The year is 2017. As an owner or an executive of your company, what is it about the current environment that is causing you sleepless nights? Is it the political environment? Is it the economy? Is it the battle of the "rights" of people? Or is it your own organization, as it relates to the inner workings? As an executive officer, you should be planning for how you are going to navigate the waters of the environment you do business in. Instead, we find ourselves talking about the millennial generation and all its complexities when it comes to management. What can we learn from the experiences of our past failings in dealing with the younger generation? The following list is an opportunity for self reflection on communication which may aide in the process of learning from mistakes of the past.