Author Archive: loren365

TL:DR and I am bored in class

I spend a lot of time with Millennials.  You could say they are a hobby of mine. My biggest challenge is creating a learning environment where people are not bored. In fact, after a course I recently taught, one of my Millennial co-workers explained to me the difference in our approach to things.  It taught …

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Stop the Train-It Won’t Make the Station

Need to know whether training will help? Check out this Blog. It will help you understand when the train will make the station and when it won’t.

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My Child My Boss

The Millennials are coming!  The Millennials are coming…run…hide…they’ll take your job or worse…they will be your boss! The Millennial worker is underestimated by many of their elders.  If they are not underestimated they are feared or minimally intriguing.  These “kids” born between the late 1970s and early 2000s are taking over the workplace. We fear …

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T*R*U*S*T – Takes Practice

“It takes 20 years to build a relationship and five minutes to ruin it.”– Warren Buffett Trust. The word alone strikes a chord in people whenever it is mentioned. The response to discussions about trust are usually emotional and passionate. But wait a minute, isn’t trust something that is black and white? You either trust …

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Everything I know about Monday I learned from my Mommy

Buzz Buzz Buzz….It’s Monday morning and the beginning of the work week.  Are you jumping out of bed ready to get the day started or are you reaching over to hit the snooze button? Your reaction likely has to do with how your office environment makes you feel and whether or not you have meaningful …

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Millennials: They’re not just our kids anymore

Managing Millennials can sometimes be challenging to traditional managers, but if we shift our thinking and embrace this up and coming generation we can become even more successful more quickly. It is estimated that Millennials will be 75% of the global workplace by 2025 and we  have got to change the way we think about …

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

You must give the class a closed book final assessment of the training class, however, in the real world they can look up the answer.  Does this make sense?  Maybe or Maybe not.  Sometimes how you frame the outcome can make all the difference in the world. Today I had the opportunity to give someone …

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Leading teams- Lessons from the Todd Worrell experience

Today I had the unique opportunity to hear sports great Todd Worrell share his thoughts on functioning well in the work place.   That really was not the title of his discussion, but it should have been.  We got to hear about his life, his work, his beliefs and his future. Whether or not the group …

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I Learned to Be a Leader Playing with Makeup

Everything I learned about true leadership came from a job I had in my early twenties as a Counter Manager for a department store cosmetics company. It seems pretty scary, that after spending so many years in the corporate world, that I have not really learned anything  that was more effective than what I learned …

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Talkin’ About My Generation

Lately everyone has been talking about the different generations in the workplace and everyone has an opinion about who is the worst group to work with. Like it or not, there are currently four generations working together and they don’t always see eye to eye. How do you motivate people with conflicting ethics and/or work …

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