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Zark’s, Marinero emerge as favorites in wide-open D-League Aspirants’ Cup

first_imgView comments Wangs Basketball-Letran is also set to trot out the future of the Knights led by Bong Quinto, Jeo Ambohot, and JP Calvo.Go for Gold didn’t shy away from collecting assets as the Scratchers are putting much of the load on the shoulders of their backcourt duo of J-Jay Alejandro and Kent Salado, as well as ex-pro Jerwin Gaco.Jose Rizal University, meanwhile, doubled down on familiarity with former Heavy Bombers Ervin Grospe and Paolo Pontejos aiding new top gun Jed Mendoza and rookie coach Gio Lasquety.Andre Paras returns to the fold for AMA Online Education as he will backstop coach Mark Herrera and his crew, bannered by Mario Bonleon and newcomers JK Casiño, Philip Manalang, and Michael Cañete.Batangas-EAC formed an intriguing union as the Generals will rely on the leadership of Cedric de Joya and Jerome Garcia.Nigerian slotman Prince Eze, and holdovers AJ Coronel and Keith Pido will be counted on for Perpetual, which enters a new era under the guidance of consultant Frankie Lim and coach Nosa Omorogbe.Gamboa Coffee-St. Clare is also seeking to pull off a few surprises with Aris Dionisio and Chris Bito-on leading the fight.Debuting Mila’s Lechon also has the same idea in mind as the Mighty Roasters will parade a squad led by Ken Acibar, Axel Inigo, and Mark Sarangay.Every game counts this first conference as only six teams will advance in the playoffs after the single-round eliminations.The top two teams advance outright in the semifinals, while teams ranked third and fourth will own a twice-to-beat advantage against the fifth- and sixth-seeds in the quarterfinals. Winners will proceed in the Final Four. Curiously, the two will open festivities once the new season starts on Thursday.Also set to chase for the crown is Akari-Adamson, with coach Franz Pumaren seeking to sharpen the talons of his group.Jerrick Ahanmisi, Sean Manganti, and Cameroonian center Papi Sarr are expected to do much of the heavy lifting for the Falcons.Centro Escolar University remains as a formidable candidate to make it to the playoffs with coach Yong Garcia once again banking on Congolese big man Rod Ebondo, speedy Orlan Wamar, and sniper Joseph Manlangit.The same could be said for Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian as the Stags will lean on Michael Calisaan and RK Ilagan, as well as reinforcements Samboy de Leon, Rob Ricafort, and Jeepy Faundo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NCAA volleyball: San Beda slips past St. Benilde to stay unscathed Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netComing off a breakout showing this past collegiate season, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is expected to be one of the teams-to-beat this upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.With NCAA Season 93 MVP CJ Perez leading the way, the Jawbreakers are hoping to turn things around for the franchise after a lowly showing in their maiden conference.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense And this time, Zark’s brought in the big guns as coach Topex Robinson will parade his full Lyceum core which also has Rookie of the Year winners Jaycee Marcelino and Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu.But with the race to the crown as open as ever, it won’t be an easy task for the Jawbreakers as they will only be one of the 13 teams, 11 of which are school-based squads, which are aching to take home the throne this eighth season of the developmental league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOne of the potential contenders this year will be the retooled Marinerong Pilipino crew as coach Koy Banal reinforced his roster with some of the finest collegiate standouts available.UE super scorer Alvin Pasaol is a guaranteed boost to the Skippers crew as he will be joined by La Salle big man Abu Tratter, Ateneo bruiser Vince Tolentino, and veteran forward Gab Banal.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Both the semifinals and the Finals will be disputed in a best-of-three series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Kawhi Leonard unleashes career-best 45 as Raptors beat Jazz

