The X Factor: Tapping into the Strengths of the 35- to 48-Year-Old Generation

The X Factor: Tapping into the Strengths of the 35- to 48-Year-Old Generation

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The X Factor: Tapping into the Strengths of the 35- to 48-Year-Old Generation by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Lauren Leader-Chivee, Catherine Fredman, Maggie Jackson

Gen Xers should be stepping into crucial leadership roles and starting families. However, this book reveals that Gen Xers are taking a different life path. Their extreme work schedules, strong career ambition, and changing mores contribute to their high level of childlessness. Gen X was hit by an economic triple whammy: college-related debt, multiple boom and bust cycles, and the housing slump. As a result, Gen X is the first generation not to match their parents’ living standards. These economic woes have hit Gen X the hardest. Boomers are not retiring, instead working an average of nine years longer than anticipated. This delays Gen X’s career progression, resulting in the feeling of stalled careers. Yet the turmoil and instability that have been an integral part of Xers’ lives have yielded unexpected benefits. Having been front and center for every major economic crisis of the past 30 years, Xers possess exactly the sort of resilience that organizations need as they face an uncertain future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988745643
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 126
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation, a non-profit think tank where she chairs the "Hidden Brain Drain," a task force of 67 global companies committed to global talent innovation.
Lauren Leader-Chivee: Lauren Leader-Chivee, Senior Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation (formerly Center for Work-Life Policy) and Partner at Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates LLC, has 14 years of experience in human resources leadership and management consulting.
Catherine Fredman: Catherine Fredman, Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Center for Talent Innovation (formerly Center for Work-Life Policy), helps lead the publication division.
Maggie Jackson: Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Center for Talent Innovation, helps lead the publication division.
Laura Sherbin: Laura Sherbnin, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, at the Center for Talent Innovation (formerly Center for Work-Life Policy), heads up CTI’s survey research. She is an economist specializing in work-life issues and gender.

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