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.