Working with millennials and more
I mentor a couple of Florida State University and Harvard students as well as some graduates. My No. 1 piece of advice: Have a can-do attitude.
Here is a list I recently shared on my Twitter account for millennials, and everyone else, of pieces of advice that require ZERO talent:
- be on time;
- have a solid work ethic and put in your best effort;
- display plenty of energy and enthusiasm;
- maintain a positive attitude;
- be passionate;
- be a supportive teammate; and
- remain coachable.
An article on FORTUNE recently shared additional advice about how millennials can achieve success in the workplace. Ã¢ÂÂMillennials can face unique challenges in establishing their personal brands, especially within large, multi-generational companies,Ã¢ÂÂ wrote Drew Saad, head of strategic planning and execution at Farmers Insurance. He suggests three elements of a personal brand that can help millennials:
- adaptability; and
I strongly agree with his suggestions. Another bit of advice I offer to this generation: After completing a task or project Ã¢ÂÂ whether fetching coffee or writing a major white paper or proposal Ã¢ÂÂ always ask Ã¢ÂÂWhat else can I do?Ã¢ÂÂ or Ã¢ÂÂIs there anything else you need?Ã¢ÂÂ
As todayÃ¢ÂÂs businesses prepare to onboard more millennials, this generation also needs to be prepared for the real world with real expectations. Millennials have a lot to offer, and their knowledge and energy must be tapped and nurtured.Â
Any other pieces of advice you would give to the millennial generation?