Which Colleges are “Getting Reopening Right” and Why?

Which Colleges are “Getting Reopening Right” and Why?

The college community is three weeks into fall semester 2020 and the pandemic performance results thus far range from alarming to somewhat comforting… for those fortunate few. My college kids (and students in my research circles) are back on campus. Almost every day we exchange stories about their life under the pandemic, a strange new […]

How to Survive Learning Remotely at CoronaCollegeOnline

How to Survive Learning Remotely at CoronaCollegeOnline

Days away from the hoped-for fall semester, college students and their parents remain trapped in a conundrum that’s been brewing all summer. While some bravely move into dorm rooms, others are ditching loaded Bed Bath and Beyond carts after abrupt announcements that their school has rolled back plans for in-person education. Coronavirus cases among college […]

“A Day in the Life at Corona College, Fall 2020”

“A Day in the Life at Corona College, Fall 2020”

In less than six weeks, as many as two-thirds of the country’s college students may physically return to campus. Truly, no one knows what to expect for these very “social” creatures. Just this week, the Ivy League schools and many other colleges announced fall “plans” containing scenarios for which no student (or parent) can realistically […]

Generation Z Rises From Social Distance to Social Justice

Generation Z Rises From Social Distance to Social Justice

Generation Z will not let pandemic and quarantine hold them back from driving change. As the nation has been gripped by protests, resilient and vocal new Gen Z activists are using social media as one of their “tools for justice” to connect, mobilize and call out societal inequities. Gen Z’s powerful demands for change will […]

Generation Z & COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities

Generation Z & COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities

Just last week (5/29/2020), I surveyed 50+ high school and college students to gain insights into how the pandemic is affecting their lives. Here I present survey results and quotes which confirm that Generation Z is definitely faced with many unique challenges. However, because of their digital expertise and relentless ambition, Generation Z is highly […]

How to Retain a Gen Z Employee

  As a generational consultant since 2012, I have a lot to say about the recent New York Times article, Need to Keep Gen Z Workers Happy? Hire a ‘Generational Consultant’. With Generation Z entering the workforce, organizations are turning to generational consultants to help create a more harmonious workplace by better understanding each of […]

How to Work With Generation Z

How to Work With Generation Z

The oldest and highly motivated members of Generation Z, recent high school and college graduates, are enthusiastically entering the workforce at a rapid pace.  Gen Z is expected to comprise 20% of the US workforce in 2020.  These career-oriented yet social digital natives are expressing radically different expectations and behaviors in the workplace than those […]

Featured in Vogue International,  “Generation Z Is Redefining What ‘Sexy’ Means”

Featured in Vogue International, “Generation Z Is Redefining What ‘Sexy’ Means”

I was recently interviewed by Olivia Petter, a lifestyle writer at The Independent, for her Vogue International article entitled “Generation Z is Redefining What “Sexy” Means”:  “This is affecting the way that Gen Z engages with brands, with a recent report by think-tank Irregular Labs finding that the key thing making brands “cool” to Gen Z-ers […]

Trends Among Today’s Teenagers

Trends Among Today’s Teenagers

The HBO series ‘Euphoria’ has triggered a closer look into reckless behavior among today’s teenagers. This recent New York Times article, “The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame.” refers to Generation Z as not the reckless generation portrayed in the series, but as the “cautious generation”. Gen Z is actually growing up […]

Less Snowplowing, More Empowering

Less Snowplowing, More Empowering

Every morning, another story about parents behaving badly pops up in my news feed.  In just a few months we’ve seen stories about bribery in the Varsity Blues scandal, shocking and despicable verbal abuse at the elite Sidwell Friends School and parents posting photos of their children on social media without their child’s permission.  The […]

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