December 2, 2021

Leadership in Coaching Telesummit

There is a great coaching telesummit coming up next week. We are going to be addressing some of the top trends in leadership coaching for the future. I will be speaking on the topic of coaching and leadership development for Generation Y.

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High Schools Add Classes Scripted by Corporations in Wall Street Journal

As we have been saying for the last year…those companies who start early by reaching out to high school students (even middle school students) will be the ones who attract young talent in the future. The article, High Schools Add Classes Scripted by Corporations, in the Wall Street Journal today is reinforcing this concept. (If you cannot link to this article, go to the Wall Street Journal homepage, and scroll down to the article by the title of High Schools Add Classes Scripted by Corporations).

This brings to mind the process that the American Junior Golf Association now offers young talent to be noticed by college coaches who would normally not know about them at a very young age. My son, Jack, will be playing for the University of North Carolina starting in Fall ’08, and it is really amazing how this whole thing happened. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the AJGA and their staff of volunteers for providing the opportunity for our son to be spotted by some of the USA’s top college coaches.

When Jack was age 14, he qualified for the US Junior Amateur, and before that time, there were only a hand full of the coaches from NC who knew a tiny bit about Jack (we are not sure, but we think maybe 2 or 3 NC coaches knew that Jack was a young talent to possibly watch). But after this event, the majority of college coaches knew him by name, location, what his game was like and what he might be interested in doing (the buzz starts going around after this event). Jack had a great showing at the US Junior, and was then able to start playing in several AJGA tournaments. Over the next two years, select college coaches (who liked his game) were following him at most tournaments. While they could not talk to Jack or officially recruit him until September 1, 2007, it was obvious who was interested in him, because they always showed up as he stepped up to the tee. Over time, both the player and the family members start building a loyalty to the coaches who keep showing up (even though you have never talked to them). You know simply from their presence they are interested, and you start asking your friends and network about them, following what they are doing in the newspaper, watching their team scores online, and when it comes time to make a verbal commitment, you already know who will be a good fit for your son. It is really magical, and as I said, the process began for us when Jack was a freshman in High School. In addition, look for Tutoring in Adelaide to learn more about excellent tutor services today.

So…as a parent who has experienced early recruiting, there is something to this article in the Wall Street Journal. If you are an employer, please take the time to read this article, and then consider how college coaches go about recruiting young talent…your presence early on can mean huge things for your company later on down the road..

Brazen Opens

Penelope Trunk and a host of other young, sharp professionals have opened  I perused the site this morning after a long biz trip, and it was great to read what so many young careerists are saying (not just about career but about life, Generation Y and the future). 

You can check out the list of bloggers here.  I see a few familiar faces… Ben Casnocha, who is featured in the Millennial Leaders book.  and Jaclyn Schiff of  Great job folks and great stuff!  This looks like it is jam-packed with ideas and wonderful advice for everyone.  But…if you are a Gen Y, please check this site out.  You are going to land on a gold mine of fresh perspectives and ideas for both career and life..

The World Has Changed and It’s Not Turning Back: DK of

“The world has changed, and it’s not turning back.”
~DK of MediaSnackers

The “new media” — Internet, mobile technology, interactive television — has redefined mass communication. While older generations are trying to learn, adapt, and basically keep up with youth in this area, Gen Y’ers are taking to all these formats seamlessly. Blogging, podcasts, and vodcasts (video blogs) are supplanting traditional channels. The speed with which these messages are delivered feeds right into the Gen Y desire for instant gratification.

But with all these advances happening overnight, training in the technology has become a must. MediaSnackers, a UK based company dedicated to helping organizations work with young people to generate new strategies and operations in social media, has risen to the challenge, incorporating the “quick bits” learning and processing style of Gen Y.  The company works with young people to train them to use the new media, as well as instilling a sense of responsibility about the global impact of their efforts.

The company’s founder is as unique as the organization itself. DK — that’s his entire moniker — knows how Gen Y’ers learn, what they expect from technology, and how the new media unleashes their creativity. The colorful UK native works within the gap between the Gen Y’ers, who are embracing this technology at the speed of sound, and their confused managers, who are still stumbling with new media.

We had the privelege last year to interview DK of MediaSnackers for The Gen Y Project (Check out their impressive 2008 pro bono project here). DK has very generously opted to not have his chapter appear in our book but to be given away as a bonus chapter to help each of you in supporting Generation Y in their development in the future.

Download the bonus chapter featuring DK of MediaSnackers here.  This is a great chapter, so thank-you DK!

Listen to the interview with DK for The Gen Y Project:

If you enjoyed this interview with DK, you are going to love the book Millennial Leaders.  Pick up a copy today through .

Y-Talk Interview with Penelope Trunk, Author of Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk, author of the irreplaceable career handbook, Brazen Careerist and YAHOO Finance columnist gives anything but standard advice to the next generation of workers. Trunk, an expert career advice columnist, has been providing indispensable guidance to 20 and 30-somethings for the last five years.  During this special Y-Talk interview, Trunk will outline the best strategies for next generation workers to get to the top in the business world without necessarily climbing the corporate ladder that their parents  generation clung to.

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Generation Y biggest user of libraries: survey (YAHOO News)

Sun Dec 30, 4:08 PM ET:  YAHOO News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than half of Americans visited a library in the past year with many of them drawn in by the computers rather than the books, according to a survey released on Sunday.

