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How to Deal with a Younger Boss


***HEADS UP***  The sound goes a bit MIA in the last minute of the video, but the rest is chock full of goodness, you’ll still get a ton of value from it.  Thanks for understanding!

I have a new boss, who’s my age with less experience.  How do I have a good relationship with her?  This week’s viewer question is something lots of us can relate to.  

You’re on the verge of something that’s increasingly more common.  As baby boomers leave the workforce, more Generation X and Y employees are filling those open spots.

Watch the video for the full deal, but here’s the skinny on what you’ll see:

1  Avoid you own personal biases.  Less tenure doesn’t equal bad boss.

2.  Play up your skills – your are an asset.

Instead of worrying about how this new boss will make you feel, use your skills to improve the team dynamic.  All your knowledge and historical perspective is an asset for your boss.

3.  New leaders have new ideas.

Be open to them.  New ideas are always welcome, it’s how you continue to innovate and be great.

4.  Assume your new leaders has great intentions.

If you go in thinking she wants the best for you and your team, your relationship will already be off o a good start.

Now comes the fun part, I get to listen to you!  So tell me, was this helpful?  Leave a comment below, share your thoughts with other viewers and sign up for email updates.  You never know how your voice will impact someone’s life.  Need some personalized career attention?  Work with me and get 10x the career love and attention.

The corporate world needs that brilliance that only you bring.  So go out into the world, act with conviction, be courageous and live joyfully every single day.

XO, Adwoa

Adwoa Dadzie is a Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast and a Millennial Corporate Career Thought Leader.

The views expressed in this post are Adwoa’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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