Join Scott Blanchard for an in-depth discussion in this video Leading people older than you, part of Stepping Up to Leadership.
…David Witt: another question I wanted to ask…you about, I know another challenge for managers.…Is when you're in a situation, maybe you're a new…manager, you've inherited an employee who's older than you are.…How do you actually go about, or what are some…of the unique challenges of managing someone older than you are?…Scott Blanchard: Well, there's a lot of…generational, you know, stuff happening these days.…And.…David Witt: Yeah.…Scott Blanchard: And, and what the, the principle is.…David Witt: Mm-hm.…Scott Blanchard: Really important. Is it's the manager, who needs to adapt to…the generation or the age of the person that's their direct report.…So, what that means.…David Witt: Yeah.…
Scott Blanchard: Is if somebody's a Y generation person, by…definition as a Y generation person 34 years or younger.…David Witt: Right, right.…Scott Blanchard: You're generally more…comfortable with, with horizontal influence.…You, you're comfortable in having gone out to…the internet and other places to get resources.…You kind of have your own virtual posse.…
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1. Leading Others
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