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Simon Sinek’s “Millennial Question”

Simon Sinek is a phenomenal speaker on leadership and dives into what he calls the “Millennial Question.”  He talks about why Millennials are perceived as being tough to manage as well as how organizations can create an environment where they can thrive.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vudaAYx2IcE

Key Takeaways:

THE SKILLSET OF BUILDING DEEP MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

  • “Because of unfettered access to dopamine producing devices and media, too many kids don’t know how to form deep and meaningful relationships.” How do we get back to focusing on developing relationships that matter and have an impact?

THE DAMAGING ROLE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION

  • Growing up with social media and other technology, there is a sense of instant gratification. Job satisfaction and relationships are slow, messy processes.  Millennials want to make an impact but expect instant gratification.  We need to learn patience – things that really matter take time.  It’s a journey not an instant swipe left or right.

THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS

  • At this point, organizations need to step up and create environments that build confidence, teach social skills, and create opportunities for relationships and trust to be built over time.
    • What if cell phones weren’t allowed in meetings?
    • How do we find a balance between life and technology?

To learn more about motivating and leading Millennials, contact Ally at ally@sarahbridges.com.  Ally Pearson, M.A. is a consultant with Bridges, a Minneapolis-based organizational effectiveness consulting firm.

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