It seems that bashing Millennials has become a favorite national sport. The latest one to exercise with the Millennials instead of a punch bag is Simon Sinek, the author of three bestselling books: “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”, “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t”, and “Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration”.
So, you are the Millennial…
One of those young people who prefer texting to talking, and have never experienced a loss greater than that of a mobile phone?
Accused by parents, older siblings, work colleagues and all and sundry for being never satisfied, too much expecting, too little offering and too much demanding, a way-over- the-top self-appreciating?
Someone who is supposedly hard to manage at work, only because you want to work in a place with purpose, want to make an impact, and want free food and bean bag chairs with that? Want a reason to come to work, not just a place to go to work!
Well, it seems that it is not your fault after all!
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist who passionately believes in people’s ability to build a bright future together. His faith in motivation and inspiration as drivers of the quest for a satisfying, productive and innovative workplaces and, ultimately, more successful companies.
In this funny and insightful monologue about Millennials, generational divide and collision, Simon passionately, and eloquently, both attacks and defends a typical Millennial, not only explaining why, but also offering some useful hints as to what to do and how to manage this rapidly changing world of work.
The video has fast gone viral, accumulating millions of views and shares.
Watch it below.