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3 months ago

Three generations prepare for retirement

Royce Shook · We live longer and many Boomers have retired, but the next two generations are approaching retirement and, are thinking about it seriously. The following posts are from a report called What Is “Retirement”? Three Generations Prepare for Older Age explores American workers' perspe ...

1 year ago

Are you YOLD?

Royce Shook · Among the many terms that describe the various generations – Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and now iGeneration or Generation Z – there appears to be a new name for people like me. I am not young, and I am not old – I am yold. · Welcome to the word some of us have been ...

1 year ago

Paths to Retirement

Royce Shook · In a report issued in 2010 called Ageing in the 21st Century, a group looked at paths people are taking to retirement. Here is some of what the report says · Traditionally, workers transitioned from full- time work to full and permanent retirement. Increasingly, retirement is a p ...

1 year ago

A Guide for staying connect for seniors: Part 1

Royce Shook · You can learn to use Skype, Facebook, Messenger, YouTube, Pinterest and your iPad. This post and the next four provides links to some training videos that are easy to follow and not intimidating. · Over the next four posts, I will be looking at resources for seniors to help them ...

1 year ago

Are we as individuals and communities ready for an ageing population? 2

Royce Shook · Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1960) are still a force and the last batch is approaching their 60’s and is close to retiring if they haven’t already done this. So, the big question facing us, individually and as a society is · Are we as individuals and communities ready for ...

1 year ago

Are we as individuals and communities ready for an ageing population? 1

Royce Shook · Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1960) are still a force and the last batch is approaching their 60’s and is close to retiring if they haven’t already done this. So, the big question facing us, individually and as a society is ·                                       Are we as ...

2 years ago

Public Enemy #1: Baby Boomers

Jim Taggart · Enough is enough. · If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’re well aware that I’ve been pretty critical of Baby Boomers and included myself in that criticism. However, there’s a limit to stating just how evil, self-centered and foolhardy we Boomers have been. We don’t have p ...

2 years ago

Survey on Ageing Part two

Royce Shook · A Place For Mom recently did a survey to see what younger people think about ageing. The results are interesting. Some fear physical frailty while others look forward to having more time for hobbies, but which preconceptions are right, and which are wrong? They surveyed 2,000 peo ...

3 years ago

Dream Big...Lead the Way!

Jim Taggart · When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up? · Now that you’re an adult have you achieved your dream, or on your way to realizing it one day soon? · We live in turbulent times. Technology is rapidly changing how work is done; new types of jobs are being cre ...

4 years ago

What’s Next on Baby Boomers’ To-Do Lists? Time to Think About Our Succession Plans

Jim Taggart · I admit to being a task-oriented type of guy, despite being known for generating ideas and preferring the big-picture over details. And as a Boomer in his early sixties, I’ve been down the proverbial “Been-there, done (most of) that” routines. Let’s take a look, and if you’re a B ...

4 years ago

GOT MY BACK? Mean What You Say–Why Promise-Keeping is Key to Your Inner Leadership

Jim Taggart · When was the last time you said to a co-worker, friend, family member or even an acquaintance, “Don’t worry, I got your back.” · But did you? · Sure, we can say it’s a figure of speech, representative of today’s hip expressions, in effect a worthless statement of support or promi ...

4 years ago

What Can Gen Y Teach Baby Boomers?

Jim Taggart · Teaching in the traditional sense has involved a linear power relationship between the ‘master’ and the student. The same principle has applied to organizations, where new employees (usually in their twenties) yield to the authoritarian structure to learn “how we do things here.” ...

4 years ago

Concerns of Boomers

Royce Shook · Back in 1990, when I was running my own business and teaching seminars, I incorporated the following information (not in italics) on what I thought Baby Boomers would do/need in the future into my seminars; recently I read "Generation Reinvention" and Business: Opportunities for ...

4 years ago

Baby Boomers, between 1946 and 1960, are in their late 50's a dangerous age

Royce Shook · Baby Boomers, between 1946 and 1960, are in their late 50's a dangerous age. The oldest is 70, (soon to be 71) the youngest 56 with the medium age 59. At the beginning of the century, those older than 50 controlled 80% of the personal wealth. By understanding the Baby Boomers you ...

5 years ago

Sustaining relationships

Royce Shook · Did you know that the first of the Baby Boomers turn 70 this year? Do you remember the old Beatles song "When I am 64." My take is that the song is not about being 64 but the song is about the sustaining of relationships. The lyrics are about how to keep love alive and the need w ...

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