Of the 53 percent of U.S. adults who said they visited a library in 2007, the biggest users were young adults aged 18 to 30 in the tech-loving group known as Generation Y, the survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project said.

“These findings turn our thinking about libraries upside down,” said Leigh Estabrook, a professor emerita at the University of Illinois and co-author of a report on the survey results.

“Internet use seems to create an information hunger and it is information-savvy young people who are most likely to visit libraries,” she said.

Internet users were more than twice as likely to patronize libraries as non-Internet users, according to the survey.

More than two-thirds of library visitors in all age groups said they used computers while at the library.

Sixty-five percent of them looked up information on the Internet while 62 percent used computers to check into the library’s resources.

Public libraries now offer virtual homework help, special gaming software programs, and some librarians even have created characters in the Second Life virtual world, Estabrook said. Libraries also remain a community hub or gathering place in many neighborhoods, she said.

The survey showed 62 percent of Generation Y respondents said they visited a public library in the past year, with a steady decline in usage according to age. Some 57 percent of adults aged 43 to 52 said they visited a library in 2007, followed by 46 percent of adults aged 53 to 61; 42 percent of adults aged 62 to 71; and just 32 percent of adults over 72.

“We were surprised by these findings, particularly in relation to Generation Y,” said Lee Rainie, co-author of the study and director of the Pew project. In 1996 a survey by the Benton Foundation found young adults saw libraries becoming less relevant in the future.

“Scroll forward 10 years and their younger brothers and sisters are now the most avid library users,” Rainie said.

The survey of 2,796 Americans was conducted by telephone from late June through early September and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. It was funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, an agency that offers federal support for U.S. libraries and museums.

(Reporting by Julie Vorman; Editing by Bill Trott).

How to write a paper in college/university by

Great stuff…very funny! 

How to write a paper in college/university

1. Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lit place in front of your computer.

2. Log onto MSN and ICQ (be sure to go on away!). Check your email.

3. Read over the assignment carefully, to make certain you understand it.

4. Walk down to the vending machines and buy some chocolate to help you concentrate.

5. Check your email.

6. Call up a friend and ask if he/she wants to go to grab a coffee.  Just to get settled down and ready to work.

7. When you get back to your room, sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lit place.

8. Read over the assignment again to make absolutely certain you understand it.

9. Check your email.

10. You know, you haven’t written to that kid you met at camp since fourth grade. You’d better write that letter now and get it out of the way so you can concentrate.

11. Look at your teeth in the bathroom mirror.

12. Grab some mp3z off of kazaa.

13. Check your email. ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR YET?!

14. MSN chat with one of your friends about the future. (ie summer plans).

15. Check your email.

16. Listen to your new mp3z and download some more.

17. Phone your friend on the other floor and ask if she’s started writing yet. Exchange derogatory emarks about your prof, the
course, the college, the world at large.

18. Walk to the store and buy a pack of gum. You’ve probably run out.

19. While you’ve got the gum you may as well buy a magazine and read it.

20. Check your email.

21. Check the newspaper listings to make sure you aren’t missing something truly worthwhile on TV.

22. Play some solitare (or age of legends!).

23. Check out

24. Wash your hands.

25. Call up a friend to see how much they have done, probably haven’t started either.

26. Look through your housemate’s book of pictures from home. Ask who everyone is.

27. Sit down and do some serious thinking about your plans for the future.

28. Check to see if has been updated yet.

29. Check your email and listen to your new mp3z.

30. You should be rebooting by now, assuming that windows is crashing on schedule.

31. Read over the assignment one more time, just for heck of it.

32. Scoot your chair across the room to the window and watch the sunrise.

33. Lie face down on the floor and moan.

34. Punch the wall and break something.

35. Check your email.

36. Mumble obscenities.

37. 5am – start hacking on the paper without stopping, hire someone who does different type of reaction paper service if needed. 6am – paper is finished.

38. Complain to everyone that you didn’t get any sleep because you had to write that stupid paper.

39. Go to class, hand in paper, and leave right away so you can take a nap..

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Welcoming the New Millennials

“The millennial generation’s leading edge — 24- to 26-year-olds — has finally arrived in many M.B.A. programs, especially those that have started admitting younger applicants. M.B.A. Track columnist Ron Alsop recently interviewed Daphne Atkinson, vice president for industry relations at the Graduate Management Admission Council, about the millennial generation’s career interests, its likely impact in the workplace, and how business schools and the council are adjusting to the millennials — and their parents”.

Get the full article here: 

Millennial Leaders:  Success Stories From Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders..

Newsweek Article: Great Comments from All Generations

News ImageThis is an interesting article from Newsweek (features Jean Twenge who is featured in Chapter 2 of Millennial Leaders). Many of the people who commented felt that the article is a bit negative, so I encourage you to read the comments section. This area will help you gain an understanding of what is really going on with Gen Y. As I have said…They did not get there alone! They are products of parenting, the media, technology and the world at large.

Example:  Check out the post that starts like this (really interesting):

“Comment: One problem with this article is that it is such a tiny slice of the population. Twenge discusses Americans as well as those from other countries but there is a great spectrum of individuals across the developed world and within America ??? and now there is a widening disparity between the rich and the poor. “  (From a Silent Generation leader…very insightful!)

Read Full Comments Here..