One of the things I really value about a good book is the ability to wrap language around thoughts or observations I have had in my daily work and life. As an executive coach, I work with all 4 generations and see the effect of the impact of them in the workplace. Ira has done a great job of putting language around what we have all seen.
Especially poignant for me were:
-Clearer definitions of the 4 generational groups.
-The “Perfect Labor Storm” and its implications in the workplace.
-The squeeze play happening to gen-x, and the “gray” ceiling that is keepin gen-x from moving into the positions of power that would have traditionally been theirs.
-And most importantly: some things we can do once we understand the language.
Great job, Ira. I, too, feel like a gen-y trapped in a boomer body! I can’t wait for your next book!