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How to lead a more senior team

My colleague recently provided excellent insight for experienced workers who are now reporting to someone younger than themselves.  What to do when you’re that boss? In coaching our Next Leader Now candidates, I recommend four tools that can help build a productive...

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The writing on the wall

A few days ago, my team at Solutions 21 came across an article by Korn Ferry entitled, “Future of Work: The Global Talent Crunch,” and sent it my way. Given the nature of the article, I was intrigued. I flipped through the first few pages and began reading… “A major...

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How to lead a younger boss

In today’s workforce, about 40% of bosses are younger than those they lead. Let’s break this down. Since the oldest Millennial is 38 years old and 35% of the U.S. workforce is comprised of Millennials, it is likely Millennials across the country and across industries...

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People quit people: backed by research

I recently attended an event where I was told the following story: One summer, a business owner finds himself in a difficult situation. Within a span of 2 to 3 months, a dozen of his employees voluntarily leave his company. After struggling to get through the next...

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Why wait?

This year marks my father’s final season as the head coach of West Allegheny High School’s varsity football team. It’s also the end to a tenure that was nothing short of hall-of-fame material. His statistics and credentials are firmly planted in the record books,...

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Managing up

We launched our first Next Leader Now Conversation Series discussion last week, gathering a group of Next Leader Now candidates and alumni to discuss professional successes and challenges. It was an excellent opportunity to get feedback and have candid discussions...

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Mastery

I attended a high school football game this past weekend. In fact, it was my father’s game. If you’re a subscriber to my blog, you know that my dad is the head coach at West Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year is his 24th and final season as...

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