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As millennials flood the workforce, the rules of business are in constant flux. Younger employees challenge the value of a forty-hour workweek, question the need to work in a shared office, and push back against many of the assumptions left over from older generations. While it’s easy to write them off as lazy or scattered, the fact is, they understand the key to success in today’s business world: the art of innovation.

If you want to be a successful leader, you must learn how to value anti-ordinariness and measure your followers not by how well they perform their jobs but rather how much they change their jobs.


Leading the Lazy is a must-read for anyone trying to manage today’s multigenerational workforce. From rewarding younger employees for their ingenuity to empowering older employees to take risks, you’ll learn how to differentiate your company from the pack by creating a workplace that encourages creative ideas and embraces change.


Tap into the extraordinary talents of your employees and see what amazing things you can accomplish together!
Here is what they are saying about this book:
"John tackles one of the most important issues we face in U.S. manufacturing head-on! People (our employees) are our most important resources and we must recognize the changing environment and demands in our workforce going forward in order to be successful." -Jeff Hollister, CEO, American Railcar Industries, Inc.

"John Grubbs does a great job of framing the implications and significance of the millennial generation entering the workforce and presents simple tactics for developing a deliberate strategy for engaging the new mindset. “Leading the Lazy” is a must read for proactive leaders seeking to leverage the millennial generation to increase their competitive advantage.” -Mark Bogle, VP and General Manager, Eastman Chemical Company

In John Grubbs' latest work “Leading the Lazy”, John does exactly what he calls today’s leaders to do…examine “traditions of the past through the lens of today’s workforce”. He applies millennial generation thinking to leadership’s traditional best practices to give us tangible actions to make us better leaders for our teams today. -Ron Short, VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Good Shepherd Medical Center

"This is not a rah-rah book. Nor is it a blame-the-young-people book. Instead, it gets the root of bad leadership, digs it out, examines it, and instructs you how grow a better organization. I mean, when was the last time you heard an author proclaim that one of the causes of poor leadership is we don’t like the job?” -Jonathan Peters, Ph.D., CEO, Circumference Communication

"Good leadership is a necessity, but often we get caught up in generational attachments. Once again John notes the influence and impact of the Millennials while delivering practical insights into how to build better leaders and companies." -Monica Cornetti, Founder and CEO, Sententia Gamification Consortium



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"John Grubbs' keynote message is powerful! John is able to clearly convey his knowledge and foresight on the generational changes that affect ALL of us. I had many A-ha moments with his vivid examples. We continue to talk about what his message taught us to this day. You will have to reach for a tissue to wipe tears of emotion and laughter. John's message is memorable and inspirational!"

Maria Gallegos
Texas Chemical Council

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