Listen More Than You Talk

Everyone’s Talking and Nobody’s Listening

The Internet is (mostly) a wonderful thing. In an instant, we can share knowledge or insight with the world. We can learn from others who are experts in a particular field. We can join conversations with people we’ve never physically met. I’m convinced the power it has given us to have a voice and platform…

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Millenials Are Job Hoppers Like Their Parents

Millennials are Disloyal Job-Hoppers – Just Like Their Parents

Two-thirds of the workforce in the United States is disengaged at work. Yet when it comes to doing something about it and finding more meaningful work for themselves, the majority of people aren’t taking action.  That is, unless you’re a Millennial. Millennials (and Gen Z) will apparently quit employers at the drop of a dime.…

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Baby Boomers Broke the System

Baby Boomers Broke the System – Part 2

(How we rebound) In a previous article, I outlined how Baby Boomers are quick to point fingers at Millennials for many of the issues the Baby Boomers created. I went so far as to call Baby Boomers “more self-centered than the self-centered Millennials they blame for everything.” We can have a different point of view…

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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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