Manager 3.0

Manager 3.0

A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management

Book - 2013
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Millennials mean business, and they are shaking up the workplace as they enter management roles for the very first time. Packed with interviews and examples from companies like Zappos, Groupon, Southwest Airlines, and Google, this title helps these managers enhance their talents while developing an effective leadership style all their own.
Publisher: New York :, AMACOM,, c2013.
ISBN: 9780814432891
Branch Call Number: 658 KAR
Characteristics: xvi, 235 pages ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Templin, Courtney


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Apr 11, 2017

This is a good, first-to-market attempt meant specifically for Millennials to manage their career paths, including managing others and “By Generation” overview tips. It’s useful for other generations: as a Gen X-er, I wish I’d read it before managing a couple Millennials, who indeed showed some of the following strengths and weaknesses: Assets: Goal-oriented, positive attitude, tech-savvy, collaborative, and multicultural awareness. Liabilities: Distaste for menial work, lack skills for dealing with difficult people, lack of experience, confidence beyond ability, and impatient. Fascinating discussion on the internal vs. external locus of control and how this may lead to hesitant Millennial leaders. At 218 pages, some of the managerial topics are necessarily short and if you don't buy the theory that time periods distinctly influence a cohort of people, the generational observations won't apply. There are, however, good endnotes and a bibliography for further reading and development. There are some odd generalizations I don’t agree with—supposedly the generations all dislike each other’s music? but there’s also some amusing comments: “A watch is a device that tells you the time of day if you don’t have your smart phone with you.”

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