3 tips on how to manage someone older than you

first_imgThe millennial workforce is typically described one of two ways. They are either characterized as a segment of job-hoppers who lack motivation, or as entitled and unappreciative “brats.” In most cases, these stereotypes couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, many in this generation are highly successful and garner professional accomplishments at a young age.In some organizations, millennials are hired into management positions; this can prove difficult for certain employees when their manager is younger. On the other hand, for the new millennial manager, it can be a challenge leading older employees who feel resentment toward them or who are understandably skeptical of the new leader’s abilities.If you’re a leader who’s found yourself managing employees older than yourself, here are three tips to effectively manage your workforce.Make connectionsGet to know each and every member of your team on an individual basis. Connect with them and demonstrate that you care about them and their job performance. Show that you are on their side and are there to help and support them. Giving them that confidence will encourage open communication and will help to foster positive rapport.Keep collaboratingIsolating yourself from your team will only lead to them feeling like they can’t approach you. Employees that are older than you have life and work experiences they can share to help everyone in the organization be successful, including you. Collaborate with them and encourage them to be creative. The more you communicate with them and work with them, the more useful and valued they will feel.Be the bossThe bottom line is you’re the boss and your employees need to treat you with respect. To garner the appreciation you expect and deserve, always carry yourself with confidence. Don’t underestimate yourself just because of your age. You’ve been placed in your position for a reason and your skills, work ethic, and talents will speak for themselves. 98SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: WHS Food Drive is Dec. 3-10

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015:Wednesday-ThursdayNo school activities placed on schedule.Friday •National Honor Society winter formal.Saturday•Wrestling at El Dorado, 9 a.m.•JV wrestling at Winfield, 9 a.m.•Crusader Carol at 6:30 p.m.Today’s Lunch —  Taco Burger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and MilkWednesday’s Lunch — Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and MilkToday’s News: *Juniors: There will be a prom meeting tomorrow after school in Ms. Fords room.*The WHS food drive will be December 3rd through 10th. Please bring non-perishable food items to Mrs. Defore’s room, Rom 208. Please bring your items starting tomorrow to help the less fortunate eat this winter.*Dancing with the Teachers will be on December 12th at 5 p.m. in the auditorium.*Crusaders of the Stage present World War II Radio Christmas. You can see the Live Radio Play on December 10 at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Admission is $2 or you can bring 2 non perishable canned goods.*The 5th our Crusader Way class is asking for your help to make children (ages 0-6) feel safe when they sleep. They are taking donations of children’s books, small toys, blankets, pillow cases and pillows. You can put your donations in a box in the commons until December 7th.*Attention students interested in joining Winter Color Guard: Your paperwork needs to be turned in to Ms. Vaughn this week in order to participate in tryouts next week.*Crusader Creators will NOT meet this week.*Students that are interested in working the Wellington Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 12th…please see Mr. Buchanan.  Students will get paid for working.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.* Reminder, the next Work Ethic Meeting is today at 11:30 in room 107*Attention Wellington High students! Do you enjoy photography?  Are you a great photographer?  A photography contest is taking place now!  The subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  Deadline is Dec 20!  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.*NHS is hosting the winter formal dance on December 4- 8:30 pm to 11pm. Admission is $5 , or you can bring 5 non perishable items. There be a concession stand available.Fun Fact of the Day:Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.Follow us on Twitter.e Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more