POWER SHIFT: THE NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
By Dr. Sherry Buffington and Marc Schwartz
THREE TYPES OF LEADERS IN THE NEW GENERATION
Leaders and managers today are desperately searching for ways to fit the incoming workforce into the existing workplace and have them follow protocol and perform as expected.
The problem: New generations have little interest in playing that game. They operate by a completely different set of rules sustained by deeply held core values that are sharply divergent from the values of previous generations and from workplace expectations.
Though the ideals of youth mature over time, core values never change. To get the best from the emerging workforce and meet organizational goals, the focus must shift from trying to change the people to changing the game.
The small, incremental changes that once worked no longer get the desired results. And it’s unlikely they ever will. The values and mindset of newer generations are not creating a mere ripple – they are driving a tidal wave that’s bringing with it a global power shift unlike any in recorded history.
Power Shift prepares leaders and managers to ride that wave successfully. It provides an in-depth examination of the factors leading to this great shift and the awareness, insights and tools for harnessing the energy and talents of the new workforce.
This book presents models of companies that have embraced the new rules of engagement and experienced unprecedented growth and profits as a result. And it lays out a blueprint leaders can use to influence the direction of the inevitable power shift and ensure that their organization not only survives, but thrives.
The ideas and strategies outlined in Power Shift are indispensable to leaders and managers today and into the future.
‘POWER SHIFT’ WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO ALL LEADERS & MANAGERS
‘Power Shift’ provided some very unique insights and strategies on how Baby Boomers have to shift their approach to leadership if they are going to stay relevant in business. The section on Structured Freedom was especially insightful in terms of where most organizational cultures need to evolve to in order to better tap into the energy and commitment of younger workers. A must-read for those interested in taking their leadership skills and capabilities to the next level.
The team that I am responsible for managing range in age from 23 to 65. It is a dynamic environment that sometimes involves life and death issues. Prior to reading the ‘Power Shift’ book and using the techniques in the book I thought my team was performing the best I could expect. I was using tools and ideas from management books and training I had received in the past and still had a team with a lot of disciplinary and training issues. They often needed reminders and follow-up and did not seem very happy or engaged. After about three months and with some trial and error of applying the book to my management style, I was able to make dramatic improvements in the team. We now have significantly less repeat training and disciplinary action. Most importantly the team works to help each other, is happier, more productive, less stressed. In turn this also allows me as a manager to have less stress, and I am able to successfully manage my team and exceed company goals.
A REVOLUTION IN CULTIVATING A HEALTHY, SUCCESSFUL, AND DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP MINDSET FOR AN ENGAGED WORKFORCE
‘Power Shift: The New Rules of Engagement’ is a revolution in cultivating a healthy, successful and dynamic leadership mindset for an engaged workforce. Sherry Buffington and Marc Schwartz deconstruct outdated and ineffective leadership beliefs while clearly communicating successful principles that lead to positively stimulating and engaging the rapidly expanding Millennial workforce.