Antonio Neves

PODCAST: Stop trying to fix millennials

‘How can we, as leaders, as managers, show up a little bit differently?’

February 22, 2018

Millennials don't leave companies, they leave their managers, says Antonio Neves, a millennial workplace speaker, author, and award-winning journalist.

Young professionals want to be nurtured by leaders who are clearly invested and engaged in organizational and personal success, and won't settle for managers who muddle through their careers.

“Millennials aren't something to be fixed. The same way Gen Xers, who were called slackers, weren't something to be fixed. The same way baby boomers, who were innovative when they came to the workplace, weren't something to be fixed. Millennials are something to be harnessed and appreciated,” Neves tells the CUNA News Podcast.

Neves will make his debut as emcee at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference, which starts Feb. 25 in Washington D.C.

“How can we, as leaders, as managers, show up a little bit differently?” Neves asks.

For over 10 years, Neves worked as a business correspondent, host, and producer with top networks, including NBC, PBS, Advertising Age, BET Networks, and Nickelodeon.

He is the author of the books 50 Ways to Excel in Your First Job and 50 Things Every College Student Should Know. His advice, opinions and writing regularly appears in,, and more.

Antonio founded the leadership consultancy THINQACTION and co-founded the international business accelerator The Ignition Lab, working with senior executives and high-potential talent at top organizations nationwide.

This CUNA News Podcast episode is the fourth in a five-part weekly series with GAC speakers and personalities, including:

You can listen and subscribe to the CUNA News Podcast in Apple's iTunes StoreGoogle Play, and Stitcher Radio.

This CUNA News Podcast episode first aired on June 1, 2017.