first_imgToronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) puts his arm around forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after he drew a foul by the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO— Kawhi Leonard was so good Tuesday night, Raptors coach Nick Nurse just wanted to enjoy the show.Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and Toronto beat the Utah Jazz 122-116.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Prolific Harry Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims LOWRY LATESTLowry sat for the eighth time in nine games. Before the game, the Raptors said Lowry had travelled to New York last Friday to receive anti-inflammatory injections. Lowry’s condition continues to improve but there is no timetable for his return.QUARTER TO REMEMBERThe Raptors set a franchise record with 44 points in the third quarter.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Cleveland on Friday night.Raptors: Visit San Antonio on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, and Ricky Rubio had 14.Leonard made all seven of his field-goal attempts in the third quarter and added five foul shots. His 19 points were the second most in any quarter by a Raptors player this season.“He scored in the post, he scored in isolations, he scored going to the rim over Rudy,” Snyder said. “Eventually we started hitting him when he walked across half court. The biggest thing was we put him on the line.”After making two 3-pointers in the first half, the Raptors connected on their first three long-range shots of the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge midway through the quarter.“Those nine quick points really changed the game,” Snyder said. “It gave them a big lift.”Siakam went 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the third and scored 13 points. Toronto outscored Utah 44-32 to take a 95-85 lead into the fourth.Rubio started after sitting out Saturday’s win over New York because of a sore left knee and sore lower back, while Crowder was back after missing the victory over the Knicks because of a sore left thumb.TIP-INSJazz: Utah has lost nine of 12 meetings against Toronto. … Utah outscored Toronto 22-5 in second-chance points. … Favors and Gobert each had nine rebounds. … Crowder went 5 for 7 from 3-point range. His career high is six made 3-pointers. … The Jazz have lost five of six on the road.Raptors: Toronto is 5-2 on New Year’s Day, including a 4-0 mark at home. … C Jonas Valanciunas had stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand Saturday. Valanciunas still has a splint on his hand. … VanVleet scored seven points, failing to reach double figures for the first time in eight games. … Toronto matched a season-low with 20 3-point attempts. … Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a Nov. 4 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the most by a Raptors player in a single quarter this season. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I try to stay in the moment and keep competing every possession and not worry about myself, just try to get a team win,” Leonard said.It was the third 40-point game of Leonard’s career, including a 43-point effort against Memphis in Game 4 of the first round in April 2017.Leonard has scored 20 or more points in a career-best 14 straight games.Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall.“Jae was hot,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t capitalize on the night that he had.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “That’s good, we all got to witness that live and in person,” Nurse said of Leonard’s outburst. “He was phenomenal. I’ve kind of been waiting for one of these nights where he makes them all.”Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home despite playing without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry (sore back) and center Jonas Valanciunas (dislocated left thumb).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The way he’s playing right now is really big for our team with a lot of guys out,” Powell said of Leonard.Leonard shot 16 for 22 overall, missing all three attempts from 3-point range, and went 13 for 17 at the free-throw line. He said he wasn’t aware of his scoring achievement until after the game. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Facilitating revision process of Amerindian Act 2006

first_imgDear Editor,Contrary to the position taken by the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs (MoIPA), David James, at the National Toshaos Conference (NTC) — that MoIPA is unaware of any other consultation happening on revision of the Amerindian Act 2006, the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) would like to clarify that it has in fact been supporting training sessions on the revision of the Act at the district council level, through the Steering Committee for the Revision of the Amerindian Act 2006 (SCRAA).On Thursday, the Legal Department of the MoIPA provided an update on the revision process for the Amerindian Act 2006, which the Government has committed to amending since taking office in 2015.During his presentation, James explained that the Government is currently undertaking cluster consultations in select villages, to gather recommendations on strengthening the 2006 Act.Following his presentation, the attorney-at-law was asked by a toshao to clarify whether separate consultations were being conducted by other indigenous organisations to the knowledge of MoIPA. James responded that he was not aware of any other organisation conducting consultations on the Act.“I am not aware that there are separate consultations from the Government,” said the attorney, while explaining that civil societies and organisations can work with village constituencies to formulate recommendations for the Act.However, the APA would like to recall that, in April, the MoIPA met with the SCRAA, a body comprising of the National Toshaos Council, indigenous organisations, and district councils, to discuss synergies for the implementation of the revision process. Despite commending the Committee for its revision process strategy, which included hosting Amerindian Act training sessions at the District Council meetings to familiarise villages on the Act, the MoIPA decided that it would pursue a revision process separate from the SCRAA.Therefore, James’s claim that he is unaware of any other organisation conducting consultations on the revision of the Amerindian Act, without acknowledging the efforts of indigenous representative bodies aiming to facilitate the process, raises serious questions from the standpoint of the APA.The committee — dedicated to ensuring that villages understand the Amerindian Act 2006 within a legal and human rights framework before submitting their recommendations to the Government — has made a concerted effort to collaborate with the MoIPA as consultations take place.For the month of July, the APA has already supported the revision process of the Amerindian Act 2006 with three training sessions completed in the villages of Santa Rosa, Moruca Sub-District, Region 1; Kako, Upper Mazaruni Sub-District, Region 7; and Kopinang, North Pakaraimas Sub-District, Region 8. These sessions included several other villages from the respective sub-districts. The aim of these sessions was to build communities’ capacity to read and analyse the 2006 legislation, so they could make their own recommendations to the MoIPA for amendments to the Act.So far, the APA, with assistance from SCRAA, has collaborated with the Moruca District Council (Region 1), Upper Mazaruni District Council (Region 7), and North Pakaraimas District Council (Region 8) to conduct these sessions with the help of facilitators from each region who are trained to understand the current Act as well as international and constitutional human rights’ guarantees.Once sessions are completed, villages will make their own recommendations on the revision of the Act, which are expected to be submitted in written form to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs after a team of lawyers has framed the recommendations in legal language. The Committee’s plan is, through collaboration with their District Councils, to ensure that as many indigenous villages and communities as possible are prepared to make recommendations that are informed by actual knowledge of what the current Act says, and what their rights are under international law and the Constitution.Although the MoIPA has already started its consultations separate from the activities of the APA and SCRAA, the Committee is still open to collaborating with the Government to ensure the mutual and just advancement of our indigenous peoples.Sincerely,Amerindian PeoplesAssociationlast_img read more

