Millennials Matter by Danita Bye
Danita Bye held a breakout session at the C12 Currents event in GA this past May. Her background is in training sales people for success. In more recent years, she has turned her attention to training and mentoring Millennials in the work place.
Many of the stereotypes associated with the Millennials are true; Ms. Bye discusses several of these, and even includes quotes from Millennials with their take on this generation’s strengths and weaknesses, how they were raised, and their choices as they enter and want to succeed in the work place.
I can’t say there were ‘revelations’ in this book, but there were many helpful take-aways and some excellent reminders. I found myself highlighting many reminders that pertain to leadership in general. Her focus is how to share, walk alongside, not just ‘teach’ these great lessons when working with the Millennial generation in the work force. I found myself irritated a few times, but then remembered that it is our job to welcome, mentor, and coach our staff for success, personally and professionally. This book is definitely worth your time; bring your highlighter. –CMW