136. Becoming the Boss & How to Lead in a Multigenerational Workplace

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Ep. 136 – Similar to your GPS recalculating the best route during a car trip, we need to constantly deal with changes in the workplace, and maybe even in our careers.

We might encounter unexpected obstacles or circumstances and have to recalculate where we’re going.

If you’ve been thinking about career moves, are dealing with a setback, or are in the midst of a role transition, you probably know exactly what this constant rerouting feels like.

In this week’s episode of The Manager Track podcast, I am joined by Lindsey Pollak. Lindsey is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the leading career and workplace experts.

We will be discussing navigating change, dive into her thoughts about becoming a boss, and uncover how managers can lead multigenerational teams successfully.

Lindsey Pollak has written four books, and recently released a book in response to the COVID crisis called Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work. Her advice and opinions have appeared in media outlets such as the Today Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, and many more!

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Read Lindsey’s Books:

Recalculating: Navigate Your Career through the Changing World of Work

The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

Getting From College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

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03:48 Recalculating: Navigate Your Career through the Changing World of Work

09:04 Attitude Makes All The Difference

16:18 Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

23:34 Communication: Quantity over Quality

26:02 Money is not enough… humans need praise

31:18 What do you wish all new managers knew?

32:50 Connect with Lindsey

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