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4 challenges of being a young boss

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young bossRelations between managers in their 20s and 30s and older team members can be particularly tricky, as different attitudes and life experiences may keep them from seeing eye to eye. Don’t conclude, however, that problems are inevitable. Establish an atmosphere of harmony and mutual respect by taking the lead in dealing with these potential hot-button issues:

1. Resentment

The pecking order at many businesses has changed dramatically since the days when some employees were first hired—and this fact does not sit well with everyone.

“In the past, age and rank correlated,” says Claire Raines, co-author of Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace. “Staff members who are older than their manager often think they should have been next in line for the job. Yet the younger manager/older worker configuration is the new normal in business, and the mix of generations and perspectives can...(register to read more)

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Rebecca@TakeThisJobOrShoveIt.com May 24, 2014 at 2:23 am

Sometimes being a young boss can be a challenge. People will always think that you lack the experience, that you cannot handle serious problems, that you are immature, that you are bossy. But no matter what people say, if you’re a young boss just don’t mind them. Do your job, be good and don’t forget that learning is an important part of your journey.


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