I wanted to share (with some pride, I must admit) what some super smart people are saying about our book, When Millennials Take Over, upon reading an advance copy. The pre-order page on Amazon is now live! The Kindle version goes on sale February 24, and hard copies available March 12 (earlier if you come to our speaking events in early March!). Maddie and I are truly excited about this book. It was even more fun to write than Humanize, and while I love the big-picture, whole-system framework that Humanize provides, I am happy that this book gives you the right here, right now kind of advice to make your organization’s culture truly remarkable, the kind that people want to be a part of, and can’t understand why other organizations do it differently. Order the book today, and check out what people are saying:
Notter and Grant make a compelling case for why Millennials act as a “secret decoder ring” to help us understand what drives customers and employees in today’s business climate. By adopting the four capacities – digital, clear, fluid and fast – you’ll be much better prepared to attract top talent, retain customers and stay competitive.
-Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human
The old ways of managing simply don’t work for today’s employees. Notter and Grant share insightful ways to help both leaders and employees understand how to work better together by focusing on results over process. When Millennials Take Over is a powerful guidebook that needs to be in the hands of every manager to effectively start unlocking the true potential in every person.
-Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, authors of Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It
When Millennials Take Over reveals what Generation Y can teach us all about creating organizations with stronger cultures and expanded influence in the market. Whatever you think of Millennials, they’ve arrived during a tectonic shift in management. Through case studies, real-world research, and client examples, this book highlights how to harness their energy and insights.
-Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
Social technology has already been pushing us to be more open and authentic as leaders, and now the Millennial generation–who grew up in this environment–will take this to the next level. Notter and Grant have identified the four key capacities every organization needs to build stronger cultures and to attract the best customers and top talent in the Digital Age.
-Charlene Li, author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and Founder & CEO of Altimeter Group
Much has been written about the arrival of the Millennial Generation in our workplaces. WhenMillennials Take Over gives us insights into how to turn this burgeoning fact into profound strategic advantage. Be prepared to shed your hierarchy, embrace technology, and change fast. If you don’t, someone will do it for you and to you, and you will be left wondering what the heck just happened.
-Richard Sheridan, CEO, Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations, and author of Joy, Inc.—How We Built a Workplace People Love
An intelligent book that CEOs from every industry should read. It is a rich resource that has the power to transform a work culture into one that allows any business to thrive.
-Patricia Kearns, PT, President and CEO, Quality Living, Inc.
Because Millennials are entering the workforce at an extraordinary time when our world is rapidly becoming more complex and connected, they will have a huge impact in how organizations are led and managed. That makes the impressive, actionable insights in When Millennials Take Over a must read for us all.
-Kare Anderson, TED speaker on Opportunity Makers, author of Mutuality Matters and Forbescolumnist
In this work, Jamie and Maddie share their insights into what makes successful modern organizations work, going beyond cliché and into the hard facts that will help leaders strengthen their culture across generational lines. Their focus on values is particularly critical for all leaders to master. Follow their guidance and build a culture that will unify your employees and place the power of transparent and diverse thinking squarely into your vision, mission and strategy.
-Amith Nagarajan, Chairman and CEO, Aptify
When Millennials Take Over is critical reading for anyone who wants to understand the divide in expectations between the entrenched workforce and the next generation of management. Maddie and Jamie provide a well researched, insightful and thought provoking exploration into what it might take to bridge the gap between current work modalities and future norms and behavior patterns.
-Ari Lightman, Professor, Digital Media and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University
To succeed in the Millennial Age, businesses of all sizes must become fluent in social technology and learn to pivot in the face of constantly shifting customer expectations and industry changes. As a CEO (and Millennial), I highly recommend this book for any leader that wants to stay ahead of the curve – and consistently attract the best employees and most loyal customers.
-Shama Hyder, CEO of the Marketing Zen Group and author, The Zen of Social Media Marketing
It’s really refreshing to see an optimistic view of Millennials in the workforce! This book is a timely guide for any leader involved in technology and mobility, culture, and how organizations can prepare to meet the rapidly evolving expectations of employees.
-Daniel Kraft, President and CEO, Sitrion
Social business goes so much deeper than the technology. When Millennials Take Over shows us just how deep it goes. Read this book to understand how your company can thrive in the decades to come.
-Sandy Carter, leading social business executive
Want to view the world through the eyes of the Millennial generation? This is the book to read! Notter and Grant make a powerful case that we are in a revolutionary moment in history with major changes taking place in business, leadership, and management. They not only illustrate beautifully, with many fascinating case studies, the characteristics of this revolution, but they also offer practical advice on how to join. They demonstrate clearly that this revolution is already naturally embraced by the Millennial generation. The rest of us can either learn to understand this world and partner with the Millennials, or feel lost at sea.
-Hugh O’Doherty, Senior Associate at Cambridge Leadership Associates and Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government
When I have the opportunity to speak in front of an audience of CEOs, I typically hear comments such as, ‘We don’t really need to worry about how Millennials buy because our audiences are Baby Boomers.’ When Millennials Take Over, by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant, shows not only that this thinking is wrong, but that this generation is the future of your business. They give you steps to prepare for a world when Millennials will be the decision-makers. The future is now.
-Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich and author of Spin Sucks
A scholarly yet eminently clear and accessible analysis on what Millennials—and all future workers–expect in today’s workplace, and how to optimize your organization to meet those needs and truly engage the 21st century worker.
-Robert Berkman, Faculty, School of Media Studies, the New School for Public Engagement and author of Find it Fast: Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More
The Millennials are taking over – and depending on where you’re standing, that’s either really scary or the best news you’ve heard in a long time. Drawing on a wealth of research and illuminating case studies, Notter and Grant’s book is a manifesto of change for the better. I’m ridiculously optimistic about the future. Read this book. You will be, too.
-Ted Coiné, CRO of Meddle.it and co-author, A World Gone Social
In When Millennials Take Over, Notter and Grant present a concise and thought-provoking look at how their research says management must change and why Millennials are the decoder rings for making this happen. As they did in Humanize, this book provides a roadmap to reach the goals they’ve identified for organizations: Digital. Clear. Fluid. Fast. Many of my clients will benefit from this book as soon as I can share it with them. Organizations do need to adapt and adopt. This book gives them some great ideas about how they can do that.
-Rick Rice, CEO, RTR Communications