Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

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Keith Ballard : The problem with this vague definition of a "millennial" is that it leads to calling people that are about to turn 30 "kids".

Aaron Orrantia : Am I the only 90s kid that agrees with him and that isn't butthurt about this awful truth?

ador757 : This is probably one of the most unfair assessment of millennials. 1. Millennials are willing to work with little to no pay called internships, just so they can gain experience and land a good job in the future. How is this entitled? 2. Millennials think they're special? Lets look at the facts, which generation is living off huge retirement benefits at the cost of crippling taxes to the younger generation? 3. With cellphones and instant gratification, are millennials the only generation guilty of such addictions, no because it affects all humans and not only to a specific generation. 4.Millennials are impatient? Which generation is delaying parenthood or abandoning it entirely just because of the fact that supporting a family with an average income is almost impossible?(During the same age, parents of millennials already had a house and could support a family with just 1 person working and the other looking after the children) 5. Millennials are spoiled? Which generation is willing to pay student loans years after they've graduated just so they can get a college diploma and have a chance at a decent life? There are a lot of points that seems to make sense but the more you listen to him, the more you realize that not all are true or based on facts but rather a biased view on millennials.

ralfov : People talking about millennials annoy me way more than actual millennials.

I agree : The funny thing is that millennial bashing is mostly coming from the baby boomers who themselves are arguably the most spoiled, most entitled, lazy and greedy generation that the world has seen as they grew up in the most prosperous, high growth, high job security, never had to worry about getting/losing a job, affordable house, once you got the house the house price steadily increased etc etc, historically the most privileged generation. So it quite rich coming from them how spoiled and entitled millennials are.

Ganesh Nayak : the best part is host did not interrupt him even once. great job

Patrick Curtis : Simple recipe for creating the worst generation. Take a generation of people raised in an economic boom where jobs were plentiful and minimum wage was high, have them raise kids poorly, use up all the resources of the world, drain the economy, and then throw those children out into a world full of war, death and conflict. Make sure they can't afford a house, can't afford to marry and are buried in debt because they were all told they had to spend all that money the didn't have on a college education. Completely devalue the idea of love and society with the post modernist bullshit, get the kids addicted to drugs, technology and Facebook, destroy the education system, pump them full of Ritalin and send them out into the worst economic recession in human history. Then to top it all off blame those kids for absolutely everything wrong with the world. Now you have millennials.

Aniv Khawaunju : im so tired of people hating on millennials. Millennials are probably the most hard working generation due to the competition and unstable economy that the baby boomers and generation x created. I have to take classes 4 days a week and work 3 days a week and because of college competition, i need to do an internship, do sports, join clubs, have a great gpa and even after all that I still might not get into a good college. literally who cares about facebook and phone adiction when we have so much more on our plates. At least millennials are the most knowlegeable when it comes to politics and science and technology. what these old people had trouble learning for a decade we grasp in a few months.

zunzara89 : I am not American and I don't really understand this concept of "hard work" that is so valued in the US. In my country we don put work on the pedestal. There are many other things that are valued over hard work. Of course you have to work for your money... but that is not end all be all. Other thing I noticed is the hipocrisy of Western world.. their mouth is full of this hard work when in fact immigrants and underprivileged are doing the real difficult jobs. Can someone explain to me why is that?

Kayla Empson : I really enjoyed this video; however, I wish he added the three very important hands millenials are dealt- a bad economy, the cost of living, and student debt.

WissCoast : Ok, I've destroyed my phone, what's next?

Salmontres : Honestly, older people always complain about the younger generation. This idiot is just trying to sound smart while doing it.

Kirill Ryadchenko : From my experience, the generational labeling doesn't work if you didn't grow up in the US. I wasn't exposed to participation medals and being told that I'm special. In my background being special was a heavy burden which came with major disadvantages. Does it make "Millenials" applicable only to the US? Because in Europe and Asia kids were exposed to a different kind of treatment.

Braulio Cassule : 11:40 this guy got the point..

Jonathan Wojcik : Here's what guys like this tool don't understand: Millenials watched the world crumble around them. The economy collapsed as they came of age and all most millenials have to show for years of college is now crushing debt, wages don't match cost of living and more people live in poverty than ever in this country. They want to be guided carefully through their day to day work because the slightest threat of failure, of being reprimanded or demoted or fired, is a threat of homelessness and death. For Boomers it would have just been a threat of inconvenience until you walked right in to some other job and got hired. Today, losing your job can be final.

