I think we’re using millennials as an excuse to ignore the real issue: truly good management is evaporating, it’s going the way of the dinosaurs. And it’s doing so because it is no longer valued by most companies. What is valued is promoting someone into a management role who was great at what they were doing — writing, editing, coding, etc., and doing so without thinking about how well this person will perform as a manager, and giving them no real education on what being a good manager even means. Sometimes this works, but it is more often the outlier than the norm. More often, the great writer does not turn out to be a great manager. They are unhappy and not effective. Their team turns out to be unhappy and not effective. Engagement falls and attrition rises.