Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of When Millennials Take Over , a new book by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant of Culture That Works designed to help us get past the freak out and to a “ridiculously optimistic” view of the future of work.

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Innovative Workforce Solutions

Potomac Core

Associations are increasingly well positioned to help members and industries build innovative workforce solutions through their professional development and certification products. How can Associations help members respond to this growing challenge and build innovative workforce solutions?

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Tips for Managing Millennials - from a real, live millennial!

Association Management

Leadership is about coping with change.”. that it dawned on me that I belong to the dreaded Millennial Generation. In a Fortune Magazine article entitled Everything you need to know about your Millennial co-workers , Katherine Reynolds Lewis.

Disruptive Innovation Creates Association Opportunities

Potomac Core

Disruptive Innovation “describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses.” In a slowing and uneven global economy, are your members looking somewhere else for lower cost and innovative solutions?

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association


Associations can’t fulfill their missions without innovation. Innovation helps organizations create and improve processes, products, services, and experiences for their members, customers, staff, and audiences. 10 elements of the innovation mindset to nurture at your association. #1:

Daily Buzz: Is Your Culture Really “Innovative”?

Associations Now

Building an innovative culture? Start by not calling it “innovative.” As associations strive to strengthen workplace culture, creating “collaborative,” “innovative,” and “results-driven” environments is at the top of many organizations’ to-do lists.

Figuring Out the Millennials as Consumers

Jamie Notter

Everybody wants to figure out the Millennials. Since the Millennials are the largest generation ever, they are ultimately going to spend more than any other generation has. But it''s coming, and more and more companies are now lining up to figure out the millennials so they can market and sell to them better. Unfortunately, since there''s so much hype about this generation out there, it''s hard to get a bead on what is really going to matter to the Millennials.

Humanize and the Millennial Generation

Jamie Notter

Leadership insight.right when you need it. Humanize and the Millennial Generation. That post was the setup to this one, based on the original question that was posed in one of our Humanize twitter chats, which was “Is the Millennial generation better poised to accept the ideas in Humanize than previous generations.” In my ebook on Generations , I provide my understanding of the forces that are shaping the Millennial generation. Leadership.

Proven Tactics to Recruit, Retain and Unleash Millennial Talent


By 2025, Millennials will comprise 75% of the global workforce. A vast majority of these Millennials want to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society. Millennial’s Employer Criteria.

Better Listening, Better Leadership

Associations Now

A new book by New York Times leadership columnist Adam Bryant shares CEOs’ lessons for success. Early 2014, for me, is overstuffed with new leadership and management challenges. The post Better Listening, Better Leadership appeared first on Associations Now

From Millennials to Inclusion: Key Reflections From Great Ideas 2015

Associations Now

But fortunately for you, we have some highlights here, including a sneak peek at a new book focused on millennials. What the audience says about millennials. So are these crazy millennial types all jean-wearing, want-it-now, flex workers (with sleeve tattoos)?

Association Leaders Weigh in About Member Challenges, Millennials, Talent Development and Pivoting for the Future

Association Adviser

Our colleague Eryn Underwood’s recent article Why Millennials Join Associations and What Associations Can Do to Keep Them has been republished by a number of state society publications, so it appears we struck a nerve. Note: Full text of this thought leadership roundtable can be found in the 2016 issue of Association Adviser magazine – coming soon. Association Adviser: How is your organization connecting with millennials? Millennials don’t want to meet face-to-face.

Innovation Starts With Observing Your Conference Attendees In Action

Velvet Chainsaw

With today’s tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it says author Steven Berlin Johnson. Some environments and workplace cultures squelch innovation while others breed it he adds. Innovation Requires Change!

Eric Lanke: Recipes for Innovation

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Recipes for Innovation. He has designed some very innovative tools.and created innovative designs for traditional tools. good design is innovative. Be sure to add a pinch of that to your innovation recipe. Labels: Innovation.

Authenticity: The Key to Confidence and Thought Leadership

Associations Now

Those young professionals who can define their authentic selves bring passion into their work and are able to innovate and be thought leaders for their organizations. Often, Millennials and Gen Z are seen as technological or social media experts.

Eric Lanke: Millennials Are the New Slackers

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. Millennials Are the New Slackers. In this case, the blogger is Andrew McAfee and his target is the "entitlement mentality" of many Millennials. Millennials are the new kids on the block when it comes to the workplace. Innovation. (15).

Mission possible: Finding and keeping volunteers

Aaron Wolowiec

Part of the problem is traditional committee structure doesn’t allow for quick decision making, Engel said, and that doesn’t work when GenXers and millennials are accustomed to 24-7 information and networking. fiscal oversight, leadership development/nominations) or legal requirements (i.e.

Leadership and the Future of Volunteering

Associations Now

Strong leadership is required to fix it. As Boomers slowly edge toward retirement, they’re being replaced by Gen Xers who are impatient with all your rules , man, and Millennials who expect to do meaningful work quickly. The Leader’s Role in Volunteering Innovation.

Eric Lanke: There Is No Recipe for Innovation

Eric Lanke

Leadership. Innovation. There Is No Recipe for Innovation. Or so seems the conclusion of this fascinating blog post from Tim Leberecht of the the frog design and innovation firm, in which he reviews and connects several established and not-so-established kinds of innovation.

What leadership skills do nonprofit emerging leaders need to succeed?

Beth Kanter

Are leadership skills different for emerging “Millennial” leaders than for people from different generations? There’s an excellent summary by the study’s authors in this post, “ Preparing Millennials for Leadership Success ,” the tips include: 1.

