Chapter 5

Being Led and Managed by a Gen Xer

Gen Xers will definitely have a chance to prove that they can be effective leaders, but only time will tell for sure. One problem that Gen Xers will face as leaders is that they are not like either the Boomers or Gen Y. They are sandwiched between these two massive generations, and they are fundamentally out of tune with both. They want to be and were somewhat forced to be independent from the older Boomers, and that very independence makes them out of step with the very team-based Gen Y. However, Gen Xers have some qualities that may make them truly able to step up to the challenge of leadership roles that will eventually be placed on their independent shoulders.

So what do those being managed by ...

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