The millennial generation has come of age. According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015) surpassed Generation X (ages 35 to 50) last year as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. This year, millennials overtook baby boomers (ages 51-69) as America's largest generation.
As baby boomers retire from the workforce and millennials enjoy a greater majority, it's crucial to understand how that shift affects the wants and needs of an organization's employees. Relationship development consultant and AB Show speaker Lori Hoffner keeps a close eye on trends in the workforce as they relate to the three main generations, as well as the silent, or traditional, generation (ages 70-87).
Most fitness club owners and operators know the lifeblood of their business depends on monthly membership dues. But what are the best ways for them to generate additional revenue?
AB Show guest speaker Trina Gray experimented with a strongman competition for her members eight years ago, but her idea didn’t pull its weight. Gray, the owner of the multipurpose Bay Athletic Club and Bay Urban Fitness group training studio in Alpena, Mich., found out that her core base of working parents had no interest in pulling a semi trailer.
Brazilians Have Mixed Feelings About Olympics The Games were originally supposed to be a celebration of the progress Brazil made throughout the 2000s after its economy boomed, millions of poor Brazilians rose to the middle class and the country became the darling of the global financial industry. But the tenor of the Olympics changed after the country suffered a series of epic collapses, from a sharp economic recession to an ever-growing corruption scandal to political upheaval that led to suspended president Dilma Rousseff being indicted by Brazil's Senate last week. read more
U.S. Swimmers Pulled Off Planes, Robbery Story Questioned In a new and dramatic twist to the story about four U.S. swimmers allegedly being robbed at gunpoint, Olympians Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from their flight late Wednesday as they tried to leave Brazil, according to U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky. Sandusky said more information was being gathered, but it is clear this story is not as simple as it sounded Sunday. read more
Leadership in a traditional business structure usually comes from the top down. It starts with the CEO, who impresses the company vision onto other C-suite executives, who pass it down to the rest of the employees.