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Managing Employees Older than You

You’ve been moved into a leadership position! Even better, you are ahead of schedule: When you took this job, you were told most people spent two or three years rotating into different functions before being offered the chance to manage. Now, 18 months into the job, you’ve been offered the chance to lead of team of six employees working on a special assignment for the rest of the year. The assignment is interesting and fairly important. More daunting is the makeup of the team: everyone you will be managing has been at the organization longer than you. Two of the workers have been there for more than 15 years! How can you effectively manage a group of people uniformly older and more experienced than you are? Can you garner respect and actually be effective? Read on for some helpful guidelines.
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Q & A on Millennials in the Workplace - Part 1 of 2
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