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January, 2016

Millennials are Your Future??

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).

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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 . . . . read more.
Mike Brice
Phone: (206)226-1617

Feature Article

11 Signs You Have The Grit You Need To Succeed

by Travis Bradberry, Contributor,

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.

  1. You have to make mistakes, look like an idiot, and try again, without even flinching.
  2. You have to fight when you already feel defeated.
  3. You have to make the calls you’re afraid to make.
  4. You have to keep your emotions in check.
  5. You have to trust your gut.
  6. You have to give more than you get in return.
  7. You have to lead when no one else follows.
  8. You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that exceed expectations.
  9. You have to focus on the details even when it makes your mind numb.
  10. You have to be kind to people who have been rude to you.
  11. 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?

If you are looking for guidance on how to inject more grit into your business responsibilities contact Mike to learn about the Executive Coaching services available from Brice Consulting for you and your organization.

Leadership Resources

Millennials: Congratulations on your first new and exciting job, Millennial! We put together this brief guide to help you deal with Baby Boomers in and around the office.
Millennials Guide To Baby Boomers: A Response (3:10 min)

Recruiting: Think you know what it takes to hire Millennials? I don't, and a lot of other people are befuddled as well.
Best Techniques for Recruiting Millennials, Talent Tomorrow (2:24 min)

Leadership: From leadership fiascos to unprecedented benefits policies to buzzwords that are on their way out, 2015 has been a year for leadership shifts and changes.
The Biggest Leadership Lessons Of 2015

Planning: In a few days, you and the rest of the world will pen ambitious New Year’s resolutions…but only a fraction of people will ever accomplish them.
5 Lessons From A Navy SEAL To Make Your Resolutions Stick

Decision Process: When a company’s planning and decision-making process involves a lot of meetings, discussions, committees, PowerPoint decks, emails, and announcements, but very few hard-and-fast agreements, I call that “decision spin”.
To Avoid Decision Spin, Managers Need To Embrace Conflict

Customer Experience: Companies coming out of the sharing economy are first to execute well on customer experience innovation. They simply move much faster than anyone else. These companies are moving the fastest to leverage tools such as mobile to bring amazing customer experiences.
5 Must-Have Components Of A Modern Customer Experience

Next Generation: It should be obvious, but for some reason it does not seem to be. For better business, better engagement with customers and enhanced communication with shareholders and stakeholders, the attention span of the boardroom needs to include the future: the next generation.
Business Needs To Learn From What The Next Generation Values

Cybersecurity: Cyber threats aren't exclusive to big businesses. Small businesses using any kind of technology are just as vulnerable to system infiltrations, putting their customer data, proprietary information, and other assets at stake.
5 Cybersecurity Measures Every Small Business Should Take This Year

Leadership: There are many effective ways to lead, and leaders all have a unique design when it comes to ability and potential.
How a Better Understanding of Yourself Will Help You as a Leader

Motivation: Most people who start a new job come in eager to learn and perform. After a few years, however, the excitement wears off and those tasks that seemed so exhilarating at first can become mundane and less challenging.
4 Early Warning Signs an Employee Is Losing Interest

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