Z : Gee I wonder why they're not happy: "In 2015, Millennials in New York City were reported as earning 20% less than the generation before them, as a result of entering the workforce during the great recession. Despite higher college attendance rates than Generation X, many were stuck in low-paid jobs, with the percentage of degree-educated young adults working in low-wage industries rising from 23% to 33% between 2000 and 2014. In 2016, research from the Resolution Foundation found Millennials in the UK earned £8,000 less in their 20s than Generation X, describing Millennials as "on course to become the first generation to earn less than the one before"." Perhaps the reason Millennials think they deserve a raise after little time at work is because you're starting out paying them 20% less than you did the generation before them despite having exponentially more college debt than that generation.

depfro : This guy is insufferable. It's sad because he thinks he is being profound but is actually just spouting vague generalizations that any high school student could see.

Indy Jones : When he talks about "friends" canceling if a better opportunity comes up really hit me

Angela DiAngelo : I have a child born in 1993 I use to play checkers with her when she was a little girl and I never let her win. My family use to give me hell "come on let her win" they would say. They tried to make me feel like a bad parent but I knew better. The first time she actually beat me was the best day for her because she knew she did it on her own. I gave no stickers until she deserved them, no praise for a job not done properly. That's the the way I brought her up I taught her to work for her rewards and today she is a remarkable 23 year old not a MILLENIAL

Dave Watts : The term "millenials" is just what us adults today use to describe the same thing our parents and grandparents described when they talked about kids. 1970: "kids these days are ..." is the same as 2017: "millenials these days are ..." The truth is it's just a generalization. I know some 24 year-olds who are absolutely nothing like a stereotypical millenial, and I konw some 45 year-olds who are TEXTBOOK milenials. Do you want to know the secret? So called millenials are no more spoiled, entitled, immature, or in search of instant gratification then kids 40 years ago.

Blender Eripex : I'm confused. Where are all the kids that got into honors classes through parental whining? I never saw any of those. And I wonder where all my participation rewards are. Oh wait, in the garbage where I knew they belonged. Not that I ever had enough to bother counting in the first place. And I recall in high school after our school got second place, being told and agreeing that we basically lost. The people who point out the participation medals haven't actually interacted with any children at all. And I've never been told I can have anything because I want it, I've been taught that because this is america, I can do a lot of things if I want to... work for it. This guy needs to stop looking to social media complaints for his facts.

Shelby Cofrances : I'm sorry to anyone who is in denial but this guy hit the nail on the head. He is 100% right.

dewfish : Any time humanity is broken up into these goofy ass "generation labels", its really just thinly veiled ageism.

Carl Michael : A few truths dressed up in nonsense. He keeps referring to kids. The oldest millennials are in their mid thirties now. If anything millennials are more self confidant. He seems to be more talking about Generation Z.

Im On Da Web : please stop- generalizing a whole generation

mubzy122 : As a millennial (I'm 22) I do agree with the general message of what he's saying. However, our generation is the most accepting, we accept everyone regardless of their race, orientation, beliefs, abilities etc and I, for one, am proud of this. Also, it's the older generation messing up the world and we have to deal with that and try and sort it. The UK has over 1 trillion in debt, forget about it!

eNtyck : I love how the people in the audience laugh in the beginning like it is all fun and games and later on they realize they are all fucked up in the head and noone is laughing :D

Bruh : I’m a millenial apparently. This world is rugged. You gotta work hard for what you want and not give up because there’s a bump in the road. The world isn’t gonna hand you anything for free. You just have to have patience. It’s a race that you may never see the end of. That’s why you must enjoy the journey. Sometimes life will feel like shit and you’re stuck in an endless pit of hell and sometimes it will feel great like you’re on top of the world sometimes it’ll feel like you’re stuck in a freaking limbo juggling the world on your back trying to make decisions . You aren’t entitled to anything. You earn it

Matthew The Great Coin Roll Hunter : The young people are not the problem. They are the solution. If you're not empowering them to fix this, then sit down; look pretty!

Prestantious Unicorns : This guy has no idea about the way we're going. Society will only become more dependent on technology and too bad if you think it's an addiction.

Isaiah Freeman : What if Millenials are no different than any other generation? What if we keep complaining about the same thing about each new generation using the new technology and the same parenting as reasons for the differences? What if this is a common factor for every new generation? They will also grow up and change like every gen before them perhaps. I ask these questions because I distinctly remember the hate Gen X got. And have seen other articles and studies that support this view.

Jemma Xoxo : Dopamine is literally released for so many things - discovering new things, making a to do list... I guess those are all now equivalent to an alcohol addiction also??

Iker Garcia : If he's saying millenials are lazy, difficult to work with... Then a lot of companies would just hire older people, and not only that, they would be successful, because if he's saying that about millenials then he thinks older people are not as lazy and difficult to work with. But then, why is it that almost no companies have only older people? And why is it that most of the successful companies are mostly formed by young people? Just asking.

