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Professional Growth and Development Number One Driver for Millennials in 2014 Employee Engagement Trends Report

The 2014 Employee Engagement Trends Report, produced by Quantum Workplace, looked at over 400,000 employees of nearly 5,000 organizations and determined that professional growth and career development was the number one driver of successful engagement and retention among Millennial (1980-2001) employees. Additional research, conducted by The Ken Blanchard Companies, found that there was a gap […]

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How to Motivate, Lead and Retain the Millennial Worker

Last week we had the pleasure of presenting a half-day workshop for the Vermont Association of Talent Development (formerly ASTD) at Champlain College focused on the Millennial worker.  The room had a great mix of generations and professionals all wondering about this new emerging workforce. The assortment of organizations in the room and around the […]

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90% of Millennials Don’t Plan to Stay with an Employer for more than 5 Years. Now What!?

The vast majority of Millennials (90%) do not plan to stay with any given employer for more than five years.  More than a third of Millennials (37%) say they plan to stay no more than two years.  Almost 40% of Millennials start a new role already planning their next career move in the immediate future.  […]

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Millennials and Teams: The Perfect BFFs?

Next month on June 19th, we’ll be presenting Leading Millennials: How to Motivate, Lead and Retain the Millennial Generation in Your Workplace at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.  It’s been a while since we’ve done a blog post on this newest workplace generation (born 1980-2001), although our commitment to understanding and interest in the Millennial […]

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New Directions Commemorates 29 Years of Leadership Services

Local workforce training and leadership development firm New Directions celebrates its 29th year of business on July 18th 2013.  The firm, started in 1984 by Deborah Mackin out of her spare bedroom with a $500 loan from her mother, now is a global firm that works with vast array of local and global organizations looking […]

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SEDC Breakfast Leadership Series: Building an Innovative, Multi-Generational Workplace in Tech Valley

Leadership Authors Set To Talk at Saratoga Economic Development Council’s Leadership Breakfast in May (Saratoga, NY) –– Deborah Mackin, renowned team-building author and featured 2013 SHRM Talent Management Conference speaker, will be presenting on Building an Innovative, Multi-Generational Workplace in Tech Valley for the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Breakfast Leadership series on Thursday, May […]

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New Directions Presents on Creating a Social Media Roadmap for the Business Council of Cohoes

Harrington Gives Practical Social Media Advice to a Full Room of Business Professionals (Albany, NY) –– On May 9th, 2013 Matthew Harrington of New Directions presented Creating a Social Media Marketing Roadmap for the Business Council of Cohoes.  Harrington led a packed room of business professionals through a practical and pragmatic small business approach to […]

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Using Social Media to Engage Customers, Increase Community Awareness, Promote Your Services and Increase Sales

Outbound Marketing vs. Inbound Marketing We have to fundamentally embrace that marketing has changed. The customer has changed.  What used to penetrate the brain of our customer by “pushing” the messaging – newspaper ads, billboards, radio and TV spots – what we would call Outbound Marketing – no longer works as our customers are becoming […]

Thumbnail : TALENT MANAGEMENT: Forming an Incubator and Accelerator Program to Foster the Next Generation of Leaders within Your Organization

TALENT MANAGEMENT: Forming an Incubator and Accelerator Program to Foster the Next Generation of Leaders within Your Organization

Next week I present Preparing for Tomorrow’s Talent Gap at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Management Conference in Las Vegas.   I believe this presentation peaked SHRM’s interest because of the humongous challenge that organizations face in the next 5 to 10 years as Baby Boomers fade out, Gen X steps into the role of […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA: How to Gain Buy In For A Social Media Initiative within Your Organization

Social Media isn’t the problem, it’s the solution.  But how do you convince other people of that, especially senior staff? 24% of consumers who had unsatisfactory service interactions shared their experiences through social networks in 2010, a 50% increase over 2009. 50% of consumers give a brand only one week to respond to a question before they stop doing […]

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Harrington, Subject Matter Expert on the Millennial Generation, Spoke to a Packed Room of Professional Organizations

The Professionals Collaborative Learns About the Millennial Generation Matthew Harrington, Performance Strategy Consultant at New Directions, a workforce training and development firm in North Bennington, Vermont spoke at The Professionals Collaborative’s January networking event, Thursday January 31, 2013 at the Double Tree Hotel Williston Road South Burlington, VT. The presentation, titled, “How to Excite, Engage, […]

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The Manager To Millennial Challenge Workshop

Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce in the next 10 years and yet they’ve been called “one of the hardest generations to work with.

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The Millennial/Gen-X Conflict: Why They’re Different, How They’re Alike, and What We Can Do To Get Them Working Together

Unlike the size of baby boomers (80 million) and millennials/Gen-Y (78 million), Gen-X has just 46 million members, making it a dark-horse demographic. This can cause great tension and a challenge for organizations as the Boomers fade and Gen-x and Millennials look to fill the ranks. The looming issue for our workforce and our organizations […]

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GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE: The Manager to Millennial Challenge – Key Initiatives to Start a Healthy, Productive Workplace Relationship:

This is part of our “Designed To Win” series on the millennial workforce.  Full disclosure: I am a millennial. This past week I had the opportunity to be a guest speaker at the Northern New England Center for Financial Training’s annual banquet.  While sitting at the table waiting to give a 20 minute talk on […]

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GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE: Managing the Millennial Employee Continuum

This is part of our “Designed To Win” series on the millennial workforce. Full disclosure: I am a millennial.  A couple weeks ago we wrote about two types of millennial workers: the ones that fit “every negative stereotype” and the “connector” millennial, ready to progress in the work world.  Well, some called foul at the […]

