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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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11. Getting to the Next Level

“Invest in yourself before you expect others to invest in you.”

—Chip Espinoza

Our hunch is that you didn’t pick up this book just to be a better manager at your present position. You read it because it is a part of your master plan to get to the next level. That is what we love about you. Know this: You do not need a position or title to start leading at the next level.

A Baby Boomer assistant manager from an organization we consulted asked to meet for lunch. His boss had recently resigned, and he wanted an endorsement for the position. When asked what would make him a viable candidate, he responded with a litany of things he would do. Though awkward, we had to ask, “Why aren’t you doing all of this now?” He said ...

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