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  • Software Development, Management, and Marketing for the Millennial Generation

    S. Slade Sundar is a senior executive, strategist, and international speaker on Millennial engagement, including topics such as recruitment, performance management, and online engagement strategies.
    As the Chief Operating Officer of Forte Interactive, Slade leads software development strategy; helping nonprofits and events engage Millennials online. He is also responsible for recruiting, training and managing a staff of Millennials, who make up over 60% of the company’s employees.

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Slade Sundar was recently featured in an article on Inc. Magazine’s website, discussing a few key concepts of Millennial Management:

To Keep Your Employees Longer, Just Tell Them to Quit | Inc.com

  • Millennial Mindset

    The environmental factors that influence the Millennial generation are so pervasive that previous generations have adopted similar traits.  These traits are known as the Millennial Mindset:

    • Tech-Saavy / Hyper-Connected
    • Desire to Be Part of a Group
    • Want to Make a Difference
    • Short Attention Span
  • Millennial Employees

    Millennials have high expectations for employment, and require a different approach. Slade has recruited and mentored Millennials for nonprofits and corporations successfully for years.

    • Create Experiences
    • Rally Behind a Cause
    • Set Clear Expectations
    • Peer Recognition / Prestige
  • Millennial Software

    Millennials rely on applications to stay connected to the world and their peers. Slade has years of experience designing online experiences for Millennials.

    • Website Design and Function
    • Gamification / Goal Setting
    • Ease of Online Experience
    • Peer / Social Recognition
    • Context-Driven Engagement
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    Entitlement Showdown: Manager vs. Millennial

    It always makes me chuckle when I hear candidates or employees say they are looking for a role that gives them more responsibility than being an individual contributor. When you have a flat or organic hierarchy company that only hires motivated individuals, everyone will want to be a leader. Our staff at Forte Interactive is […]

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    Want to Retain Your Millennials? Tell Them to Quit

    I know what you’re saying – you are trying to retain your millennial employees, not trying to force them out the door. But consider this:  according to multiple surveys by Pay Scale / Millennial Branding and the Multiple Generations @ Work survey. Which means, regardless of your culture or retention efforts, don’t fool yourself; Millennials will leave your organization. […]

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    8 Signs a Millennial Employee Won’t Succeed

    As leaders, we spend most of our time building up our millennial employees. We help them set goals, we give them tips, we try to prevent them from making the same mistakes that we have made. It’s our job – well, actually, it’s our passion. And as we know, sometimes passion can turn into obsession, […]

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    4 Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders

    We all have a few harmless bad habits in our personal life, but when we let bad habits develop in business it means trouble. Unfortunately, I have seen many leaders develop bad leadership habits. Here are 4 of the most common bad leadership habits and how to break them.