Chapter 3

Leading and Managing Boomers

Now working for a Boomer boss is one thing, but having a Boomer work for you is another. With the generational parade progressing steadily along, the shift in leadership is inevitable. The Boomers have led the charge for a long time, and many are continuing to lead, but those who have not continued to learn and grow are finding that the workplace and all of its technological innovations are passing the skills of yesteryear with breakneck speed. Many will soon find that they no longer have the skills or capabilities to lead today’s departments, business units, or organizations, but don’t expect them to admit it.

Some of this will take care of itself with the Boomers retiring at a rate of one every 8 seconds, ...

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