This book, and the larger project in which it is embedded, evolved out of extended conversations with colleagues over how to deal with my concern about the shortage of opportunities my generation is leaving the next-generation workforce. Four good friends, Tom Barocci, Barbara Dyer, Mary Ann Beyster, and Fran Benson, each in their own way said if I really wanted to improve things for the members of the next generation I should engage them and listen to what they want from their jobs, careers, and personal lives. So I thank them for their advice and for the inspiration to mount this project. My longtime friend and colleague Lee Dyer helped shape, focus, and redirect this effort at key points along the way. I hope that teaching ...

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