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Managing People Older or More Experienced (or expertise) Than You: Exploding the Myths, Exploring the Realities

Have you ever had the feeling that some or all of your employees are thinking that you are “just a kid?” Are you sometimes intimidated when communicating with members of your team who are older than you as well as more experienced? Are you thinking that you are young enough to be their child or grandchild? Do you feel like the Captain of a ship that lacks its rudder? As the face of management gets younger, a shift is underway in how supervisors interact with their direct reports. If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, and are open to sharpening your management skills and learning from your team, this presentation is for you!

Young employees are quickly being asked to fill many of the corner offices vacated by retiring Baby Boomers who are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day. You may be one of those people who is stepping into management. Managing colleagues with more experience than you have, can present many challenges. It may not be an easy transition to excel beyond your comfort zone and onto unfamiliar territory, but it truly is doable.

Age may be just a number, but if you find yourself in a leadership position where you’re managing employees who are older, and oftentimes more experienced than you, you may have a lot of doubts as to whether you are the right fit for the job. If you’re feeling a little out of touch with your older employees, this audio conference will help you reach your leadership goals and become the leader that everyone wants to work for!

This content-rich presentation will help you gain the confidence you need to get comfortable with your new responsibilities. Highlights include how to:

  • Hold an effective staff meeting and be sensitive to generational tension.
  • Act confident and be up-front about the gaps in your work experience.
  • Stay cool without pressuring yourself to produce immediate results.
  • Deal with former competitors who competed for the job you got.
  • Inspire trust and get optimal performance from your employees.
  • Remove obstacles to productivity.
  • Alleviate their biggest fears regarding you as their younger boss.
  • Appreciate all contributions and not feel threatened by age or experience.

Speaker Bio:

Carol Hacker is the former Director of Human Resources for the North American Division of a European manufacturer, Employee Relations Manager for the Miller Brewing Company, and County Office Director for the US Department of Labor. Carol has been the President and CEO of Hacker & Associates, a management consulting and seminar company since January 1989. She specializes in teaching managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, and executives how to meet the leadership challenge. She’s the author of over 400 published articles, scores of audio CDs and 14 books including the bestseller, Hiring Top Performers-350 Great Interview Questions For People Who Need People. She earned her BS and MS with honors from the University of Wisconsin.

Price: $99.00