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.
MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS
As an executive in the hospitality industry, I employ over 500 team members, many of them Millennials, but also Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. In a competitive staffing environment we strive to continue to improve and adapt our management, recruiting and compensation packages to appeal to and especially motivate and retain our diverse staff base. ‘Power Shift’ is an intriguing ‘how-to’ manual, giving us valuable (and relevant) insight into each ‘type’ of team member. Understanding the perception of leadership and environment from the point of view of a Millennial compared to a Gen-Xer or Baby Boomer was incredibly eye-opening. I truly enjoyed the book, especially the easy writing style (doesn’t read like a textbook), the case studies and the build-up to the final chapter on Systems for Success.
Every leader needs to read ‘Power Shift,’ a definitive book which provides a startling look at the way Millennials are shaping organizational change and driving a dramatic shift in power few could have predicted fifteen years ago.
It explains how divergent Millennial values are affecting organizations large and small around the globe, and why employee engagement remains persistently low in spite of continual efforts to improve it.
Learn why traditional leadership models are not working and why it is critically important for leaders and managers to learn a more effective model now so they are able to motivate Millennials, influence the direction in which power flows, and help shape the businesses of the future.
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.