A manager, by definition, is in authority over their employees. A manager’s primary duty is to lead and guide those who serve under them. Usually, a manager is older than an employee. In these cases, the difference in age serves to reinforce a manager’s authority. However, sometimes a manager is years younger than the subordinate, which can present certain special challenges, potentially complicating the manager-employee relationship. A business leader should be prepared for such circumstances. Here are four tips for managers on dealing with an elder employee.