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Rookie Mistake : Five Critical Errors to Avoid As a New Leader (Hardcover) (Mchargue Mike)
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Every company that experiences meaningful growth faces a similar challenge with new leaders, often promoting those who are the smartest or those that have been there the longest, regardless of whether they have leadership experience or potential for leading others. With Baby Boomers moving out of the workforce in record numbers and younger Boomers and GenXers taking their place at the top of organizations, the responsibility for first-level and mid-level leadership falls to GenY and Millennials, many of whom are poorly equipped to lead due to a lack of experience, desire or “fitness" as a leader of people. This new wave of talent has different strengths and weaknesses from older generations, and must be led differently. Mike McHargue, an executive consultant with Patrick Lencioni's Table Group, has seen these problems at some of the largest companies in the world and some of the smallest. His new book, Rookie Mistake offers a clear, timely and powerful guide to overcoming these challenges and promoting talent in a way that protects and strengthens the company. Leaders and managers that put McHargues guide into action can be confident in the future of their organizations' leadership.