[FLR] Help! My New Boss is Just a Kid!

Oct 21, 2016 | The “Wisdom” Edition


How do you handle being led by a boss who is younger than you? I may be thinking about age, due to the fact that I had a birthday this week. I’m not really a year older – just a year wiser! According to CareerBuilder, 34% of leaders are younger than their teams.


Another interesting stat according to The Family & Wor Institute, 59% of Gen X and Baby Boomers and 79% of “Matures” (aged 60 and over) believed that their young bosses were competent and capable in their positions.


Does age really matter? To me? Not yet. Ask me next year!


FastCompany | How To Handle Working For a Boss Who Is Younger Than You
CareerCast | Help! My New Boss is Just a Kid
BBC | How a Younger Boss Will Help You Get Promoted

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CJ | Leading Your Team Through Uncharted Waters
TED | Tony Wyss-Coray | How Young Blood Can Reverse Aging
Leading, along the road with you!
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