Over 65,000 words, 50 chapters, 100s of hours, and approximately 250 pages later, my first book is here! The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-to Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work is jam packed with 47 proven and practical strategies for leaders of Millennials.
The actionable strategies shared in this book are the result of five years of strenuous research, harvesting the best practices of managing Millennials from thousands of leaders in hundreds of companies. The result is a comprehensive guide to overcoming most of the challenges managers face when leading Millennials.
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Here is an inside peek of the introduction to The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-to Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.
The Millennial Manual Introduction
The Millennial generation is the most scrutinized of all time. You can’t attend a conference, scroll through a news feed, or watch a movie without seeing the mention of Millennials.
Millennials are heavily scrutinized because…
- They are the largest generation on the planet.
- They make up a majority of the labor force.
- They approach work much differently than did previous generations.
- They have different buying habits.
- They represent future change and disruption.
- They have skills and knowledge that previous generations don’t possess.
- They have begun to step into decision-making roles.
- They have been largely misunderstood and mislabeled.
- They are underprepared in fundamental workplace behavior and etiquette.
Because Millennials are so highly scrutinized, it’s likely that you have some understanding of who Millennials are and the challenges they bring to the workplace.
The Millennial Manual will build on that knowledge (or deconstruct any misconceptions) to provide you with a clear, fresh, and forward-thinking understanding of Millennials. Then you’ll be equipped with forty-seven proven how-tos that will enable you to increase productivity, improve retention, and accelerate the development of your Millennial workforce.
This book is the culmination of five years of research gathered from hundreds of companies and thousands of leaders sharing their best practices for managing and working with Millennials.
Over the years of speaking to thousands of people who manage Millennials, I’ve learned firsthand the specific challenges they face. As those challenges became more and more glaring and urgent, I decided to write this book to give leaders a manual for effectively managing, developing, and engaging Millennials at work.
Simon Sinek, the New York Times best-selling author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, recently stated in the viral YouTube video titled “Millennials in the Workplace,” it’s a “total lack of good leadership” that contributes to Millennials’ inadequacies in the workplace. He opines that “it’s the company’s responsibility” to help Millennials overcome this problem. And so, it is the responsibility of a leader to change, adapt, and prepare the Millennial workforce.
As more and more Millennials enter the workplace, they need well-equipped leaders who are committed to Millennials’ professional growth and who can help them become high-performing workers in the twenty-first century. The Millennial Manual will give you a glimpse of the future of work that Millennials are ushering in. At times, it may sound or feel like you must change for the sake of Millennials, but the bigger picture is about adapting to the new world of work.
How we work is changing fast—faster than ever before. Millennials are a big contributor to this acceleration, so learning how to manage, develop, and engage them will positively position you and your organization in tomorrow’s in-flux workplace.
American author Eric Hoffer said it best: “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” The Millennial Manual will equip you to thrive in the new world of work and powerfully influence the next generation of workers.
Click here to pre-order your paperback copy of The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-to Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.