To Invite Innovation, Make Friends With Risk and Change


CHEST prides itself on an innovative approach that recognizes and responds rapidly to new demographics, evolving technology, and the shift from growing membership to growing engagement of the profession. Whether it’s understanding the impact of Millennials on the market, meeting the demand to go mobile with education and communications, or expanding its customer base beyond the membership—CHEST’s staff and volunteer leadership are creative problem-solvers who embrace growth and change.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation Needs "Leadership from Behind"

The Hourglass Blog

Innovation Needs "Leadership from Behind". Harvard Business Review has been running a blog feature for the past several weeks on Imagining the Future of Leadership. Hill cites three realities that are making this "shepherd" leadership style a necessity. Most would argue that these desires to be valued and to contribute to something larger than themselves are Millennial values, but I see them as more universal--something common to most of humanity. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: We're All Millennials Now

The Hourglass Blog

Were All Millennials Now. Its almost as if the themes of leadership and innovation have taken over. Millennials: Tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and independent, they tend to value work-life balance and meaningful work more than a large paycheque. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: A Prescription for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

A Prescription for Innovation. This is part of an on-going dialogue between Eric Lanke and Jeff De Cagna on the work of the WSAE Innovation Task Force and the status of innovation in the association community. Hence our generic definition of innovation. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: Innovation = Creativity x Execution

The Hourglass Blog

Innovation = Creativity x Execution. This is a fantastic post on innovation from Vijay Govindarajan , co-author of the new book, The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge. Labels: Innovation , WSAE. Developing Millennial Leaders. Innovation.

Survey: These Companies Set the Standard for Leadership

Associations Now

A new study finds that the best companies to recruit from have one thing in common: really, really good leadership training programs. So says a new report from Chally Group Worldwide ranking the top companies for leadership. Both have executive leadership programs of their own.

The Hourglass Blog: The Season of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

The Season of Innovation. Thats certainly what it feels like with the ASAE Annual Meeting next week and the WSAE-sponsored National Summit on Association Innovation five short weeks after that. Labels: Innovation , Jeff De Cagna , WSAE. Developing Millennial Leaders.

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

I am knee deep in developing a peer learning program for Millennial leadership development in nonprofit organizations that is designed based on the research out there. The Millennial generation entering the workforce. The fluid chapter describes networked leadership.

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The Hourglass Blog: Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic

The Hourglass Blog

Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic. Heres another great HBR post describing another set of "principles of innovation." The HBR post describes several strategies employed by the very famous and very innovative Mayo Clinic. Combination Innovation. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: The Clinic of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

The Clinic of Innovation. Heres another fascinating post about innovation from the HBR blog. It describes the first-of-its-kind "Clinic of Innovation" at Oslo University Hospital--an internal unit within the hospital that is set-up to work like an outpatient health clinic.

The Hourglass Blog: Millennials Are the New Slackers

The Hourglass Blog

Millennials Are the New Slackers. In this case, the blogger is Andrew McAfee and his target is the "entitlement mentality" of many Millennials. Its horrific, McAfee says, and he goes on to detail out how Millennials should be acting in this dismal economy. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: The Catch-22 of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

The Catch-22 of Innovation. Lots of good lessons in this HBR post for association professionals looking to be move innovative. Its the Catch-22 of innovation. Your members cant know what that next innovation is because it doesnt yet exist in their world. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: Real-World Innovation for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

Real-World Innovation for Associations. I accepted an invitation from a national professional society to present the information we have developed on innovation in associations at their Board retreat, and help them determine how it applied to them and what specific steps they should take.

The Hourglass Blog: There is No Recipe for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

There is No Recipe for Innovation. Or so seems the conclusion of this fascinating blog post from Tim Leberecht of the the frog design and innovation firm, in which he reviews and connects several established and not-so-established kinds of innovation. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Innovation as Brand Strategy

The Hourglass Blog

Association Innovation as Brand Strategy. In it, he advocates an approach to innovation that focuses not on meeting the expressed needs of customers, but on pushing customers to become something theyre not. The best and most enduring innovations make you someone else. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: Recipes for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Recipes for Innovation. He has designed some very innovative tools.and created innovative designs for traditional tools. On one wall -they shared his princples of good design.thought there might be some relevance to your interest in innovation. good design is innovative.

The Hourglass Blog: Principles of Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Principles of Innovation. The fourth meeting of the WSAE Innovation Task Force was held on July 16, 2010. For those of you new to this conversation, Im heading up an effort for my state society to define an evidence-based model of innovation for the association community. Inspired by the dedicated, defined and resourced “innovation function” that exists in many for-profit companies, we are examining a series of case studies that profile these processes.

The Hourglass Blog: A Modern View of Leadership

The Hourglass Blog

A Modern View of Leadership. Thats almost as good as Bill George telling us to be authentic after publishing a book called Authentic Leadership. Much of it consists of the usual motherhood statements about trust and purpose characteristic of a very old-fashioned concept of leadership.

The Hourglass Blog: Association Advantages for Innovation

The Hourglass Blog

Association Advantages for Innovation. Heres part three of the "innovation for associations" white paper Im helping to write while chairing the Innovation Task Force for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. Part one of the white paper focused on the principles of innovation we identified from the case studies--organizational traits that are necessary to create a true culture of innovation. Labels: Innovation , WSAE. Innovation.

The Hourglass Blog: The Innovation Problem for Associations

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Problem for Associations. “ Six Design Principles for Business-Model Innovation ” provides association executives with his usual thought-provoking push into territories we should really be spending more of our time in—but often don’t. Innovation.