Millennials Lack Soft Skills: Same Old Story, New Buzzwords

Millennials Lack Soft Skills: Same Old Story, New Buzzwords

Posted by: on Aug 1, 2014 | No Comments

In the media (as well as in our offices, conferences and other professional settings), it is common to hear complaints about the entitlement of rude Millennials (or Gen Yers) unwilling to pay their dues. A quick search of the Millennial’s encyclopedia — Google — renders such article titles as:

  • “A Big Chill: Millennials Learning Harsh Reality of Workplace”
Soft Skills Are a Hard Lesson Learned – For Everyone

Soft Skills Are a Hard Lesson Learned – For Everyone

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2014 | No Comments

Earlier this month, I read an interview about career advice parents could offer their adult Millennial (or GenY) children. While I follow the general logic, the one comment that stuck out – and routinely does in articles and books aimed at educating Baby Boomers on how to “handle” millennials – was suggesting that millennials simply have no soft skills. Sigh…