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In a chummy, sometimes ungainly panel, leadership consultant Simon Sinek and Wharton professor Adam Grant discuss millennials in the workplace. Journalist Katie Couric moderates, tossing in a moment of strong language among her questions and anecdotes. getAbstract suggests that Sinek’s insights, combined with Grant’s ample research and data, make this a talk you won’t want to miss.

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Simon Sinek is the author of Start with Why, and Adam Grant wrote Originals.


What do millennials seek from their careers and from life? Generally, they share values and goals with the rest of the population: They yearn for a family and community, as well as meaningful work that sustains their lifestyles. However, Wharton professor Adam Grant says, millennials are more likely to ask for what they want because of their emphasis on “self-expression” and low need for “social approval.” Leadership consultant Simon Sinek hesitates to say that millennials eschew approval. Their fascination with garnering likes and followers on social media provides evidence to the contrary.

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