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Next Generation Leadership: How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organization

Next Generation Leadership: How to Ensure Young Talent Will Thrive with Your Organization

by Adam Kingl


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Employers who refuse to adapt to the expectations of younger generations are losing out on top talent, as they leave for positions at companies with more modern practices. Learn what companies need to do to fit into the new normal in the workplace.

Generation Y sees the world differently than any other generation in modern memory. And nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. The astronomical shifts that this generation has seen in the economy, technology, and the world have changed what they want from life and work—which is not a 9-5 existence for forty-plus years, leading to a typical retirement at sixty-five. What older generations call a poor work ethic from a spoiled generation, Gen Y sees as a different way of doing things. Companies that don’t get on board risk losing the diverse, young talent that is critical for them to be able to compete.

Companies that take the time to listen realize that what Gen Y is asking for isn’t that crazy; in fact, it’s better in many ways.

  • A demand for work-life balance isn’t a cry for fewer work hours—it’s a cry to be able to work from outside the office beyond a rigid 9-5 schedule (which can lead, ironically, to Gen Y employees working even more hours than you expected).
  • Leaving a job after a couple years isn’t an inability to commit—it’s a need to learn more, expand their experience, and develop their career at a faster pace, something that is helpful to companies that hire those individuals, including your own.
  • Elevating nontraditional benefits over financial benefits is a step toward creating an emotional connection to the company where employees spend the majority of their time and invest significant mental and emotional efforts.
  • The need to work for a company with a purpose is a reflection of the power that social media has had on the social consciousness.

This book will explore what’s behind these shifts in the character of the emerging workforce. It shows that, as Gen Y assumes managerial positions, the nature of leadership and business will change over the next few decades in irrevocable and profound ways.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400215478
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adam Kingl is an author, speaker, educator and consultant. He collaborates with global organizations on their executive development, innovation environment, leadership and culture transformation, and envisioning their future. Previously, Adam was the Regional Managing Director, Europe, at Duke Corporate Education, Duke University and Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions at London Business School.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Section 1 Altered States of Work and Employment

1 It All Starts with a Pattern 3

2 The Obsession and Discontent with Generations 13

3 Loyalty Isn't as Reliable as It Used to Be 31

4 What Generation Y Wants from Work 45

5 It's About the Team 69

Section 2 How to Manage Generation Y

6 Bringing Out the "Best" in Best Self 79

7 Virtual Management in a Virtual Age 85

8 New Definitions of Development 99

Section 3 Next Generation Leadership

9 Agility-Hard to Talk About and Harder Stilt to Master 115

10 Purpose-The Power of a Strong, Shared "Why" 135

11 Financial Implications of Next Generation Leadership 153

12 Work and Leadership for the Twenty-First Century 163

Epilogue: Generation Z 171

Acknowledgments 173

Endnotes 175

Bibliography 189

About the Author 197

Index 199

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