Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management

By Brad Karsh; Courtney Templin | Go to book overview

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DEFINING MANAGEMENT
CHARACTERISTICS:
SHAKING IT UP

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best
to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle
you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting
.

e.e. cummings

How will you rewrite the rules of management? How will you lead your team as a millennial? What will be different, and importantly, what are the secrets to success? What legacy will you leave, and how can you ensure it is positive and powerful?

You have heard a lot about the different generations, and you are aware of the ways that your generation can be perceived. This background and knowledge base will help you immensely as you begin managing in a multigenerational workforce. Now let’s take a glimpse at how your generation will manage.

Our team at JB Training Solutions interviewed and talked with hundreds of millennials, and we work with thousands of millennials every year. In our conversations, we heard a few themes that rang true for the majority of millennials. Although there always will be exceptions, there were a few adjectives and attributes that immediately came to the forefront during our interviews and conversations.

For millennial managers, work isn’t just work—it’s an extension of themselves. You bring your values to the workforce, and some of those principles fly in the face of the “way business has always been done.” To make your mark, you are pushing for more collaboration, more tech

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