Generation Y

The Virtual Family

I took my family out to dinner one evening last year after my younger son’s lacrosse practice.   As we were catching up on each other’s day and making plans for the coming weekend, I noticed a family had been seated at the table next to us.  What struck me as odd was that the dad was on his Blackberry, the […]

Because it is True

Photography © by Andy Coan

The only reason to believe something is because it is true. I am Catholic, not because it feels good to go to Mass on Sunday, or because it helps me cope with suffering in my life, or even because I was raised that way. I am Catholic because Catholicism is true. Unfortunately, my generation has taken truth and flipped it […]

Revitalizing the Faith of Our Teens

For decades, the stage has been set by voices in the Church for a more profound understanding of the urgent need to turn focus and evangelizing and catechizing efforts toward young people, who are exhibiting unique generational trends in this modern cultural climate. Grasping the significance of these generational traits (and simply knowing of their existence to begin with) is […]

Generational Differences, Worried Parents and Jobs with Drive-Thru Windows

It is not a great time to be a recent college graduate in today’s job market.  As tough as it has been for more experienced workers, these young adults have had a much more difficult time finding full-time employment related to their education.  I have spoken to several 2009 graduates recently who have been looking for almost a year and […]

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

Like many of my fellow business leaders, I do my best to stay current.  I embrace social media, read the latest leadership books and stay abreast of trends in the marketplace.  And from a workplace perspective, there is one particular conversation topic in full discourse across the country—Generation Y in Corporate America. It should be. Over the next 15 years, […]