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What the NBA gets that the other big sports leagues don’t—Roberto A. Ferdman
Good piece on why the NBA gets Millennials.
In a provocative long piece published this Sunday, my colleague Marc Fisher explained why the future of baseball, long considered America’s pastime, looks so grim. Kids aren’t playing baseball as frequently as they used to. Nor are they watching it as often as they once did. Audiences are getting older and older each year.
But not all sports are failing to connect with millennials, who make up the fastest-growing segment of the population. In fact basketball looks particularly poised for success.
7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers—Kim Lanchance Shandrow (with Simon Sinek)
Simon Sinek is the subject of my favorite TED Talk ever. Good advice here.
You’d never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn’t like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn’t even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Yet, with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also happens to be the third most-watched TED Talks presenter of all time.
Ironic for an introvert, isn’t it? Sinek’s unlikely success as both an inspirational speaker and a bestselling author isn’t just dumb luck. It’s also not being in the right place at the right time or knowing the right people. It’s the result of fears faced and erased, trial and error and tireless practice, on and off stage.
3 ways millennial managers can address productivity-draining office gossip—Molly Owens
When it comes to managing others, no one has it harder than a manager new to the team. Now more than ever, that means millennial managers.
With 28% of millennials currently in management roles, according to Elance-oDesk’s 2015 Millennial Majority Workforce Study, and two-thirds of millennials expecting to become managers in the next decade, more and more are having to wade through the challenges leadership brings.
Not only do new managers — millennial or otherwise — have to acquaint themselves with their new team members quickly, but they also need to learn their team’s dynamics and address any issues to keep productivity efficient. For many managers, that means addressing the elephant in the room: Office gossip.
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