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Why "Connector” Millennial Employees Need "Adaptive” Managers In Order To Survive

This is part of our “Designed To Win” series on the millennial workforce. Full disclosure: I am a millennial. Every generation experiences what is known as “shared sense-making.”  It is the process in which individuals within a generation jointly interpret their environment and create collective narratives from which they derive meaning.  This process, through the […]

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MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKPLACE: The 7 Famous People That Motivate Millennials

Part of our Designed To Win series on the millennial workforce For many of us, motivation comes from larger-than-life characters that embody what we all hope to attain someday.  Being a millennial, the generation born between the years of 1980-2000, it’s not hard to observe our complete fascination with the ‘celebrity factor.’ Born into an […]

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MILLENNIALS: Designed To Win – How the Millennial Worker Will Usher In a New Workforce Designed To Win

A blog series written by a millennial To the millennials: You were designed to win.  The cells of your body, the synapses of your brain, the muscles in your arms and legs, the consciousness of your soul, the interactions you have with others – all of these were specifically manufactured for you to win. They […]

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MILLENNIALS: What Employers are Looking for in the Next Generation of Leaders

It wasn’t too long ago that some of us reading this article were sitting in the interview chair, thinking about the right things say and what characteristics to highlight so that we would be offered a job.  And yet, knowing what I do now, I wish I could go back to that young professional with […]

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MILLENNIAL: 6 Ways To Navigate the Workplace

Let’s face it; the road to the top is not always a straight line. Matter of fact, in most cases it’s a combination of a number of factors that strike the exact chord a company executive is looking for in an up-and-coming leader. While these traits, characteristics and skills are not mutually exclusive and there […]

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Harrington Presents at the Young CPAs Conference

(Albany, NY) –– Michael Harrington, Director of Client Relations & Services at New Directions Consulting, presented Navigating the Workplace at the Young CPA Conference put on by the New York Society of CPAs.  The conference was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, NY on Tuesday, June 14th.

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Training the Next Generation (ASTD)

Michael Harrington, Director of New Training and Strategic Initiatives and Matthew Harrington, Marketing Manager, both of New Directions Consulting give commentary on the day’s events at the 15th Annual Hudson-Mohawk ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) Conference in March of 2010.

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LEADERSHIP: Get the "Lead" Out of Your Leadership Balloon

In a previous blog I stressed the idea that the way in which someone leads can have a direct impact on how a company, and its people, progress.  I once had a leader, or should I say boss, whose mantra was ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’  You can imagine the ripple effect that had on […]

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LEADERSHIP: Taking the "Lead" Out of Leadership

I recently took a personality test that identified me as an ‘inspirer.’ Now this wasn’t a test that pops on your Facebook page occasionally; it was a legitimate tool I was considering using for a training on leading without authority. A couple of days prior to this, I had received a call from a client […]

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TEAMING: Tiger Teams – The New Frontier of Teaming

Awhile back I ran into this term – Tiger Teams – and was intrigued by how a Tiger Team might differ from another type of team, or if it was simply a glorified name for a team that would oversee something like a Kaizen event.  What does being a Tiger Team really mean?  Is becoming […]

Thumbnail : The Best of NDCBlogger – Year in Review

The Best of NDCBlogger – Year in Review

Well, what a year for NDCBlogger!  After making the decision to go full steam ahead a year ago and start blogging we have had great fun coming up with topics every week that spark debate, question traditional philosophies and hopefully, inspire you to perform with excellence. We created our blog program as a venue for […]

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TRAINING: LIVE from the ASTD Conference 2010

  Yesterday Michael Harrington, our Director of New Training and Strategic Initiatives and Matthew Harrington, our Marketing Manager were at the Hudson-Mohawk American Society for Training and Development’s 15th Annual Workplace Learning and Performance Conference.   Michael presented in session 1 on Training the Next Generation: Excite and Engage the Millennial, while Matthew took a look at […]

MILLENNIALS: How To Engage, Motivate, and Retain the New Workforce

A new paper from New Directions discusses how managers, supervisors, and employers can flex to the needs of the Millennial worker without giving the ‘keys to the store’ away.   In this article you will learn: How to flex your leadership style to meet the needs of Millennials What are the 3 areas of the employee […]

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LEADERSHIP: Stepping up to Workplace Demands in 5 Innovative Ways

I don’t know about you, but I am very glad to leave 2009 behind. In fact, the whole “00” decade wasn’t what I had dreamed about when we were all preparing for Y2K. At that time, we were on the cusp of a new century and everything sounded exciting: the projected technological and scientific advances, globalization of […]

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MILLENNIAL: The Fuel That Drives the Engine

Privileged, altruistic, opportunistic, argumentative – Just some of the words used by a room full of trainers to describe this newest workforce generation; and as a millennial, I more than likely possess some of those traits. However, as someone who was born on the cusp between Gen X and Gen Y, I feel as though […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA: Social Media in the Workplace – What You Do On and Off the Field Matters

My high school football coach had a mantra: “You represent this school and this football team both on and off the field.” The idea was that your conduct and behavior symbolized the attitude and behavior of the team as a whole. Your poor decisions to go down to the party on Friday or mouth off […]

Thumbnail : LEADERSHIP: Are You Maximizing Your "Generation" Potential? [part I]

LEADERSHIP: Are You Maximizing Your "Generation" Potential? [part I]

When we hear the word “generation” we typically think about our parents. We begin to compare values, and how our generation is so much more liberal and forward thinking than our parents’ generation, that stodgy, highly-conservative veteran or baby boomer generation. However, we fail to think about how our generation is or will be perceived […]

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