Thursday, August 26, 2010

Managing Older Managers

 

  1. Load them up on context. 
  2. Avoid getting too granular. 
  3. Let them know that you are working long and hard. 
  4. Show that you are calm in a storm. 
  5. Seek their opinions, even when you don't really need them, especially on topics that aren't within the reach of their roles. 
  6. You have a natural perceived advantage when it comes to dynamism. