aAs a doctoral candidate I have been researching leadership as it relates to generational preferences in the type of leadership style and have seen repeatedly that leadership makes a difference in the retention, as well as the attraction, of employees. Given the bureau of labor and statistics workforce participation demographics businesses must open their eyes to the fact that there are more job openings than there are skilled workers to participate. Leaders must look to the baby boomer generation to help close the gap’s on employment participation rates. There is a unique workplace that baby boomers are looking for, which usually includes flexibility on work time and workdays as well as medical benefits. Companies like Ingersoll Rand and others are taking steps now to ensure they have an adequate supply of workers. I’m interested in Others opinion as to what businesses can do to attract and retain workers and especially the baby boomer generation worker.