WCD flood victims demand compensation

first_imgResidents on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) who were affected by a flood caused by a high spring tide are calling on the relevant authorities as it related to the compensation that they were promised.When Guyana Times spoke to the aggravated residents on Monday, they noted that they have not received any word on the compensation that was owed to them.A livestock farmer, whose only name was given as Singh, explained that all of his livestock were killed or injured in the floodwaters. As such, his income vanished.“What happen is that we ain’t hear from these people and we need the money. Right now I don’t have anything. I lost all the chickens in the flood,” he stated.Meanwhile, others indicated that owing to infrastructural losses, they needed the monies to restore their lives. The early March flood also destroyed appliances and other valuable belongings.As such, members of the affected communities are requesting that they receive their compensation as soon as possible.When contacted, Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) of Uitvlugt/Tuschen, Vishal Ambedkar, revealed that they have not received any official confirmation about the compensation and that “it will fall from an official at the RDC level”.However, when this publication spoke via phone with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Chairman of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Julius Faerber, he said: “I don’t know anything about that. We have not heard anything. Those lists were sent directly to the Minister of State. I have not seen any of those lists so far.”Earlier this month, huge waves pummelled the sea defence, causing breakages along sections of the seawalls and major flooding in a number of communities along the coast. As such, losses totalling approximately $100 million were assessed by the Geographical Representative and Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Irfaan Ali and submitted to the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. However, they were awaiting a final confirmation from Minister Harmon to verify whether the assessments were accurate. To date, no response has been given to the flood victims in respect to the status of their compensation.last_img read more

Revealed: Real Madrid made last-gasp bid for Man United and Arsenal target

first_imgManchester United and Arsenal target Marco Verratti was the subject of a last-gasp transfer window approach from Real Madrid.Reports in France have revealed Paris Saint-Germain were approached by Madrid on the final day of the window about a possible switch for the talented midfielder.But PSG do not want to sell the 21-year-old, who is emerging as one of the best players of his kind in world football.The Spanish side’s interest in Verratti had supposedly cooled following the arrival at the Bernabeu of fellow central midfielder Toni Kroos, but that did not stop their enquiry.And it has now been suggested Madrid will go back for him once again when the window opens in January if he is yet to pen an extension on his current contract.The midfielder is under contract until 2018 but thinks he deserves a new deal to align himself with some of the club’s top earners.And Real Madrid, as well as long-term admirers Arsenal and Manchester United, will all be keeping a close eye on proceedings. Marco Verratti 1last_img read more