Deft ZA : Widespread internet use has been around for younger people's entire lives.[607] The youth of the 2010s were called the "best-behaved generation on record." In May 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that teenage pregnancies and their uses of drugs and alcohol reached record lows.[608] A 2013 survey showed that the rate of teen smoking dropped to 15.7%, the rate of teenagers having unprotected sex dropped to 34% and the rate of teenagers participating in a physical fight dropped to 25%, much lower than their counterparts 22 years earlier.[609] E-cigarette and smokeless tobacco use among teenagers rose.[610] Reference:https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010s#Youth_culture

Some Curiosities : What a crock of crap!

Geraint Scott : This guy is describing a very specific and frankly small group of people. Do those people sound awful? Absolutely. Do they make up an ENTIRE generation? Absolutely not! This is completely riddled with generalisations that simply don't stick - some people might exhibit some of those behaviours, but there is not an entire generation of people who exhibit all of those behaviours to the maximum extent. He is yet another uninteresting, unoriginal hack ripping on people younger than him to get a few minutes of fame. Pathetic.

minh quan Do : The fact that anyone would listen to whatever the hell Simon Sinek (or just about any other motivational speaker) says is beyond me. What the hell has this guy done exactly? Let's see him lead a team, build a company, etc. He writes books about leadership but I don't see too many examples of him leading anyone. Talk is cheap. As for the people that listen to motivational speakers, cut the crap; nobody can motivate you, you have to motivate yourself.

Adam Payne : He makes some good points, but I think it was fearful parents and not misguided parenting tactics that made millennials the way they are. Fear that any punishment or risk would be called abuse. Fear that any humor would be called offensive. The parents sheltered the millennials because a busybody in the grocery store could call CPS if they saw the parent actually parenting.

Bas : i dont agree when people think putting down your phone makes you more sociable, if i left my phone in the house nothing would change its no different than reading a newspaper or a magazine, or staring into the wall

rascally : “Everybody sounds like they got it all figured out” well just like you Simon. 2:48

Whatever, Fuck Usernames : Why are these people laughing? You think it's funny that our generation has devolved into depressed, antisocial people who will fail as a whole? Not a smile cracked on my face. Not once.

OmegaWolf747 : Outsourcing is the cause of a lot of ills the millennial generation faces. Remember the days when you could drop out of high school and work in the factories? Long gone. Now you need a master's degree to do anything and must go into debt to earn one.

primaXnocte - : Technology isn't the issue. The overuse of it is. Just take a look at the habits of highly successful people. They read books, stay positive, and DON'T WATCH TV other than news and stock tips. Comparatively to your average American, the successful one is watching far less TV and actually getting out and doing. Also, an employee noted on Bill Gates work ethic that in 4 days you could work 81 hours and have trouble catching up with him.

Rain ForevaDJ : Businesses is at fault...this foolishness makes no sense. Parents are responsible for how they raise kids....not accepting responsibility for ones actions is accepting repetitive failure this is the bs that causes this socialist idealism. Take ownership of your actions that creates wealth and progress. This is the beginning of failure of thought. Stop being a whiny generation and do what it takes to succeed. Companies are not responsible for our actions....what a load of bullshit socialist ideals.

Damien : But then we get into the Millennials who have debilitating disorders., say for example autism, ADHD, etc as well as the kids who DIDN'T receive any and everything they wanted, but still have problems coping due to different problems. Being autistic and having ADHD, OCD. and Clinical Depression, I find it significantly hard to create meaningful bonds with people, get a job, or have any meaning in life whatsoever. Now, that isn't because of technology, it's because of a swirling cocktail of the cards that were dealt to me in life. And, no, before anyone says it, I'm not blaming my disorders for all my problems, but I know that it's clear there's a huge correlation between everything that I have, and everything that I have trouble with. I didn't get the "Special" treatment, unless you mean getting thrown into a special school for the ones who they think won't ever be able to have a brain, I didn't ever get into social media, because it's just endless arguments about politics, people, or just plain stupidity. How am I supposed to fix what is unfixable?

BruceCampbell0886 : Him comparing dopamine high from social media to alcohol and cigarettes was a bit disingenuous. Those substances have age restrictions, not because of the natural chemical dopamine, but because of the foreign ones: ethanol and nicotine. You also get a dopamine high from everyday things like listening to music, exercise and discovery. Should music have an age restriction?

NA NA : its always frustrating to see pseudo scientific hacks twist and use things like brain chemistry or psychology to fit their bullshit. everything he stated about dopamine is so absolutely WRONG i don't even know where to start.

Ella B : Hmm millennials are ‘entitled’ AND have low self esteem that makes sense.

Lobos222 : Employers basically trying to validate that they only pay minimum wage. What a load of BS! Students have it easier now, with record high student loan debt, little access to good payed jobs and so on. The main reason allot of people dont want to "try", is because there is no "working your way up" anymore!

BowHunter77 : This guy is a quack. I hate working because the wages are awful, I get no mandatory vacation, no insurance, and my retirement will be non existent thanks to baby boomers.