A solid handbook with basic tips and ideas for aspiring managers, particularly those who are millennials or expect to manage...

Millennial Leadership

THE ULTIMATE MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR GEN Y LEADERS

Debut authors Eliassi and Thompson’s work combines their experience to produce a guide for millennials hoping to become managers and managers hoping to lead millennials.

Eliassi, a millennial, struggled to master management skills. He teamed up with Thompson, an experienced manager and executive, through SCORE, a mentorship program, and used Thompson’s articles and teachings as the basis for this book. The guide outlines step-by-step plans for implementing change, developing leadership traits, creating vision-building tools like mission statements, and using time-management tips. Eliassi, who narrates the book, segues into strategic and tactical plans and ways to craft and use them. Next, he discusses effective communication with an emphasis on intercompany messages. He then moves onto team building, dedicating several chapters to identifying critical positions to fill both now and in the future, recruiting and hiring the right people for those positions, and training and coaching them successfully. He wraps up with a quick summary, touching on the top 10 lessons from the introduction and previous chapters. Because Eliassi is a millennial and Thompson is a baby boomer, they bring not only their differing perspectives, but also well-considered suggestions for working with one another. For example, Eliassi points out that millennials have different priorities from Gen Xers or baby boomers, preferring a healthy work-life balance to a higher salary and looking for positions that offer fast-track advancement and that allow them to make a difference. The more generalized management and HR advice they offer is perfectly sound, if not very revolutionary.

A solid handbook with basic tips and ideas for aspiring managers, particularly those who are millennials or expect to manage them.

Pub Date: April 28, 2016

ISBN: 978-0-692-69647-7

Page Count: 190

Publisher: GlobalView Publishing

Review Posted Online: Nov. 28, 2016

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NUTCRACKER

This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. No, this is the original Hoffmann tale of 1816, in which the froth of Christmas revelry occasionally parts to let the dark underside of childhood fantasies and fears peek through. The boundaries between dream and reality fade, just as Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker's creator, is seen as alternately sinister and jolly. And Italian artist Roberto Innocenti gives an errily realistic air to Marie's dreams, in richly detailed illustrations touched by a mysterious light. A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1996

ISBN: 0-15-100227-4

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harcourt

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996

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IN MY PLACE

From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army chaplain, Hunter-Gault was born in what she calls the ``first of many places that I would call `my place' ''—the small village of Due West, tucked away in a remote little corner of South Carolina. While her father served in Korea, Hunter-Gault and her mother moved first to Covington, Georgia, and then to Atlanta. In ``L.A.'' (lovely Atlanta), surrounded by her loving family and a close-knit black community, the author enjoyed a happy childhood participating in activities at church and at school, where her intellectual and leadership abilities soon were noticed by both faculty and peers. In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges—all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a black student would even think of applying to one of those white schools, the state provided money for black students'' to study out of state. Accepted at Michigan's Wayne State, the author was encouraged by local civil-rights leaders to apply, along with another classmate, to the Univ. of Georgia as well. Her application became a test of changing racial attitudes, as well as of the growing strength of the civil-rights movement in the South, and Gault became a national figure as she braved an onslaught of hostilities and harassment to become the first black woman to attend the university. A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1992

ISBN: 0-374-17563-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1992

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