Monday, March 6, 2017

Why are
Valve & Zappos so
Scary to Boomers?

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When I was a young lad in my first professional position, I did my very best to learn the structure of the organization as quickly as possible. Who was in charge? Who was the CEO? How do I advance up the corporate ladder here? What are the rules around here? When can I get a raise?

These questions were important because hierarchy and advancement was important. Your position within any organization was based on age, education, loyalty to the company and (drumroll), experience. Which meant, the longer you were at a company, the higher up you went.

Advancement was based on time, effort...etc...people at the top had gray hair, while the people at the bottom had just started at the company. The influencers of the company were at the top.

Advancement took time.


But along came technology and a new generation. They entered companies with the latest technology and management methods, along with data and analytics and a new set of logistics. The influencers were now at the bottom of the company.

Now an organization must move faster. To do that, the management structure, even the environment and methods of advancement must change. Zappos, Google and Valve seem to be leading the way in this management revolution.

To a hierarchy junkie, these companies are a bit scary.

How do we get any work done when there are no managers?


Listen in as I chat with Jeff Smith on his Podcast Vroom, Vroom, Veer on this fun and controversial subject.

Tune in and listen to Brad Szollose on Vroom Vroom Veer


I hope you enjoyed that. Jeff works hard to find guests that think outside the box.

See you next time...

Brad








Brad Szollose
Global Management & Leadership Development Consultant
Author  •  Workshop Facilitator  •  Executive Coach  •  Keynote Speaker


Brad Szollose (pronounced zolis), is a globally recognized Management Consultant and the foremost authority on Millennials and Cross-Generational Leadership Development Strategies.


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TEDX Speaker, Web pioneer and the author of the award-winning, bestseller Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia, Brad is a former C-level executive of a publicly traded company that he cofounded that went from entrepreneurial start-up to IPO in three years; the first Dot Com Agency to go public on NASDAQ. His company K2 Design, experienced 425% hyper-growth, due in part to a unique management style that won his company the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation.
 
Today the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on Millennials, and he has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Inc., Advertising Age, The International Business Times, and The Hindu BusinessLine to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CBS and other media outlets. 
 

Brad's programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their corporate culture, expectations, productivity, and sales growth in The Information Age. 

 

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Leadership Lessons from a Web Pioneer.


The Art & Science of
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Brad Szollose's (pronounced zol-us), is a globally recognized Leadership Development and Management Consultant who helps organizations dominate their industry by tapping into the treasure of a multi-generational workforce. 

He shares his management strategies within the pages of his award-winning, international bestseller Liquid Leadership...strategies that ignited his own company, K2 Design, beginning as a business idea in a coffee shop to a publicly traded company worth $26 Million in just 24 short months with an IPO on NASDAQ.

As a C-Level executive, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen NY Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (the phrase Workforce Culture did not exist back then).

Today the world’s leading business publications seek out Brad’s insights on Millennials, and he has been featured in Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Advertising Age, The International Business Times, Le Journal du Dimanche and The Hindu Business Line to name a few, along with television, radio and podcast appearances on CBS and other media outlets.

Since the year 2010, and the release of his award-winning international bestseller, Liquid Leadership, Brad has created customized training programs for The American Management Association, Tony Robbins Business Mastery Graduates and Liquidnet Holdings, as well as several dozen Fortune 500 companies to name just a few; preparing them for the next generation of business leaders.

Mr. Szollose is also a TEDXSpeaker, and his talk The Age of Radical Disruption, focuses on the impact video games and serious gaming has had on the work habits and behavior of Generation X & Millennials.


Brad’s programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their corporate culture, creativity, innovation, productivity and sales growth in the new Digital Age economy.


Brad's work will expose the secrets to managing a cross-generational workforce:


Brad is the author of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia: Cross-Generational Management Strategies That Are Changing The Way We Run Things and the publisher for Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition: 21 Millennial Authors share their personal journeys of failure and success…based on the success principles of Napoleon Hill.  

 

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