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Aug 3, 2016

Happy August – make the most of your Summer!

From Bruce

Happy August!

I hope your Summer has been spectacular so far and here’s to making the most of every last day of Summer: If you are vacationing – relish every moment! And if you are working – likewise – don’t waste it – relish it!! Make your August spectacular.

Here at RainmakerThinking, we are hard at work and relishing every minute!!!

In July, our Survey Question of the Month was: “What is most difficult for you about your current job (pick up to three)”? Check out the results here.

And please take a minute to respond to our August question: “Which skills do you think are more important to have in an employee – the “hard skills” or the “soft skills”?”

Stay strong!


CLICK HERE for the full results of our July survey

CLICK HERE to take our August Survey


Check out the links below of interviews and articles featuring our work over the past month. As usual, most are very “how to” oriented pieces with tips and tools and techniques. I hope you find some useful takeaways!

Communication 101
A web exclusive for ATD members – communication 101 for Millennial employees!
August 2, 2016

The future of work from a Millennial’s perspective
What do Millennials envision their own work future to be?
August 2, 2016

Good Customer Support Skills Stay with Workers for a Lifetime
Great customer service is a soft skill that will last beyond just one job
August 1, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
LEAN Techniques: Improving Interpersonal Communication on Your Team
Part 3 in the LEAN Techniques series for Manufacturing Stories
August 1, 2016

Robert Half
Hiring Gen Z: The 8 Self-Building Factors Young Workers Are Looking For
What are the 8 factors second wave Millennials seek in a job?
July 29, 2016

ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals
Get in the Habit of Management
Good management is a daily habit, here’s how to start
July 29, 2016

QSR Magazine
6 Customer Service Lessons for Young Millennials
6 tips for improving this lacking soft skill
July 29, 2016

Business Insider
11 signs your boss is impressed with you, even if it doesn’t seem like it
Your boss might love your work – even if you don’t think so!
July 28, 2016

ATD Webcast
Bringing Out the Best in Millennial Talent
Webinar from ATD – busting Millennial myths and getting their best
July 26, 2016

Should Workers Over 40 Have Four-Day Weekends?
Is there a benefit to longer weekends for Gen Xers and Baby Boomers?
July 26, 2016

Huffington Post Strong Leaders Series
The Leadership Wisdom of Sue Unvarsky
The latest in the Huffington Post Strong Leaders Series, featuring Prudential Retirement’s Sue Unvarsky!
July 26, 2016

Smart Business
The most common challenges managers face all come down to one thing: undermanagement
The underlying problem behind your management problems could be undermanagement
July 25, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
LEAN Techniques: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement – Without Losing Employee Talent
Part 2 in the LEAN Techniques series for Manufacturing Stories
July 25, 2016

Build the Soft Skills of Employees by Becoming a Teaching-Style Manager
Teaching-style management is the key to building Millennials’ soft skills
July 20, 2016

Manufacturing Stories
LEAN Techniques: Build Leadership Support With Teaching-Style Management
Part 1 in the LEAN Techniques series for Manufacturing Stories
July 20, 2016

Business Management Daily
Variable pay strategy: Teach workers to ‘manage the boss’
Pay-for-performance only works if that performance is recognized!
July 20, 2016

Progressive Dairyman
7 steps to successfully recommit to strong, engaged management
It’s easy to become disillusioned with strong management – tips on how to recommit!
July 18, 2016

Future of Work
How to Manage Up without Sucking Up
You can manage your boss without sacrificing your dignity
July 18, 2016

Millennial Money Club
Interview with Bruce Tulgan, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy (audio)
Bruce’s interview on Millennials with Millennial Money Club
July 15, 2016

Helping Your Boss Monitor Your Performance
Tips on how to monitor your own performance and get more recognition at work
July 15, 2016

RainmakerThinking Video Series
Defining Generations – Accidents of History (2:01)
How we use “accidents of history” to define each generation
July 14, 2016

Get Everwise
The Great Generational Shift: How Employers and Managers Can Prepare
What do employers and managers need to know to prepare for Workforce 2020?
July 13, 2016

HRM Canada
Millennials in the workplace: lost hope or our only hope?
Millennials might not spell doom for the workplace
July 13, 2016

Teach Millennials How to Be Managed By You
It might be that your young employees just need to learn how YOU manage
July 12, 2016

Training Magazine
Teaching Personal Responsibility
Personal responsibility is a soft skill many managers find lacking – teach your Millennial employees!
July 11, 2016

HR Daily Advisor
Transformation in the Very Nature of Employment
Comparing the workforce of the past to the workforce of the future
July 11, 2016

Toronto Sun
Secrets to Managing Millennials
Who are Millennials at work? What do they want? And how can you manage them to success?
July 6, 2016

Convenience Store News
Recognize, Reinforce & Repeat for the Best Employees
After hiring the right team members, managing them, rewarding them and advancing their roles all play an important part in the retention process.
July 5, 2016

The Brave New World of HR: The top 10 learnings of 2015
Top 10 quotes of HR wisdom from 2015.
July 1, 2016



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