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Busting Millennial Myths

Millennial-bashing is all the rage these days, and frankly, I’m over it. From the board room to the classroom, from magazine covers to news reports, the rhetoric is always the same: Millennials are lazy, entitled and narcissistic.  (Sound familiar?) And there...

Are You Emotionally Illiterate?

Resilience has been a hot topic over the last few years, especially when it comes to Millennials. The rhetoric often paints one very specific picture: Millennials don’t know how to cope with struggle because their parents have hovered, intervened and protected them at...

How to Raise an Employable Millennial

Millennials are educated. Millennials are credentialed. Millennials were raised on the very technological platforms that are driving organizational innovation and success. And yet, the statistics about their collective unemployment are staggering: Millennials are the...

Are YOU Fluent in Love?

What if I told you that you were probably rejecting the people you love most, without even realizing it? We humans have a deep, life-long, hard-wired need for love. And when that need goes unmet, we feel rejected and fall prey to numerous psychological issues ranging...

The School Assignment from Hell

A client recently told me about an upcoming school assignment and it made my blood boil. Every member of the senior class at her all-girls high school is required to “plan her wedding” — from the budget to the color scheme to the dress. Now some of...

The New Darwinism: Cheat or Die

A client recently admitted to me that she cheats. Regularly. Copying a friend’s homework, plagiarizing a paragraph here or a sentence there, using a cell phone to stealthily Google an answer on a pop quiz… The whole shebang. Worse yet, she told me all of...

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