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Why Millennials Demand OKR Leadership from Managers and Leaders

Millennials think they are unique. Just ask one. However, throughout history there have always been population surges after wars, diseases and migrations. So, what makes those called millennials, born in the U.S. between 1981-1996, truly unique? They represent over 75 million people, 25% of the U.S. population, a larger population surge than the post-war Baby Boom, 30% of the voting age, more diversity than any previous generation, and about 50% of today’s workforce (see Brookings.edu). These millennials are uniquely qualified to use new tools such as digital technology to communicate, social media platforms to influence consumers and public opinions, graphic images and visual memes, ethnic and racial diversity to describe more inclusive perspectives. The result is massive impact from countless millennials in every workplace and business sector. Examples include social protests, outrage, political discord, lawsuits, reputational attacks. Millennials are demanding to speak and be heard. That fact requires that managers and leaders respond differently than ever...

Everyone is a Hero When it is Seventy Degrees and Sunny

The Program is a team of former military officers and special operations warriors that provides transformational leadership training and team building to more than one hundred sixty collegiate and professional athletic teams and corporations across North America. All the teams that we work with experience similar leadership, communication, and accountability challenges, despite having drastically diverse battlefields. A talented athletic team will win games, but if they lack leadership (and equally important, “teammateship”), they will never consistently compete for championships. A corporate team may see short-term financial success because it has a product that currently dominates their industry. However, just like how an athletic opponent will figure out how to “shut-down,” a talented player, a corporate competitor will eventually figure out a better product or create a cheaper version of it....

A Haircut and Q&A with The Real Life Edward Scissorhands

Have you ever thought of a haircut as an otherwordly, out-of-body experience? Have you ever felt shears surround your ears and feel like you were on stage at a rock concert? If you haven’t, it’s simply because you haven’t met hair icon and serial entrepreneur Edward Tricomi. He’s a legend in the world of modern day pop culture, and also the founder of several high profile salons from Tokyo to NYC. Walk into any Warren-Tricomi salon and you’ll be greeted by a space that feels more like a stage than a hair salon. We popped into the unexpectedly edgy salon tucked away within the old New York glam that is the Plaza Hotel, catering to a cool-meets-elite clientele. The space juxtaposes a rock-star staff with a chandelier-adorned décor, allowing clients to feel pampered but not too far from their creative roots, all while blasting The Waitresses and Jimi Hendrix with a little Joy Division to mellow it all out. Poinsettias line the stairs and Ian Curtis croons...
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Why Millennials Demand OKR Leadership from Managers and Leaders

Millennials think they are unique. Just ask one. However, throughout history there have always been population surges after wars, diseases and migrations. So, what makes those called millennials, born in the U.S. between 1981-1996, truly unique? They represent over 75 million people, 25% of the U.S. population, a larger population surge than the post-war Baby Boom, 30% of the voting age, more diversity than any previous generation, and about 50% of today’s workforce (see Brookings.edu). These millennials are uniquely qualified to use new tools such as digital technology to communicate, social media platforms to influence consumers and public opinions, graphic images and visual memes, ethnic and racial diversity to describe more inclusive perspectives. The result is massive impact from countless millennials in every workplace and business sector. Examples include social protests, outrage, political discord, lawsuits, reputational attacks. Millennials are demanding to speak and be heard. That fact requires that managers and leaders respond differently than ever...

Everyone is a Hero When it is Seventy Degrees and Sunny

The Program is a team of former military officers and special operations warriors that provides transformational leadership training and team building to more than one hundred sixty collegiate and professional athletic teams and corporations across North America. All the teams that we work with experience similar leadership, communication, and accountability challenges, despite having drastically diverse battlefields. A talented athletic team will win games, but if they lack leadership (and equally important, “teammateship”), they will never consistently compete for championships. A corporate team may see short-term financial success because it has a product that currently dominates their industry. However, just like how an athletic opponent will figure out how to “shut-down,” a talented player, a corporate competitor will eventually figure out a better product or create a cheaper version of it....

A Haircut and Q&A with The Real Life Edward Scissorhands

Have you ever thought of a haircut as an otherwordly, out-of-body experience? Have you ever felt shears surround your ears and feel like you were on stage at a rock concert? If you haven’t, it’s simply because you haven’t met hair icon and serial entrepreneur Edward Tricomi. He’s a legend in the world of modern day pop culture, and also the founder of several high profile salons from Tokyo to NYC. Walk into any Warren-Tricomi salon and you’ll be greeted by a space that feels more like a stage than a hair salon. We popped into the unexpectedly edgy salon tucked away within the old New York glam that is the Plaza Hotel, catering to a cool-meets-elite clientele. The space juxtaposes a rock-star staff with a chandelier-adorned décor, allowing clients to feel pampered but not too far from their creative roots, all while blasting The Waitresses and Jimi Hendrix with a little Joy Division to mellow it all out. Poinsettias line the stairs and Ian Curtis croons...
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