You Can Beat Imposter Syndrome!

Do you feel like a phony? A fraud? That a lot of your good fortune is just that – a lot of luck that you didn’t fully earn? Do you feel no matter how hard you try, you’ll never fulfill the potential you were told you had when you started working?  Welcome to Imposter Syndrome […]

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'Unsplash photo by Matt Botsford'

Quietly Quitting

‘Unsplash photo by Matt Botsford’   Have you seen this “Help Wanted” ad? Stress-free position with leisurely pace (more tortoise than hare). Make your own office hours. Better yet, stay home, we trust you (not that we have a choice at the moment; just because we’re paying you doesn’t mean we have a right to […]

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What's Wrong with People?!

What’s Wrong with People?!

At the most recent salon of my Millennial Advisory Board (MAB) – which meets monthly – I started off by wondering aloud to the group why 2022 has not produced a definitive “summer song,” as in past years. I was quickly corrected by a couple of MABers, who pointed to Bad Bunny, the wildly popular […]

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Big break

Have You Got What it Takes for Your Big Break?

Every cloud has a silver lining. As stressful and problematic as the pandemic has been the past two years, it also contained golden opportunities for people. Not just any people. I’m talking about people who are disciplined in learning their craft. I’m talking about people willing to sweat it out to continually improve their skill […]

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The Help Needs Help

I’ll admit it. I am one tough customer. Why shouldn’t I be? Because I also am one very good customer. I’m no different from anyone who regularly patronizes a place of business, spending a considerable amount of money, and naturally likes to be treated not just as another customer, but as a loyal customer. A […]

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Pandemic Panic Attack

Pandemic Panic Attack

Every generation experiences one or more devastating events of historic proportion. It might be a major war or economic collapse or a terror attack on our own land. But the Covid-19 pandemic is something else altogether: I’ve never seen anything like it. Just about nobody alive has. Whether or not we know someone who has […]

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My Name is Bond. Inter-generational Bond.

The Name Is Bond, Intergenerational Bond

There used to be something called The Generation Gap. That was an expression commonly used when Baby Boomers were the Gen Z of their era — the younger generation. A big deal was made at the time about the many differences that separated teenagers and 20somethings from their parents and grandparents. There were multiple flashpoints […]

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Extremes! Are Not Normal!

Going to Extremes Is Not Normal

Whenever I’m working with, or speaking with, someone of a different generation — whether it’s Millennial, Gen Z, Gen X — one expression they’ll never hear me say is “When I was your age …” I honor the past, where appropriate. But I don’t worship it. And I definitely don’t live in it. There’s only […]

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Hello... This is your career calling!

Hello, This Is Your Career Calling

Bruce Springsteen recently led the long awaited return of Broadway by bringing back his award-winning one-man show. My wife Stephanie and I enjoyed seeing Springsteen on Broadway when it first opened in 2017. The Boss shares fascinating stories about his life, including one that instantly resonated with me. Imagine yourself an 8-year-old who has no […]

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Ready to Launch! Images of jets and planes flying

Ready to Launch

As the Millennial Baby BoomerTM, I like to stay plugged in to all the generations. That includes not only Millennials, but Gen X and Gen Z. Staying on their wavelength, as well as my own, helps me to understand how the world is turning and where we are going. We really are all in this […]

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Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer