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!
"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.
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
"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