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

Lindsey Pollak. Harper Business, $16.99 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-0-06-232331-6
Career consultant Pollak (Getting from College to Career) presents an engaging, smart leadership manual for Generation Y. Acknowledging that some strategies will never change (be ethical, avoid screaming at people), Pollak suggests that millennials will be operating in a different economic, technological, and demographic terrain than Warren Buffett and Jack Welch, and thus need a different road map. Some of her advice concerns being young: for example, how do you respond when your colleague says “you’re young enough to be my granddaughter”? She offers tips for navigating the transitions from the old to new way of doing things: business cards are becoming obsolete, but for now they’re necessary; learn how to deal with voice mail, even though you might hate it. She also includes welcome guidance for keeping your whole life together, with tips regarding getting enough sleep and starting to save for retirement. Call-out boxes, checklists, and quizzes make the book user-friendly and fun to read. This insightful guide is not just for younger leaders; it would also benefit older employers or employees who want to better understand their younger colleagues. Agent: Michelle Wolfson, Wolfson Literary. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/21/2014
Release date: 09/01/2014
Genre: Nonfiction
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