POWER SHIFT: THE NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
By Dr. Sherry Buffington and Marc Schwartz
THREE TYPES OF LEADERS IN THE NEW GENERATION
ISBN: ISBN-10: 0986131407
Published: July 1, 2016
Purchase Paperback Version
Purchase Kindle Version
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.
FOR LEADERS WHO WANT TO MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN TODAY’S WORLD
‘Power Shift: The New Rules of Engagement’ is for leaders who want to create an organization and culture that makes a difference in today’s world.
The approach and strategies promoted in ‘Power Shift’ seek to ensure that individuals find meaning in the work they do, so that business can become a positive and transformative influence.
EXCELLENT HOW-TO MANUAL FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY
With “Power Shift,” Dr. Sherry Buffington and Marc Schwartz have laid out an excellent how-to manual for leadership in the 21st century.
The book is positioned as a guide for leading the emerging Millennial generation, but it could just as easily have been written as a guide for leadership period. The authors go beyond mere advocacy and offer many practical insights and practices that you can implement right away. I am an executive coach with 25 years of experience, and still gained several insights I have already started using with my clients. The model for authentic leadership fits perfectly into the principles of Conscious Leadership, which is one of the 4 key pillars of Conscious Capitalism. The “8 Myths of Leadership” are some of the most cogent arguments I have read for transforming the predominant hierarchical and directive style of management. I highly recommend this book!
APPLYING THE BOOK TO MY MANAGEMENT STYLE I WAS ABLE TO MAKE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TEAM
The team that I am responsible for managing ranges in age from 23 to 70. 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. 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 have had no additional disciplinary action.