A couple of days ago, an excerpt from an interview of a man talking about the “truth” of the Millenial Generation (born from 1981 to 1997 – if you’re anywhere between 20 and 36 years old) gathered a lot of buzz.
The speaker Simon Sinek is a two-time selling best Author, has one of the most watched TED talks of all time (top 5), and motivational speaker was a guest on Inside Quest where he addressed “How to get people to follow you”.
He explained how we have an entire generation growing up with lower self-esteem than previous generations because they are told they are special all the time and they can have anything they want in life. However, reality sets in and they realize that isn’t the case. He also said the gen is addicted to social media, likes and filters – both literally and figuratively – i.e. to showing the best parts of their lives online.
He also talks about the Responsibilities of a Leader, Measuring Trust, Bad Business Practices of the 80s and 90s, taking phones away in meetings and the millennial generation.
Here’s the one minute clip that went viral –
#WORD ? @truth_society – Don’t compare your behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. – There are people with only 10 likes that have plenty of friends, and people with 1000’s of likes that are incredibly lonely. – There are couples that appear extremely happy yet are in dysfunctional relationships. – There are girls who over-expose their bodies yet feel the most insecure. – There are guys who flaunt lavish lifestyles yet are struggling with debt. – Things aren’t always what they appear to be. Appearances are just that, appearances. #realtalk
The clip resonated with our Instagram followers so we had to go the extra mile and bring BellaNaijarians the full-length video.
Some would say his vision for the future leadership is inspiring, while others may think otherwise. Let us know what you think –
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