Tottenham boss confirms Man City game is likely to be held at Wembley

first_img 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes his club can find a solution to the headache surrounding their Premier League game with Manchester City.With work overrunning on their new stadium and Wembley already booked up on the scheduled date of October 28 with an NFL game, Spurs currently have nowhere to play that game against the champions. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights ALTERED Spurs could extend their Wembley stay LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal A rearrangement to play the game at the national stadium looks the most likely outcome, but that has yet to be agreed.Pochettino said: “I cannot say the new stadium will not be ready. If it is not we need to find a way to play the game at Wembley.“A third home venue would not be easy.” silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack last_img read more

UNIONIST MINISTER BACKS DONEGAL TO DUBLIN ROAD PROJECT

first_imgA UNIONIST minister in the North has revealed that engineers have said the proposed A5 dual carriageway link between the North West and Dublin will be safer and will affect fewer land-owners than alternative proposals.The North’s Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said however no decision would be taken until an ongoing consultation with landowners was complete.The dual carriageway will run from Derry to Aughnacloy and help to link Donegal to Dublin. The Government is committing €400M to the project.Engineers found that a new dual carriageway was the most cost-effective project compared to upgrading the existing route.The Assembly debate came after Sinn Fein tabled a motion backing the A5 scheme.Minister Kennedy is facing opposition from within his own party with MLA Ross Hussey objecting to the cost. The A5 Western Transport Corridor is the largest proposed single roads project in Ireland and is estimated to cost up to €900M.The Government and the North’s Executive agreed in July 2007 to bring forward projects to provide dual carriageway standard on the A5 (Aughnacloy to Derry) and the A8 (Belfast to Larne).UNIONIST MINISTER BACKS DONEGAL TO DUBLIN ROAD PROJECT was last modified: June 8th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:aughnacloydonegal A5dublinlast_img read more

NHL veterans getting opportunity, fresh start with Sharks

first_imgSAN JOSE — Forward Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Dalton Prout both sensed an opportunity when they signed as free agents with the Sharks earlier this summer.Brodzinski knew the Sharks would be in need of experienced right wingers after the departure of Joe Pavelski and Gus Nyquist. Prout, listed at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, felt he could provide a greater physical presence on the right side of the blue line, which features Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns and Tim Heed.“I don’t think it’s any …last_img

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Why Intrapreneurial Programs Are More Important Than Ever

