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.
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Table of Contents
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 Be.com: 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