As the Boomer generation (ages 51-69, born between 1946 and 1954) crosses the retirement threshold, organizations are turning to the next class – Generation X (ages 35-50, born between 1970 and 1985) – to move in and up to take their place.
As this process continues, openings are created at the entry level of the organization and the next generation responding to the open positions are known as Millennials (ages 18-29, born between 1985 and 1997).
Businesses have seen this employee churn occur annually and have successfully recruited, trained and integrated new employees effectively for decades. Is this about to change? Is there something unique about the Millennial generation that will cause . . . .
by Travis Bradberry, Contributor, Forbes.com
Do you have that "extra something?" Can your business benefit from those that have that "extra something?" Grit separates the most successful people from the rest. Examine the signs below to see what you or those in your business should be doing on a regular basis.
- You have to make mistakes, look like an idiot, and try again, without even flinching.
- You have to fight when you already feel defeated.
- You have to make the calls you’re afraid to make.
- You have to keep your emotions in check.
- You have to trust your gut.
- You have to give more than you get in return.
- You have to lead when no one else follows.
- You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that exceed expectations.
- You have to focus on the details even when it makes your mind numb.
- You have to be kind to people who have been rude to you.
- You have to be accountable for your actions, no matter what.
How many of these signs of "grit" are you applying?
Click here to read more about each sign of grit and how you can practice it in your business and personal life..
Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you let a mistake defeat you?
- Do you give more than you get?
- Do you deliver results that exceed expectations?
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