Month: December 2018

Why People Fail at Setting SMART Goals

By butler.jeff1 / December 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Why People Fail at Setting SMART Goals

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably have heard of SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timing). Though, how many times have you sat down with a team, set a goal to finish a project or feature by a certain time, but failed to hit the mark? Probably all of us. Missing…

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How to Keep An Overachieving Employee

By butler.jeff1 / December 13, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Keep An Overachieving Employee

“I want to be the CEO in 2 years.” Those are the exact words I told a friend when I first joined corporate America. I started as a bottom level software engineer and I held the belief that it would only take two years to get the top of a billion dollar revenue company. Of…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use the Feedback Sandwich With Millennial Employees

By butler.jeff1 / December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Use the Feedback Sandwich With Millennial Employees

In the media, ‘snowflake’ often refers to the term Millennial. But why? The term snowflake refers to someone’s inability to handle difficult situations and easily becoming offended. Major media consistently points out moments where Millennials get offended popularizing the description. With this stereotype, many managers struggle to provide constructive feedback to younger employees. As a…

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Millennial Management – Breaking Down Promotions into Milestones

By butler.jeff1 / December 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Millennial Management – Breaking Down Promotions into Milestones

Today, managers frequently run into the issue with gauging how fast to promote a Millennial employee. Often, managers would hear bizarre requests like a new hire wanting to be the CEO within two years. The difficult predicament arises on how to retain a Millennial so that they feel that they are moving in their career,…

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7 Ways to Make Sure People Show Up On Time

By butler.jeff1 / December 9, 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Ways to Make Sure People Show Up On Time

You hate it, I hate it, everyone hates it, but it still happens. People show up late to meetings no matter how many reminders they receive. The corporate workplace is notoriously known to have people not respect meeting times while other environments like the military, are extremely consistent. Unfortunately, corporate managers cannot yell, scream and…

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A System to Improve An Underperforming Millennial Employee

By butler.jeff1 / December 2, 2018 / Comments Off on A System to Improve An Underperforming Millennial Employee

One of the largest characterizations associated with the Millennial stereotype is laziness. Whether or not this is true, there are valid cases where younger employees fall behind in performance. In those particular cases, how do you address their lacking performance and create a system to improve their workplace contribution? Improving employee performance is a multi-set…

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Should Companies Be Using Generation Stereotypes?

By butler.jeff1 / December 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Should Companies Be Using Generation Stereotypes?

  The term Millennial pertains to the 83 Million US citizens born between 1981 and 2000 covering every race, religion and family upbringing in those age groups. A small word covering two decades of people. If you think about the term Generation X, Millennial, Baby Boomer for a few moments, you will quickly realize that…

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