Millennials are entitled, narcissistic and lazy – but it’s not their fault

Jan 6, 2017 by

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The leadership consultant blames corporations – not millennials for performance

He says they were brought up on ‘instant gratification’ so need more help

Expert claims ‘every child wins a prize’ and social media has left Gen Y unable to deal with the real world

Leadership consultant Simon Sinek has been told that millennials – people born after 1982 – are ‘entitled, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy’ – but he believes it is not their fault.

The author’s response to the ‘millennial question’ on Inside Quest ‘broke the internet’ after he revealed why many young people may display the undesirable qualities listed by their bosses.

He explained millennials grew up in an environment where ‘every child wins a prize’ only to find the ‘real world’ after school is much different.

Sinek explained millennials are used to ‘instant gratification’ because of how they were brought up (stock image)

Where they were told they were special all the time, they were told they could have anything they want in life just because they want it.

‘Some of them got into honours classes, not because they deserved it, but because their parents complained,’ Mr Sinek said.

‘And some of them got As not because they deserved them, but because teachers didn’t want to deal with the parents.

‘(They were) thrust into the real world and in an instant, they find out they’re not special, their mums can’t get them a promotion. And by the way, you can’t just have it because you want it.’

The 43-year-old Englishman said he researched millennials after constantly being asked by business-leader for help dealing with them at work.

‘People would say they were struggling with their millennials at work,’ he said.

Source: Simon Sinek to tour Australia and New Zealand after millennial video goes viral | Daily Mail Online

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