Do Generational Differences Affect Your Self-Assessment?
By Carlann Fergusson, Owner of Propel Forward LLC
Too often I have heard from managers and recruiters who are Boomers
or Generation X that Millennials have an unrealistic inflated view of their
capabilities. On the other hand, many Boomers and Generation X have a deflated
perception of their competencies.
Is this generational?
There are studies
that would support that Millennials have an inflated view of their
capabilities. A study of the generational differences in psychological traits
of college students by Jean M Wenge and Stacy Campbell, (Journal of Managerial
Psychology, Vol. 23 No. 8, 2008) found that the Millennial generation has the
highest scores of self-esteem and narcissism of any generation. Comparing
scores of college-aged students on psychological inventories between 1950 and
into the 2000s, the authors were able to track significant changes
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, A Take on Leadership Changes
By Jeremy Unruh
Taking the reins at one of the largest and most
influential companies in history is an undoubtedly daunting assignment.
Following in the footsteps of one of the most important figures in modern
history only adds to the challenge.
Satya Nadella, the
man tabbed for taking Microsoft into a new era of influence and prosperity as
CEO, brings a wealth of experience, a uniquely international perspective, and
a leadership style that will be tested as he commands an employee
base of over 100,000 professionals. This
transfer of leadership comes at a time when Microsoft faces challenges unlike
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