Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

by Lindsey Pollak
Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

by Lindsey Pollak


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The author of Getting from College to Career reinvents the concept of management for a new generation, offering a fresh and relevant approach to career success that shows them how to make the next step: becoming a leader.

We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades.

Written exclusively for Gen Y readers to address their unique needs, Becoming the Boss is a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips, from an expert they respect and relate to. Lindsey Pollak defines what leadership is and draws on original research, her own extensive experience, and interviews with newly minted Gen Y managers and entrepreneurs around the world to share the secrets of what makes them successful leaders—and shows young professionals how to use that knowledge to rise in their own careers.

From learning to develop a style that appeals to your older colleagues, to discovering the key trends affecting your career, to mastering the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style, Becoming the Boss helps you identify your next professional move and shows you how to get there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062323316
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lindsey Pollak is the leading expert on succeeding in today's multigenerational workplace, and the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, and The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace. She was named in the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List of global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. Her speaking audiences and consulting clients have included over 250 corporations, law firms, conferences, and universities, including Aetna, Citi, Estee Lauder, GE, Google, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, PwC, Yale, Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. She has been featured on the Today show, CNN, and NPR, and in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Yale University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Learn

0.5 Catchup: Winning Friends, Moving Cheese, and Breaking All the Rules 25

1 Prep: Feeling the Fear, Filling the Tanks, and Perfecting the Pots 42

2 Be: Building Your Brand, Polishing Your Presence, and Dealing with Being Booped 60

3 Ego-googling, Hunting Moose, and Making Time to Tweet 89

Part II Lead

4 Listen: Choosing Your Method, Knowing Your Audience, and Becoming a Master of Meetings 119

5 Manage: Driving the Truck, Giving Out Trophies, and Closing Your Door Almost All the Way 159

6 Prioritize: Running the Marathon, Delegating Undictatorially, and Handling Stress Like a Buddhist Nun 215

Part III Last

7 Connect: Finding Your Champions, Networking Up, and Always Taking the Meeting 248

8 Grow: Getting Better, Falling with Style, and Truly Changing the World 275

Resources 293

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