This Is Why Millennials Are Having Such A Difficult Time In The Workplace

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago Lifestyle


Simon Sinek is an author and a "leadership guru." Right there -- that makes me nervous -- anything you call yourself a guru of anything when it comes to something as abstract as being a life coach, I'm already starting to roll my eyes. But I was all in on Sinek opening statement in this video...

"Apparently this young millennial generation is unleadable, and they frustrate everyone. They're accused of being entitled, and narcissistic, and some have even accused them of being lazy. I think it's an unfair label."

Until he blames the generation that preceded it, which I'm assuming is Generation X. 

"We haven't demonstrated empathy, but we've rather accused them and expressed our frustration."

He lost me on the second half of that thought (I'm nobody's empathizer), but he makes some incredibly smart points. 

In short, millennial have no coping mechanisms and when they get out in the real work and their parents aren't around to bail them out, so when things don't go their way, they don't have to social tools or coping mechanisms to deal with stress in the real world. 

So what happens? They turn to their safe spaces, their coloring books, and their social media accounts.
There are 17 comments:
Male 1,211
I'm a millennial and I'll be here when the real whiners are 6-feet under. Then, and only then, will the rest of us get to live in some god damned peace. 
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Poor millenials: find out they're not gods after all, and hence have poor self-esteem.

Evil boomers: grew up in a time when beating your kids was condoned, if not exactly socially acceptable.

Yes, millenials are the only generation that has issues as a demographic, because of how they were raised...
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Male 105
A few points here, but a few bad ones too. after only 2 minutes he says millenials [1976-1996] grew up with facebook and instagram [2010]. So for him, generations Y (millenials) and Z (iGeneration) are the same. OR millenials only started to grow up at an average age of 24.
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Male 105
m3dm3d Millenials did not grow up on facebook. We grew up with dial-in internet and AOL chatrooms. Our social media was myspace...
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Male 3,401
m3dm3d Yeah, we grew up on MySpace!!!!!
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Male 2,962
Explains a lot.
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Male 1,142
Millennials to Fancy = Liberals to 5cats.
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Male 320
Cracked made a good counterpoint.
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Male 320
muert TLDR for the article I linked.  Every generation thinks the next one is being ruined by technology.  (An example they use is that Chess was perceived as bad for young minds.)  Every generation is spoiled compared to the previous one, because the previous generation has succeeded in making the world slightly better.
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Male 1,169
I was going to post something along the same lines. There are some things that are fantastic about millennials, and other things that are horribly disappointing about millennials, but that is true of every generation.
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Male 673
I'm not "entitled" (40 years old). My kids aren't entitled (18 and 21). We all understand that we are each a special snowflake, that pretty much noone else really gives a damn about. Its called preparing your kids (and yourself) for the REAL WORLD! Too many people seem to have forgotten that over the years.
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Male 927
The current generation is completely messed up by the previous generation because the PREVIOUS generation kept telling them they were raising their kids wrong. So pretty much everyone that had kids is to blame.
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Male 3,401
First 2 minutes and it sounds like the parents of millenials are the problem.
"Teachers don't want to deal with the parents." etc

We didn't ask for participation trophies. Gen Xers gave them to us because -their- kid is a special snowflake. Which generation is the entitled ones?
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Male 1,378
I can see that.. I have long held that Generation X is the worst parenting group ever.  We stopped hitting kids and just gave them drugs instead.  Apparently that is a much better way to go, or at least so im told.
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Male 1,175
daegog Not this gen x-er
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Male 140
daegog Yup, those are the 2 parenting strategies. No other options. Nope.
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Male 1,142
Nobbinz and daegog: Arrrrgh! You two need to upload profile images already. For about 30 seconds, I thought this was Daegog responding to his own comment and I was scratching my head. Squirrels are easily confused. Don't make matters worse!
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