It wasn’t long ago that the basketball world was resigned to the idea that Stephen Curry would never be any more than a talented shooter whose weaknesses (his small size and oddly-turning ankles) would define him. And yet here we are in 2016, where Curry is the defending league MVP and NBA Champion (with a second MVP award coming in a matter of days). What if I told you Curry isn’t the only Millennial who others have tried to limit because of a perceived weakness?
It takes only a few moments on Google to come to the conclusion that Millennials appear to be struggling. Whether they’re under attack for lacking skills or being diagnosed with psychological issues, the cards seem to be stacked against them in ways unique to their generation. And many are quick to define them by their weaknesses.
But despite any doomsday prognostications you may hear, the truth is there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Millennials, like every generation before them, have their strengths and their weaknesses. And it’s up to good leaders to help Millennials be their best selves, their inner Steph Curry. Here are seven habits of leaders who know how to motivate Millennials: