It can be tricky to manage people who have more experience within the organization than you and can leave you feeling a little lost and not trusted.  

  • Call it out.  Don’t leave the elephant in the room and let your employees know that you value their opinion and experiences, and yes, you might be younger than some of them
  • Get training.  Talk to your manager and sign up for training on how to give feedback, leverage strengths, and conduct performance reviews.
  • Be honest.  If you don’t know the answers, let your employees know you’re working on it don’t “fake it till you make it.”

Alissa Carpenter

Professional Trainer, Speaker and Career Coach at Everything's Not OK and That's OK
Alissa Carpenter offers professional development and career exploration to companies, alumni groups, student advising units, and individuals across the country. She works to enhance team communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills with an upbeat personality and true passion for working with others to set and achieve goals.Alissa has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, is a Gallup-Certified Clifton Strengths Coach and is certified in the Strong Interest inventory.
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