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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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OMG—They Are Back!

Over and over again, all across Canada, you can find 50- to 60-year-old parents wincing as their 25-year-old children shamelessly display their hyper inflated expectations and high standards. This embarrassed reaction undoubtedly comes from the fact the baby boomer parents are the same ones who produced a lifestyle and provided an upbringing where these expectations and standards were made possible.

Most parents born in the 1950s assumed their children would follow the same predictable, upwardly mobile path built on good jobs and relative security. Instead, they see that their adult children have acquired a taste for gourmet burgers, expensive craft beers and addictive electronic devices that they might not be able to afford ...

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