At some point in your career, you may find yourself working for someone who is young enough to be your child. How well you manage this situation directly impacts your level of job satisfaction, as well as your ability to succeed in your organization. In this video, leadership coach Roberta Matuson helps you get a good handle on how to be an employee, rather than a parent.
- When I was a 24 year old manager,…I had a few employees who were old enough to be my parents.…One in particular used to wag her finger at me…whenever she was disappointed in something I said or did.…This really damaged our relationship.…At some point in your career,…you may find yourself working for someone…who is young enough to be your child.…How well you manage this situation will have a direct impact…on your level of job satisfaction,…as well as your ability to succeed in the organization.…
So, it's worth taking the time to learn…how to manage these relationships.…Does that make you a little nervous?…Trust me, your boss is just as nervous.…You can help set the tone for your relationship…by asking for advice.…Who doesn't love being asked for their opinion?…This will also make it clear that you understand…who is in charge,…and look for ways to help put your boss at ease.…One of the things that I remember from my days…as a younger boss is the feeling…that one of my older works was going to unseat me.…
That same thought may be swirling around your boss' head.…
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