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- Parenting. Too many millennials grew up in an environment that coddled them. Participation trophies, it turns out, are a bad thing. When these students graduate into the real world, they struggle with self-esteem.
- Technology. Engagement with social media releases dopamine – the exact same chemical that makes us feel good when we smoke, drink, or gamble. Social media addiction is becoming hard-wired into millennials, causing them to struggle to form deep, meaningful relationships – the natural coping mechanisms that help us to deal with stress.
- Impatience. Millennials have grown up in a world of instant gratification. But there is no app for job satisfaction or healthy relationships. Some things that really matter – purpose, love, joy – take time to develop.
- Environment. Our society puts millennials into corporate environments that aren’t helping them overcome the dysfunction that is built into them. And the worst part is that millennials think they’re the problem.
Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation. -Simon Sinek