Baby Boomers Broke the System

Baby Boomers Broke the System

The generation who messed it up for everyone else – Part 1 My heartbeat was elevating, and I could feel my anger-levels rising faster than a hungry infant as I clicked on the LinkedIn article. It was the perfect definition of a click-bait title, executed with precision. Even I had to sit back and admire…

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5 Signs You Hate Your Job

5 Signs You Hate Your Job and It’s Time for a Change

Hate is a strong word.  We use it carelessly when describing a job where we’re frustrated, overworked or disenchanted.  And while hate might be a bit of an overstatement, it doesn’t change the fact that nearly 70% of us report being “dissatisfied with their career choices.” That’s a lot of hate! I haven’t seen that much hate…

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Matt Havens Employee Engagement Article

Engaging a Millennial Workforce and the Lies You’ve Been Told

When it comes to working with Millennials – or frankly anyone born post-Internet explosion – you’ve heard enough of the same stuff to bore an elephant.  For example, I’m sure you’ve heard things like: Give them “fun” places to work. Have games, beanbag chairs, and free Redbulls in the fridge! Create a place where they…

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Reaching Your Goals - Matt Havens Keynote Speaker

Stop Reaching For What You Want and Work For It

“Learn to live in the moment while peekin’ forward; you want something you gotta work instead of reaching for it” -Colb Jakob A few months ago I was perusing the internet and came across a Facebook post from one of my good friends praising Colb Jakob’s recent album.  Since my days as a not-quite-NBA-caliber high…

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Matt Havens Keynote Speaker Have Fun Article

How to Have Fun At Work Like Nobody is Watching

Happy December everyone! If you’re reading this, it means you survived November and a potential visit from your in-laws. Congratulations!! You should be celebrated! After all, your ability to successfully navigate the family drama and your drunk uncle Ted’s political rants is a feat which could only be accomplished by someone destined for amazing things.…

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How to Start Addressing Workplace Cultureculture

How to Start Addressing Workplace Culture

Hi everyone! Happy October! If you read the post from last month, you’ll know my wife and I celebrated 9 years of marriage in September. I still don’t know what I did in a previous life to deserve her, but I’m extremely thankful to previous-life Matt for what he did. I like that guy, a…

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Stop Overthinking and Take Action

Stop Overthinking and Take Action!

Hello everyone! It’s September, which for me, means it marks another year my wife made an arguably questionable decision to spend the rest of her life with me. As we celebrate 9 glorious years, we thought a good way to celebrate would be to embark on a fairly large home remodeling project. There is literally…

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Why You Should Encourage Employees to Look Outside Your Company

Why You Should Encourage Employees to Look Outside Your Company

August is here! For me, that’s a signal summer is getting close to winding down and – because I live in Texas – it means we can finally consider going outside and enjoying summer for the first time. Seriously. It’s been 110 with humidity for what seems like eternity. It’s been a nightmare for my…

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Why You Should Write Out Your Leadership Goals

Why You Should Write Out Your Leadership Goals

Hi everyone! Hopefully you’ve had an amazing start to SPRING! (I’m capitalizing it because I’m shouting the word repeatedly at the moment.) We’re finally into May and perhaps closer to putting our April winter behind us. April took me through parts of Canada and the Midwest (Illinois, Iowa, Missouri) and I don’t recall the last…

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