We’ve all heard of the Top 40 under 40. Our culture celebrates youth, and more specifically, success at a young age. But we’re starting to see a push to appreciate our Baby Boomers in such campaigns like Huffington Post and NBC’s Top 50 over 50.
Baby Boomers have many great professional qualities: loyalty, perseverance, dedication, reliability, leadership. These traits are not to be taken for granted, and the rest of the world is taking notice. Baby Boomers in their great numbers have provided a tremendous foundation for the generations that follow them. And while Baby Boomers do not typically seek praise, they are due plenty of it. Give some thought as to who you would nominate. Even if you don’t officially nominate them, let them know that they are appreciated.