Category Archives: Think Tank

Stick with What You Know is Right

By Michele Porterfield She asked to meet with me for just a few minutes right then and there. While my day was already packed and I did not know her particularly well, I knew enough at 25 to make myself available to a Senior Partner with the firm. She proceeded to tell me that a…
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4 New Ways to Look at Succession Planning

Last summer, Showtime debuted a new series with a pretty impressive cast. The show was appropriately named “Succession”, a show about a family in the media business with an aging patriarch who started the company. He is deciding if the person he originally tapped to be head of the company, his eldest son, can handle…
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Generation Z: Millennials 2.0?

Believe it or not, the average Millennial is closing in on becoming 40-years-old. Once the generation in the wings waiting to change the world, they are now finding themselves in the driver’s seat, with an upcoming younger generation eagerly arriving in the workforce. They are Generation Z. Designated as anyone born after 1995, Generation Z,…
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Friendships at Work: Lean In or Lean Out?

By Michele Porterfield Friendships at work can be tricky business. Yet, we know that meaningful social connections and relationships come just after the basic needs of food and shelter in the hierarchy of needs. Given how much time we spend at the office, it is natural to find ourselves connecting to colleagues in ways that…
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