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Millennials get a bad rap, but it’s not entirely their fault, says leadership consultant Simon Sinek, who explains the factors that influenced their development. He adeptly addresses the problems gen Y workers cause and helps older cohorts to empathize with the plight of their younger colleagues. getAbstract recommends Sinek’s report to employees born between 1984 and 2004 who struggle to settle into the workforce, as well as their managers and HR personnel.

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Leadership and management consultant Simon Sinek is the author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last.

 

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Millennials, those born between roughly 1984 and 2004, have amassed an unfavorable reputation in the workplace. Older cohorts view them as unleadable, egocentric and lazy, with a strong sense of entitlement. Yet the circumstances of millennials’ development aren’t their own doing. Thus, those interested in leading millennials to success must use empathy to develop this cohort of employees. Four factors have shaped millennials’ attitudes:

  1. “Parenting” – As children, millennials endured a “failed parenting strategy” whereby they constantly received praise and earned rewards for mere participation. Parents insisted on positive emotional...

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