Managing an Employee Who’s Older Than You

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.

De Ja Vu?

For the last two months, I have been engaged in a series of article writing that covers current world economic and financial situations. The articles covered the unceasing and astronomical rise of the U.S. indices and the probability of a market crash/correction increasing, to the continuous disturbance of the oil industry by shale oil-producing companies and fracking, the new power behind the excess supply of oil, which hampered oil-producing nations’ economic harmony.

The New Swing Players

I have been living in Choueifat, (spelled Sh-wa-y-fat) for 26 years. Located to the south of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, my parents’ house sits on a hill surrounded by olive trees with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and Beirut. For a living, my parents have been commuting five days per week to Beirut, while my sister and I attended school, and currently work there.

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