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The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates
This book is packed with hard data and interesting anecdotes. It provides actionable solutions and a detailed roadmap for retaining and developing the next generation of leaders. Written for managers, professionals of all generations, and even parents, You Raised Us, Now Work With Us offers a practical and thoughtful interpretation of the stereotypes that preceded Millennials into the workplace. Rikleen dispels those stereotypes with fresh analysis as well as concrete strategies for helping the generations better understand each other and build more collaborative relationships.
Lauren Stiller Rikleen is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce. She brings decades of experience to her analysis, including as an author, a law firm partner, a mediator, and a professional and community leader. She is frequently requested to appear as a keynote speaker and to lead programs and workshops that offer concrete strategies for: strengthening multi-generational teams; creating a culture that supports women’s leadership and advancement; and minimizing the impacts of unconscious bias in workplace decisions.
The book provides a cultural and familial context to the key behaviors attributed to Millennials, while offering practical advice and proven strategies to help all generations maximize each other's strengths in the workplace. You Raised Us - Now Work With Us is an indispensable resource for Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers wanting to bring out the best in each other and enhance their own career success.
Praise for Your Raised Us, Now Work With Us
Since the original hardcover release, the book has received accolades from the media and from experts on generational issues. “Read this book if you want to get beyond stereotypes and understand millennials and the work place. Lauren Rikleen provides terrific practical insight that will help employers harness the talent of millennials in the workplace. Whether you are a parent, an educator, or an employer, this book will help you understand the dynamics of the millennial generation. Buy the book. Give it to your friends. They will thank you.”
—David P. Angel, President, Clark University
“Rikleen takes on the mythology that Millennials are soft and entitled and turns it on its head. With original research and a wealth of fresh and powerful voices, she draws a more complex and nuanced portrait of a young, tech-savvy, highly skilled and dedicated generation with a different definition of success. That they put more stock in efficiency, quality and performance, rather than in the ‘tried and true’ long hours of face time in the office is, Rikleen points out, something not to be denigrated, but celebrated. Essential Reading for employers, employees, and parents of any generation.”
—Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestselling “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time,” long-time, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and director of the Better Life Lab at New America
"It is easy to simply write that Millennials are entitled. It is much harder to write a nuanced portrait that accurately captures the complexities of the Millennial Generation, but that's precisely what Lauren Rikleen has done in You Raised Us - Now Work with Us."
— Keli Goff, author of Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence
"If you look at the organizational pyramid of many of today's companies and apply a generational label to each typical level in the hierarchy you will generally find 'boomers'in top management, 'Gen Xrs' in middle management and Millennials' in lower management. It is in the latter group where a majority of day-to-day client contact occurs. In my former company, a global financial services organization of more than 30,000 people, I, and 10 other boomers focused on strategic decisions; roughly 1,000 Gen X middle managers transformed those decisions into local actions; and all the rest, roughly 29,000 out of 30,000, most of whom were under 30, delivered our products and services to our customers, working with them every day, and shaping their opinion of our company.
These groups do not think alike. As a leader it is critical to understand how they are not alike, and to harness that knowledge for the greater good of the enterprise, as well as for each member of these groups. That understanding can clearly be found in Lauren Rikleen's book. It is a must read for those making major decisions for their companies. Understanding how those decisions will be executed means understanding who will execute them. That understanding can start here."
—Ron Logue, former CEO, State Street Corporation
"There is a long tradition of the older generation misunderstanding and denigrating the younger generation, but it need not always be so. Lauren Rikleen presents a healthy alternative to this pattern in her wise and informative book. Drawing on her own research as well as other studies, and presenting survey findings along with individual perspectives, she explains today's emerging adults to their potential employers and colleagues, to the benefit of both sides. This book provides a road map toward a workplace that is not only more productive but more harmonious and humane."
—Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Clark University, co-author (with Elizabeth Fishel) of When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?
"Generational differences are causing uncertainty and strife in the uncharted waters of the digital economy, but they don't have to. In You Raised Us – Now Work With Us, Lauren Rikleen does a brilliant job of outlining the nuances behind many of the stereotypes that befall Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials – particularly critical as more Millennials enter the workforce at the same time Boomers are delaying their retirements. Her book paves the way for workers of all ages to not just tolerate generational differences, but thrive by embracing the best of them. Backed by data and powerful anecdotes, Rikleen has written the manual we need to redefine team effectiveness and workplace success for the new millennium."
—Jenny Blake, author of Life After College
2/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
ABA Book Publishing
6 x 9 Paperback
2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
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