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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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5.1. SINGING THEIR PRAISES

How did millennials become so hungry for feedback and praise? It started the day they were born, when parents and other relatives began bragging about how special they were and celebrating every milestone of their lives. Taking their first steps and speaking their first words were major accomplishments, worthy of kudos and presents. Then there were the graduation ceremonies and gifts when the millennials moved from preschool to kindergarten. By the time they hit first grade, it's no wonder that they felt like the center of the universe.

Millennials heard the words "Good job" just for swinging a bat or finishing homework. In sports, everyone received trophies and medals, whether he sat out the season on the bench or ...

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