Simon Sinek And The Millennial Question

Simon Sinek And The Millennial Question

Millennial Victims A video of Simon Sinek talking about the 'millennial question', breezed through my Facebook timeline recently. On the first viewing, I thought it to be an excellent explanation of how people of my generation, GenX, can relate to and lead the millennial generation in the workplace. Even after watching it a few times, he makes some very valid points. Yet there is one major flaw in his answer and, unfortunately it's one of the major foundation points of his thesis. Where Simon Is Right I'm now one of the 'older guys' in the work environment. Honestly, I'm not sure how the hell that happened, but it has. I look around my workplace and I see two groups of people: Those like me, 20+ years into their careers, and the 'new kids', those who graduated college after my kids graduated high school and, in some cases, are younger than my oldest daughter. It's been a shock to my system coming to terms with this. At...
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Lessons From The Election – Get Skin In The Game

Lessons From The Election – Get Skin In The Game

Thankfully the shitshow that was the 2016 American Presidential Election has ended. While the results are unexpected and, to many, disappointing, many things have become clear. One major thing is that there is an entire generation that, while heavily invested in the outcome, weren't up to putting some skin in the game. Our society has reached a point where slacktivism has replaced actual activism, actual action, in effecting change in the world. Too many people are protesting without organizing, without being dedicated to the long term effort it takes to bring about change. Our society wants things to happen quickly.... 7 minute Abs, point/click/make a gagillion dollars...but lacks the discipline to put forth continuous effort day in and day out. As the old saying goes: [Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]If it's important, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.[/Tweet] I heard too many excuses from people who wanted a certain outcome for the election but were 'too busy' to put their shoe leather to pavement. The...
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