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Stay Calm During Workplace Conflict

We all get angry at work sometimes. But smart managers don’t let their emotions get out of control. Before exploding at an employee or co-worker, remember this advice:
5 Ways to Use Employee Resource Groups to Foster a Culture of Diversity and Respect
This morning I was looking through photos on my phone and I stopped on a photo from my son’s recent birthday party. Amazingly, I was able to get a group of teenage boys to stop and pose for me. I smiled as I took in the diversity of this group. There are two African Americans (the one with the “I-can’t-believe-you’re-making-me-do-this” smile is my son), one Latino, two caucasians, and one half Russian/half Korean in this eclectic bunch of young men.
Three Ways to Attract Millennials in the Workplace - Part 2 of 2
Many companies are struggling to attract Millennials. They are technically savvy. They are highly selective in the jobs they apply for and accept. They are motivated by more than money. They also want a good motivational fit in their careers. It is projected that by the year 2020, members of the Millennial Generation will make up at least 50% of the workforce. The challenge is, unless you are Google, Apple or Twitter, how do you get Millennials to look your way? Here are three tips to help draw their attention to your company.
Managing Employees Older than You
You’ve been moved into a leadership position! Even better, you are ahead of schedule: When you took this job, you were told most people spent two or three years rotating into different functions before being offered the chance to manage. Now, 18 months into the job, you’ve been offered the chance to lead of team of six employees working on a special assignment for the rest of the year. The assignment is interesting and fairly important. More daunting is the makeup of the team: everyone you will be managing has been at the organization longer than you. Two of the workers have been there for more than 15 years! How can you effectively manage a group of people uniformly older and more experienced than you are? Can you garner respect and actually be effective? Read on for some helpful guidelines.