Introduction

 

I spend most of my time interviewing Americans born between 1963 and 1977, the fifty-two million Americans known as Generation X. In those interviews, I ask Xers how they are being managed, how that is affecting their work, how they want to be managed, how they are looking at their careers, and how they are balancing their careers with the noncareer aspects of their lives.

I spend most of the rest of my time sharing what I am learning about Generation X in the workplace with those who rely on Xers’ time, energy, creativity, and hard work—with those who are “Managing Generation X,” which is the title of my first book. I try to help managers and business leaders to understand Xers better and to bring out the best in the young people ...

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