Friday Fab Four 9.18.15

Friday Fab FourCan you believe Friday is here again? I don’t know about you…but this week flew by for me.  I’m ready for a relaxing weekend at home watching college football..Go Hogs! Here are the four best articles I handpicked just for you this week.

  1. How to Build a Sports Superstar in 2015~Matthew Stanmyre {not sure what to think about this one}
  2. Personal Brand or Company Brand? The New Realities of Life Online~Mark Schaefer {really good points in this article}
  3. Stop Marketing to Millennials. Start Marketing to the Connected Generation~Brian Wong (yes! Gen C…that’s me and probably you}
  4. 90 Days: My Rehab from Corporate Life~Sarah Knight {love this one so much…I completely relate}

 

Bonus Tip: I’m trying a new online to-do app called ToDoist. So far, I really like it.

Friday Fab Four

IMG_5432Happy Friday! It’s cold here in Arkansas and I am definitely ready for Fridays on a warm, sunny patio, drinking beer! Until then, here are the four best articles I’ve read this week.

1. Who Really Had the Best Movie Career after ‘SNL’–Walt Hickey {did you see the 40th special? so good}

2. Meditation Booms as People Seek a Way to Slow Down–Mary Macvean {I downloaded this to help me meditate}

3. How Medium is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers–The Review {this is exactly how my company will be when it grows…holacratic}

4. 7 Millennial Traits that Baby Boomers Need to Learn–Evan Burns {thought this was good but I wouldn’t just say it’s millennial traits…GenX has traits that BBs could learn too}

Friday Fab Four

image001Guess what? It’s Friday and I know you have been patiently waiting for these four articles to rock your world! Well…here you go.

1. 10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed--Jeff Haden (Is it really necessary? so good)

2. Experts Offer Ways to Refresh Olive Garden–Bruce Horovitz (Interesting…don’t mess with the breadsticks!)

3. What Does it Take to Be Your Own Boss in 2015–Project Eve (I got a 3!)

4. What I Learned Hiring Millennials–Chris Pesek (It’s not just millennials who want these things!)

What About Gen X?

agechartIf I read one more article about working with millennials, I might scream! I understand they’re important and moving up in the work force but what about Gen X? We are still here and trust me, we are not going anywhere. I work with and manage millennials and honestly I love them; they keep me young and innovative.  However, I (the Gen Xer) don’t want to be overlooked.

There are a lot of articles written about how to manage a millennial, how to work with them and what they want from the office culture.  Cool…sounds like the road will be well paved for Gen Y.  I have to wonder, who did that for Gen X? I don’t feel like anyone specifically prepared to manage us, or work with us and I sure don’t remember the culture changing to accommodate us.  Why all the hype now?

Do I sound bitter? Maybe I am.  I feel like Gen X is the overlooked generation when we are the generation that is about to take over many C-suite positions…if and when the boomers will retire. I feel like Gen X is about to be the squashed generation between Boomers who cannot afford to retire and Gen Y’s who are ready to lead.  Gen X is in a unique position because they have most likely worked for boomer’s who were slow to embrace technology and social media and behind them is a generation creating the technology and social media. This makes me believe that Gen X is in the right spot to lead but how will Gen Y feel about following?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Friday Fab Four

image001Four really great articles I read this week and thought you would like them as well!

1. 21 Ways to Motivate Yourself–Paul B. Brown (#16 particularly speaks to me)

2. My Golden Rule for Pitching Your Startup or Product–David Cancel (No Ands!, I like this for any pitch)

3. Millennial Moves Metal with Self-Promotion, Social Media–Jamie Lareau (h/t to Beth…LOVE how this gal is using social media to rock an industry)

4. 8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users–Sylvan Lane (Good suggestions!)

The Friday Fab Four

image001Here are four articles I found interesting this week.

1. What No One Ever Told You about Work-Life Balance–Michael Hyatt

2. 27 Ways to Get More Sh*t Done–Laura Schwechrl (Love #25)

3. Google Hires A Star-Studded Team of Hackers to Fix the Internet–Jay McGregor (What won’t Google do?)

4. 4 Things You Thought Were True About Managing Millennials–Amy Gall0

The Friday Fab Four

image001Here are four articles I found interesting this week.

**Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday to my Mom!

  1. Why ‘Millennial Bashing’ in the Workplace Needs to Stop–Dan Kadlec (Collaboration, Teamwork, Flexibility..Oh my!)

  2. 10 Tactics to Better Work-Life Balance–Fizzle (Zero-base calendar…interesting)

3. 5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, not Harder–Belle Beth Cooper (Naps! I’m a huge fan of naps)

4. Mean Tweets: Dallas Cowboys Edition–Jessica Gioglio (Oh no, I hope Romo doesn’t read one of mine!)