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jgrubbs-blogJohn Grubbs is rapidly becoming one of world's foremost experts on generational change in the workplace. His ability to deliver relevant, high-quality information in a fun and entertaining way has earned him many keynote speaking opportunities with national associations and Fortune 50 companies.---

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"I've heard John Grubbs speak on several occasions. I always appreciate his candor and directness. He really gets to the heart of workplace issues and isn't afraid to challenge management styles and in-the-box thinking. I would recommend John Grubbs to any organization wanting to motivate leaders, inspire HR professionals, or inform employees."

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Holy cow! We have another buzzword to remember. If you have not heard of beacon technology, rest assured because you most definitely will in the very near future. Think of it like this, your phone will get information based on your location and what is in proximity to your location. Wikipedia’s description contains Apple’s trademarked version called iBeacon. [iBeacon is the trademark for an indoor proximity system that Apple Inc. calls "a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby iOS 7 devices of their presence." The technology enables a smart phone or other device to perform actions when in close proximity to an iBeacon.

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The Acceptance Paradox

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It is interesting how truly ironic life can be when you are able to view it through the portal of wisdom.  Experience is a valued old master that cannot be replicated no matter how much we try.  Our need to be accepted as teenagers is a significant barrier to success as adults.  As adults, we must often be different in order to achieve success.  The average student, worker, singer, or athlete is rarely blessed with success by most definitions.  The acceptance paradox states that the need to be accepted during one stage in life can actually prevent success in another.

During our formative years as teenagers and young adults, acceptance from our social peer group is very important.  In fact, the need to be accepted or fit-in with a group may be the most important desire for many as they develop their own identity.  Psychologists state peer acceptance can actually be a predictor of both social and academic success.  The need to be popular is an exaggerated version of peer acceptance by a particularsocialgroup. 

So what is the difference between these two stages of life? 

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“The common organization will always follow the leader.  The common individual will rarely accomplish the uncommon.  Organizations must learn and develop intolerance for the ordinary by creating a culture for change.  From the incubation of small changes to the implementation of wholesale differentiation in a given market, leaders can either stall success or create new opportunity.”

2 Day Talent Boot Camp

Are your supervisors and managers ready?  How will they attract and keep the best and brightest as the jobs return?

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Book our 2-Day Intensive Talent Boot Camp at your organization for up to 30 leaders in each session. Get your leaders ready for the coming battle. Our proven methodology will help your teams keep the best and brightest while attracting new talent for your organization. 

You will learn:
  1. Why the workplace is going to war for talent
  2. How to survive the coming storm for knowledge
  3. Why most managers are clueless
  4. Ten fatal trends that can cause you to fail
  5. How to develop a written talent strategy
  6. How to win the war for the best talent

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