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Management vs. Leadership Mindset: What Millennial Employees Need to Know As They Enter Leadership Roles

The confusion between the role of a manager and a leader has tripped up more than one business professional and cost many companies their very existence. Is ‘the person in charge’ automatically a leader? If you’re managing other people, are you also leading them, by default? Just what is the difference between the two?

According to the current wisdom, managers are principally administrators; they write business plans, set budgets, monitor progress, and, yes, they manage people (but sometimes without the concept of an effective leadership mindset).

Leaders, on the other hand, get organizations and people to change. Most business executives and owners have a mix of management and leadership skills. And, quite often, both skill sets are necessary to run a successful business and team.


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Lisa Orrell, The Generation Relations Expert, is an in-demand corporate speaker, consultant, and professional Leadership & Career Coach for Millennials. She is the author of the award-winning book Millennials Incorporated, and her new book, Millennials into Leadership, was just released on Amazon and praised with 5 star reviews. This new book is the ultimate handbook for Millennials aspiring to be respected, effective young leaders at work. And based on her workforce dynamics expertise, she has also been featured by countless media, such as: MSNBC, ABC, NPR, The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, BNET.com, FoxBusiness.com and Human Resource Executive. For more info about Lisa’s seminars, keynotes, workshops, coaching, and books, visit: www.TheOrrellGroup.com. People also follow Lisa’s insights on Twitter @GenerationsGuru.

The Amazing Hoopla Team That Will Change Your Work Life Forever!

Admit it. The first time you heard the phrase “Hoopla Team®” – maybe last week, or last month, or ten seconds ago, in that headline – you rolled your eyes. Oh yes you did.

But if you have heard it before, you probably also heard about the remarkable turnarounds that are happening across the country when leaders get serious about the transformation of their workplace culture – a transformation that has the Hoopla Team smack dab in the center of it.

Wait a minute, you say. Did you just use the words “serious” and “Hoopla” in the same sentence? You’re darn right I did. Being serious about transformation is not the same as being “serious.” In fact, real transformation starts with a serious commitment to JOY. Fun is NOT frivolous.


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Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestseller. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures in a day. Listen to the free 60-second audio with teammates each Monday to clean up the craziness in your workplace and focus on getting massive results. Sign up today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

Work Stinks? Get Yourself Back Into that First Work-Day Feeling

Remember your very first day on the job? Your shoes had a shine like the tiles on the Space Shuttle and the crease in your slacks could have diced celery. The air was somehow fresher, the birds chirpier. You had been hired. You’d been given a chance to excel, a chance to make a difference.

Now contrast that with this morning.


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Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestseller. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures in a day. Listen to the free 60-second audio with teammates each Monday to clean up the craziness in your workplace and focus on getting massive results. Sign up today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 4 – Eliminate Redundant Work

StrategyDriven Tactical Execution Best Practice ArticleWhether in an economic recession or boom, resources are always limited and redundant work always an unnecessary resource expenditure. Yet no matter how hard leaders try to eliminate redundant work, these practices seem to reappear; often the result of well intentioned actions to correct a performance deficiency or misguided adherence to a legacy practice. Therefore, all leaders from the C-suite to the shop floor must relentlessly wage an ongoing war against unnecessary duplicate work.


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New Century Leaders

What kind of new world leaders should we expect?

Here is one magnifying and surprising solution. I believe we need to teach future business leaders that in our carbon and capital constrained world it is now mission critical to refine all the tools of business to compete on price, quality and social needs. Masters of business administration must also become masters of social needs – from avian and swine flu to energy and environmental matters. I believe this boils down to training to compete for resources and the best minds, while teaching some cultural restraint and leadership skills.


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Bruce Piasecki is the President and Founder of the AHC Group Inc. (www.AHCGroup.com), which since 1981 has provided general management consulting and leadership benchmarking workshops for a range of corporate affiliates and clients. His latest book is The Surprising Solution: Creating Possibility in a Swift and Severe World. To read Bruce’s complete biography, click here.