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“With the perennial and emerging changes presented by today’s workforce, companies and managers will be challenged like never before. John’s speech provided clear direction and a compelling purpose about the coming workplace over the next decade. It was the kind of speech every employer needs to hear.”

Crystal Cedro, The Mundy Companies


John Grubbs is on target in identifying coming changes in the workplace and what your organization needs to be implementing TODAY to compete and attract the best talent. He's an engaging speaker, and you'll have better direction as a leader after attending one of John's presentations.

Jane Allison, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

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Leading the Lazy(04/25/2014)By the year 2020, as much as 50% of all American workers will be Generation Y. Since January 1, 2011, we are losing 12,000 Baby Boomers to retirement each day. Since there is not enough Generation Xers to fill the void, guess who is the future of every employer? That is correct, Generation Y (Millennials). And while some may call them lazy, we are learning and adapting to their influence already.

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Briefcases to Backpacks

By John Grubbs

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Any Airport, USA and you will notice executives no longer carry the traditional briefcase.  Most opt to carry a more practical backpack instead.  Now before we get too excited, I know there are some classical holdouts that still remain strong with the traditional briefcase.  However, as a frequent business traveler, I have been taking an informal (and unscientific) survey of my peers on the road. I am comfortable stating that 90% of business people (men and women) now choose a sturdy backpack to engage the world of commerce.  So what exactly does this mean?

As predicted in my last book, Surviving the Talent Exodus -2011, customs and attitudes are changing faster than most people realize.  Twenty years ago, most business people would never enter a corporate board room with a backpack slung over one shoulder.  In fact, we took pride in the fine leather briefcase and its distinctive, audible click as we unlocked and opened it prior to an important meeting.  A backpack certainly would have been acontradiction to the fine, dark suit and the serious message it was meant to convey.

Today, we consider it normal for executives to walk into the room and place a backpack on the table in order to remove the laptop or tablet for the meeting.  During a recent meeting in a very opulent board room...

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