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Millennials Who Manage: How to Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become a Great Leader by Joel Schwarzbart, Chip Espinoza

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4. Be True to You

“To attract followers a leader has to be many things to many people. The trick is to pull that off while remaining true to yourself.”

—Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones

This may be a chapter you read over and over. It’s not that this chapter is difficult to understand. Rather, the research reported here will be helpful to you as you negotiate future career promotions.

Almost every keynote or training event we do is followed by a question-and-answer (Q&A) period. It is through Q&A that we find ourselves being led into further research. Recently, a Baby Boomer manager was concerned that one of his Millennial managers was too hard on his direct reports (who were also Millennials). The Baby Boomer asked, “What’s that all about?”

One explanation ...

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