Millennials are managing corporations, starting their own businesses and leading communities; they are playing a critical role in society ensuring the world remains responsible, productive and (hopefully) peaceful well into the future.
It was in 400 BC Socrates said:
“Our youth love luxury. They have bad manners and despise authority.
They show disrespect for their elders and love to chatter in place of exercise.
Young people are now tyrants…. contradict their parents…..gobble up food and terrorise their teachers“
Like Socrates, many of us get caught up in our “good ol’ days” which is unfair on those that are living theirs now.
Simon Sinek talks about 4 dimensions contributing to the challenges faced by this current generation in his you tube video:
Sometimes I think like Socrates; other times I look at my teenage children and their friends and think – Wow, they have so much knowledge and desire to make a positive difference to the world. The other skills they will need in life will come later, just like it did for all previous generations but overall, I am confident that the world is in good hands.
**Charlie is an expert in developing external sales teams and people, particularly where relationships and solution selling are the key differentiators.