. (How We…Read More »

75 is the new 62.

You’ve heard about how 40 is the new 30? Well, when it comes to retirement, one expert says 75 is the new 62.Read More »

Gen X: Will the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer generation get us safely through the night?

Tim Daniel, author of The Pursuit of Nobility, has given Generation X my latest favorite moniker. This beats Slacker and Whateverer by a mile: The Rudolph…Read More »

The Harvard Business Review will make you cry

Every once in awhile, I come up with a question I wish I could ask Tammy Erickson. Erickson is an expert on generations and writes for…Read More »

2 cold hard truths and 10 questions for Generation X

The other night Ian Bremmer, a political scientist who is president and founder of the Eurasia Group, was a guest on Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report. Bremmer…Read More »

Gen X women plan to retire at 68

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company released yesterday results of a recent study, Retirement in America: A Survey of Concerns and Expectations that show twice as many women…Read More »

Anywhere: How Global Connectivity Will Revolutionize the Way We Do Business

In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream…We gotta get out while we’re young `Cause tramps like us, baby…Read More »

Remember when you were five and anything was possible?

When I see ad campaigns specifically targeted to Generation X, I try to figure out what the ads might reveal about Xers. Like this ad from AT&T‘s Rethink Possible…Read More »

Paving the path for the next generation of government

I first discovered Andrew Krzmarzick’s blog, Generation Shift, over two years ago, but somewhere along the line, he fell off my radar. I even googled him and his…Read More »

The New York Times on Generation X in midlife crisis

A.O. Scott of the New York Times has written an excellent article on Gen X in midlife crisis. Part book review (The Ask by Sam Lipstye)…Read More »

Researcher says Gen X is polite and doesn't want to lead

According to an article in BC Local News, Generation Y is storming the gate. They want to be in leadership and Baby Boomers think they are…Read More »

Out of the Blue

For the past few years, I’ve carried a prayer in my heart for a friend who went through an awful divorce. Today, I called her out…Read More »

Nuclear Regulatory Commission leader talks about criticality of Boomers sharing knowledge with Gen X

Image by Choconancy1 via Flickr In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I am very passionate about the issue of knowledge management, also referred…Read More »

Is there a leadership crisis in the nonprofit sector?

Right now, name five Baby Boomers in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector. I’ll wait while you come up with them. Now, that was easy, huh? Now, think…Read More »

If AARP's campaign for Boomers is "When I Grow Up" what will it be for Gen X?

By  now, you’ve probably seen AARP‘s campaign for Baby Boomers, When I Grow Up. According to the organization’s chief marketing officer, Boomers have a lot of living…Read More »

How can generation X initiate knowledge transfer?

I recently asked a question of Harvard Business Review columnist and generational research expert Tammy Erickon on HBR’s new Ask an Expert series. Below is the…Read More »

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