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WONDERFUL GUIDEBOOK FOR THE GLOBAL LEADER OF THE FUTURE
‘Power Shift: The New Rules of Engagement’ is a wonderful guidebook for the global leader of the future!
It shows how leadership is evolving – what it was in the past, what it is today and what it is going to be tomorrow, and provides great coaching for a new generation of leaders!
There’s an awakening taking place in corporate America, driven by an increasing pace of change for a new generation of employees passionately committed to living the values we all espouse — collaboration, work-life balance, and serving a greater good.
Now more than ever, purpose-driven leaders working for purpose-driven companies have a distinct competitive advantage when attracting and retaining talent. Today’s best leaders will inspire the best from a multigenerational workforce, giving every employee freedom to excel, while rejecting the old imperatives of structure, control, and coercion.
Sherry and Marc thoughtfully remind us that effective leadership is all about people — understanding, inspiring and influencing them — not control. Open this book and take off on an exhilarating ride explaining “the greatest power shift in history,” and get ready to start dismantling some of your company’s antiquated rules and customs that will unleash engaged leaders at all levels!
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.
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!
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.
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.
IT IS USEFUL TO BE AWARE OF
This is an important book. Clear, well-written, engaging. As ‘The Fourth Turning’ illuminated, the world is continually changing and evolving. It is useful to be aware of and take advantage of the current change. Sherry and Marc describe the generational shift which is affecting all organizations and their leaders. I’ve been recommending this book to others who are on the front edge of change.
UNDERSTAND THE CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE
Very insightful and applicable. This is a must-read for folks who want to engage and realize the potential that resides in every team.