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How to Engage a Millennial Learner

Amanda Leonard is Crescendo’s Program Coordinator, spending her time building out a wide range of content for our engagements.  In the Learning & Development field, one of the growing issues facing facilitators is how to engage their Millennial Learners.  The same old tricks that worked for the Boomers and Gen X crowds just don’t seem […]

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DIY Promotion

Brandy Lee is Crescendo’s program manager. She stays busy organizing our efforts that help you do business better. Get up. Get to work. Get coffee. Type type type type. More coffee. More typing. Repeat about 12 times. Just another entry-level day. Most of us have been there. The 9-5 that has you bored to tears. Where […]

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How to Meet a Mentor

Brandy Lee is Crescendo’s program manager. She stays busy organizing our efforts that help you do business better.  Why don’t you have a mentor yet? All too often, we Millennials spend more time admiring our own qualities rather than noticing superior strengths in our colleagues. We may recognize the value of mentoring, but end up […]

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Making Milestones out of Mistakes

Brandy Lee is Crescendo’s program manager. She stays busy organizing our efforts that help you do business better. I failed two crucial projects in college. At the time, these failures felt like embarrassing set-backs; but now a decade into my career, I look at them as milestones in my education. To achieve failing grade #1, […]

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What Millennials Want

In 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. We are literally taking over. That alone has your boss’s attention. No matter how drastic our views may seem to the old guard, they are finally gearing up for the inevitable impact our generation is about to have. So how are we hoping to […]

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The Problem with Problems & No Solution

Early in my career, I would take a problem to my boss and say, “We’ve got a problem. What do you want me to do?” It didn’t take long for him to train me to stop bringing problems to his office without also bringing at least one potential solution. He explained that I was actually […]

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Think Before You Speak…Always

Before you open your mouth, it is unbelievably important to think about how your message could be perceived – particularly in the business world. I learned this one the hard way. At the ambitious age of 22, in my first month working at a small non-profit, I was happily pitching in to help with the […]

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Get Up and Walk Over There!

I get it. Email is easier. It’s on MY time, then the other person can respond when THEY have time. I get it. Too bad ‘convenient’ isn’t always the best method, huh? The Best Method Go talk to them. Literally. Get out of your chair and walk over to their offices or cubes, ask if […]

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Don’t Be Taken Advantage of (for Too Long)

Before we get started, for those of you who ever use the phrase, “that’s not in my job description,” this blog doesn’t apply to you. This blog is for those who knowingly or unknowingly allow others to fill their plates to an unmanageable level…and typically those who have trouble saying ‘no.’ (If that’s you, keep […]

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The Real Question: Who Knows You?

We all know the mantra, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But the truth is that it’s not who you know, but WHO KNOWS YOU! Just because you know people, meaning you know they exist and what titles they have, or you’ve met them at an event, or you have a mutual friend, […]

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