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Millennials Who Manage: How to Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become a Great Leader

By Chip Espinoza, Joel Schwarzbart

Published by Pearson FT Press

Published Date: Oct 8, 2015


Millennials will be our next great generation of leaders. Today, however, as they move into management, they face difficult practical challenges. Millennials Who Manage is a complete, research-based guide to overcoming those challenges, delivering outstanding performance, and getting recognized for it.


Reflecting their extensive enterprise consulting and research experience, the authors show how to transition more smoothly into management. You will gain insight into earning the respect of peers and “elders” that you are now leading, as well as your manager. You will discover you can achieve success your way, without compromising who you are or becoming someone you are not.


You’ll learn management skills that arguably come naturally to Millennials. Prepare to explore what really motivates Boomers and Xers whose formative experiences were different from yours and how to guide them beyond today’s unhelpful stereotypes about Millennials. You’ll also master the specific management and leadership competencies you need most right now—whether you’re moving into frontline management or the CEO’s office!


Generational workplace differences: facts and fictions
Separating myth from reality in multi-generational workplaces


Overcoming reverse ageism and “stereotype threat”

Getting past the unfair generalizations that hold you back

Developing your personal leadership perspective…
…and successfully putting it into practice

Mastering the 7 toughest challenges that come with transitioning to management
Understand new relational dynamics, unlock motivation, take responsibility for the work of others, establish accountability, get heard, and be taken seriously

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:   A Priori     1
Chapter 2:   Making the Transition into Management     11
Chapter 3:   Developing a Perspective     19
Chapter 4:   Be True to You     27
Chapter 5:   Be True to Others     37
Chapter 6:   Generational Differences: Fact or Fiction?     47
Chapter 7:   Dynamics of a Multigenerational Workforce     63
Chapter 8:   The Reasons You Will Be a Great Leader     79
Chapter 9:   Managing Millennials     89
Chapter 10: Managing Boomers, Xers, and Silents     111
Chapter 11: Getting to the Next Level     123
Index     149


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