In this new book, best-selling author of Habitudes and leadership expert Dr. Tim Elmore describes the tangible, negative aspects of the “I” world (the world of the Internet) on the youngest segment of millennials, or Generation iY. Unlike other books of this genre, Elmore identifies not only the problems, but the solutions required to help fix this stressed, ill-prepared generation. Generation iY, Our Last Chance to Save Their Future is based on current research combined with Elmore’s experiences of working with more than 300,000 students, faculty, and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country.
About the Author
Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders (www.GrowingLeaders.com), an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Since founding Growing Leaders, Elmore has spoken to more than 300,000 students, faculty, and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country, including the University of Oklahoma, Stanford University, Duke University, Rutgers University, the University of South Carolina, and Louisiana State University. Elmore has also provided leadership training and resources for multiple athletic programs, including the University of Texas football team, the University of Miami football team, the University of Alabama athletic department, and the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. In addition, a number of government offices in Washington, D.C. have utilized Dr. Elmore’s curriculum. From the classroom to the boardroom, Elmore is a dynamic communicator who uses principles, images, and stories to strengthen leaders. He has taught leadership to Chick-fil-A, Inc., The Home Depot, HomeBanc, and Gold Kist, Inc., among others. He has also taught courses on leadership and mentoring at nine universities and graduate schools across the U.S. Committed to developing young leaders on every continent of the world, Elmore also has shared his insights in more than thirty countries-including India, Russia, China, and Australia.
I work with this aged population all the time, so this book was especially relevant to me, but I know that there are many others of you that may have adult children that just don’t seem to get it. Instead you may find yourself frustrated and angry that they don’t see things the same way that you do.
The book provides a clear and insightful look at this generation and provides quality resources and ways to engage them in becommong the leaders that they must become in society today. The book though also does a wonderful job at making it clear that simply understanding them is not enough, instead it is also the steps that we take to help lead them toward the future that is important as well.
As I mentioned I work with this age of students daily as I work in a graduate level program at a college, and I too am seeing these types of issues in the students that I am working with. I have to say that I was impressed with some of the great nuggests that I was able to take out of this book that will assist me in selecting new people for some of the programs that I work with as well as coming to a much better understanding about where these individuals are coming from as well as the world view that they embrace which makes them who they are.
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