by Phyllis Weiss Haserot
You’re a Baby Boomer reporting to a hotshot younger (Gen Y/Millennial) boss with pre-conceived assumptions about what you can or cannot do.
What would you do in this situation? Select a response and explain why.
- Point out that you have been around a long time with lots of experience and proceed to give advice?
- Complement his/her achievements and ask how you can be most helpful in reaching the group’s goals? (getting your ego out of the way)
- Suggest you start by talking out your respective working and learning styles and figure out how you can collaborate most productively?
- Give a resume of your technology savvy and assure the young boss you are capable of whatever challenges you are given?
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