5 Tips for Managing Millennials

You can create a work environment in which millennials succeed By: Susan M. Heathfield   Millennials generally are described as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, which means the oldest members of the generation—also known as Generation Y—began entering the workforce in the late 1990s and early 2000s. According to the Pew Research Center,…

An Inspiring Discussion With Simon Sinek About Learning Your ‘Why’

You will never figure out “how” until you are clear on “why.” By: David Koji   Asking ourselves “why” is generally a reactionary response after we have done something. Why did I do that? Or, why do I continue to do something? In the business world, “why” cannot be an afterthought. It must be your forethoughts forethought….

Millennials, This Is Why You Haven’t Been Promoted

By: Caroline Beaton   According to a recent millennial leadership survey from The Hartford, 80% of millennials see themselves as leaders today. Yet only 12% of Gen Y held management roles in 2013; and less than a third of The Hartford’s sample reported that they’re currently business leaders. Maybe we’re entitled and delusional. Or maybe, explained millennial expert and author…

The Human Experience

By: Daniel Horgan   “Hey, how are you?” Many of us have muttered these words as we pass someone by, not waiting long enough to hear the response. We have a meeting to get to or a class to attend. We are thinking about what we just experienced in the past or what lies ahead…

Pain Points: A Guide to Finding & Solving Your Customers’ Problems

By: Dan Shewan Like belligerent seniors complaining about how the bad weather aggravates their arthritis, marketers always seem to be talking about pain points. Unlike a bum hip, however, the kind of pain points marketers typically encounter can be a little more complicated. In this post, we’ll be diving into the world of customer pain points…

It’s Not JUST Because You Are a Girl…

I listened to a great clip this morning of Danika Patrick, the former race car driver, shedding light on being a woman in a male-dominated sport. It was quite refreshing as she did not once throw shade at others, specifically men, for the extra hurdles required of her. She simply called things like they are:…

Why Corporate Culture Is Becoming Even More Important

By: Larry Alton    Corporate culture has arguably always been important, but it’s only become a popular point of discussion in the past 20 years or so. To some, it’s become a buzzword, losing some of its meaning due to the overabundance of content and discussions surrounding it. However, I’d argue that corporate culture was…

What’s Your Rallying Cry?

Strike an emotional cord with employees By: Baker   The call-to-action “Just do it.” “Think different.” Every day we are bombarded by taglines and slogans in the retail world. Why do some become part of our cultural vernacular and make an indelible impression in our memories — while others do not? The difference is that…

Be Yourself. It’s all you have.

During my senior year in college, I felt like I had finally figured out life and gotten it right. (Well, as much as life can be figured out at 21 ;))… Several months ago, I was working through the creation of a Values Alignment exercise for our clients at TODEM and their employees. Amidst creating…

3 Big Reasons Why Purpose Leads to Profits

Why are Airbnb, Nike and Patagonia so successful? It starts with purpose. By: Andrew Thomas, Founder, Skybell Video Doorbell   There’s no question that profits are important to any startup or business. Yet the more time I spend in the startup world, the more I realize that profits shouldn’t be our sole focus. I’m learning that profits seem…