I am a huge Bruce Tulgan fan, and I use It’s OK To Be The Boss as a daily reference when managing my own team. My hope was that I would gain new tips and insights from his new book—Not Everyone Gets A Trophy—and I was NOT disappointed.
As its title suggests, the book spotlights Generation Y and offers considerable insight into how this age group can positively impact the workforce. While this generation is often labeled "high maintenance,” the book's research reveals that the right strategies can turn it into "highly productive”.
Not Everyone Gets A Trophy touches on everything accounting firms care most about: client service, team work, productivity, management, learning, teaching and building leaders. These topics will keep you absorbed as you move from hiring to motivation and eventually on to management.
Not Everyone Gets A Trophy draws upon new insights gleaned from the immense amount of research Bruce and his team completed in preparation of the book. With sections that explore the fallacies related to Generation Y along with strategies for managing this age group more effectively, Not Everyone Gets A Trophy serves as a handbook for motivating and integrating Millenials within any team or organization.
Being prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that emerging Generation Y leaders possess is crucial for any firm looking to arrive at that next level. We often do not know what we are looking at – even when it is right in front of our eyes. Not Everyone Gets A Trophy provides a set of eye glasses to help us clearly discern the potential residing in this oft-misunderstood age group.
There's no question you will see your own firm reflect in the book's examples. Understanding is the bridge between an inability to manage Millenials effectively and the capacity to transform that group into a vital part of a "powerhouse" firm.
My Recommendation: Do yourself (and your firm) a favor by adding Not Everyone Gets A Trophy to your summer reading list!
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