Millennials are struggling at work because their parents ‘gave them medals for coming last’

Bayekeni Thenga 20

Bosses the world over are struggling with their millennial employees – they say we confound leadership, are self-entitled, narcissistic, lazy and tough to manage.

But according to motivational speaker and author Simon Sinek, this is the result of our parents’ “failed parenting strategies.”

After the astounding success of his video on millennials in the workplace, which has had over 56 million views on Facebook alone, Sinek spoke to The Independent about how our parenting, combined with social media, working environments and our impatience have created a generation plagued by low self-esteem, and what we can do about it.

According to Sinek, 43, parents of millennial have now realised that their well-intentioned parenting strategies may have backfired.

They told us we were special all the time and could have anything we want in life. We got medals for coming in last and if we didn’t get into the best clubs, our…

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