first_imgRelated Posts Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Tags:#Generation Z#intrapreneurship Steve Robertson is a Gen Z expert and the CEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, an organization specializing in youth-to-adult programs. In his role, he works to create lifelong memories. You’ve heard it before: Generation Z will be different. The generation admires YouTube celebrities who’ve acquired fame and fortune through monetizing their channels and entrepreneurs who’ve made a good living from one big idea. Gen Zers have grown up in a time when technology is a tool instead of a toy and when peers — not elders — are their mentors.But the Great Recession hit during their childhood, giving them a lived experience of loss and struggle that echoes the Silent Generation more than their recent generational predecessors. Consequently, though Millennials may prioritize personal endeavors over professional ones, Gen Z is likely to value the security of a steady income over the feeling of giving back to the world.For business leaders, this means hiring Gen Z will require an approach different from any taken before. Because the members of Gen Z aren’t worried about “freedom” so much as financial security, they won’t all want to be CEOs — even though they’re primed to be the most entrepreneurially minded generation yet. Instead, they’ll find value in contributing to the organization through intrapreneurship, or innovation that creates value within the company’s larger structure.Why not just have a ‘normal’ job?Gen Zers are familiar with making their own luck. They’ve monetized video content, they’ve used technology to find gig work, and they’ve probably already started some sort of side hustle. They value creativity and excel at leveraging creative components into something marketable. Members of this generation want stable employment and job security, but they also want to be their own bosses.A Gallup study of Gen Zers found that nearly 80 percent of students want to eventually be their own bosses, while a Millennial Branding report found that more than half of college students are eager to start their own businesses — a number that’s even higher among high school students.Entrepreneurship enables Gen Zers to forge a path for themselves, rather than being swept up in the current of the external world. It is a way for them to pioneer the future they want to see. So what does all this mean for business leaders and startups who want to be ready to onboard this large demographic? It means appealing to their unique abilities and interests early on by creating more intrapreneurial opportunities in your business.Generation Z’s creativity, dedication, innovation, and skills will be in high demand in the business world. What will attract these covetable employees to your business? Opportunities to practice their entrepreneurial desires in a safe and supported environment, plus room for growth and progression with reward within the organization they feel they’ve contributed to.Companies can offer Gen Z entrepreneurs a number of assets within the company that they can’t find on their own, including opportunities to work closely with and learn from experienced leaders. Entrepreneurship can be really lonely, but being part of a business that surrounds employees with supportive managers and intrapreneurial opportunities has value.How do you create an ‘intrapreneurial’ company?One big plus to intrapreneurship for Gen Zers is the ability to be an entrepreneur without the risks involved in failing. Any leader who pours money into startup risks it failing and the loss of that investment. For risk-averse Gen Zers, this is a dicey proposition, so offering them the opportunity to innovate from within a business without that risk of personal loss is immensely attractive to them.Tech companies, in particular, should make space for Gen Zers who’ve grown up enmeshed with the concept of gaming, gamification, and learning through games. Whether it’s through internships or other leadership avenues, empowering this generation puts companies in the best position to bring them on as future employees. Here’s how to make it happen:1. Embrace them. Older generations sometimes struggle with understanding and connecting with their younger counterparts. It’s important not to assume that your existing employees, managers, and leaders share the same mindset regarding the value of Gen Z workers.Getting everyone on board with you may take some serious work, but it’s truly essential for your business in years to come. Working with your current employees and getting them excited about what unique skills Gen Z offers can help them understand and become more accepting. Tech leaders should have some familiarity with Gen Zers, such as what tools they like (or don’t like) and how best to relate to them. Focusing on those factors builds a bridge for Gen Zers and shows them that your company is a place they want to flourish in.2. Choose your coaches carefully. Be deliberate in which managers and leaders you position to work with Gen Z employees. Coaching a Gen Z worker is impossible if you’re not willing to get down into the creative stream with them and go with their flow.You have to build a team of employees who are ready — and willing — to do that before you can successfully shift your company’s way of doing things to best utilize the Gen Z workforce. If you are unsure whether you’re ready, you might consider creating an internship that will allow your employees and Gen Z interns to learn how to work with each other in a more comfortable, low-risk environment.3. Don’t generalize. It’s important that you look at each person, entrepreneur, each member of Gen Z, as an individual. Though they may share some characteristics, each member of any generation is unique.When you are working with a Gen Z employee, learn his or her strengths and weaknesses. Then, do what any good coach would: Develop ways to amplify those strengths and work on those weaknesses while enabling them to see that they determine their own paths.4. Hand them the reins. As we know, Gen Z workers want jobs that are challenging, meaningful, and engaging. If you can offer them that, there’s a high chance you’ll receive long-term commitment from them. They also want to be better employees and are often aware of what areas they need to improve.Almost half of new graduates express the desire to develop better problem-solving skills and grow as managers. If they’re offered an experienced coach or team to give them feedback and help them grow in those areas, your outcome is likely to be excellent. Put them in charge of a project, and hold them accountable to deadlines, benchmarks, and incentives. Ownership gives Gen Zers — or any employee — a visual of what lies ahead. If they like what they see, you might’ve just earned a quality employee.5. Reorganize the furniture. This generation is amazing, but you’ll have to do some really important things to be ready for them. You have to reorganize the furniture — not literal furniture, of course, but the “furniture” of your business, because you have new “furniture” coming in.You have to reevaluate your business model and your brand story. Get familiar with that narrative and tell it to potential employees, and you’ll draw exactly the right people to your team. Tech companies might be selling high-concept gadgets and wears, but those solutions usually stem from some kind of need. Weave the gap your company filled into your company’s story in order to give employees power and purpose to stay on and pursue their own opportunities.If you are a leader in a tech field — which is every field these days — you need to know that this generation is redefining the world and its tech solutions. If you’re not embracing Gen Z, you are missing an incredible opportunity. If you are embracing Gen Z but not leveraging its talent, you won’t enjoy the benefits of working with these incredible young hires.You need to walk alongside your Gen Z workers and watch, notice, listen, and hear their heartbeats (or “hear their rhythm in the workplace and our society”) because it will affect the entire world. Data is telling us that it already is, and they’ve only just begun. Follow the Puck Steve RobertsonCEO of Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more