Welcome to episode 12, where we discuss how to engage your millennial workforce. Sharon and I interview Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert, internationally renowned keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters.
Smiley has spoken about finding meaningful work at Fortune 500 companies, international conferences and leadership development programs, universities and graduate schools. His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Time, Forbes, and GOOD, and his work has been featured in Mashable, VICE, CNBC, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and the World Economic Forum. He previously worked as the special assistant to the director of global operations at the U.S. Peace Corps.
In this episode, Sharon and I talk to Smiley about:
- Why millennials are experiencing “quarter-life breakthroughs”
- How employees need align with their purpose – and their company’s purpose
- Why companies need to get rid of the “corporate ladder” approach to career progression
- How communicators can rethink engaging their employees
And much, much more.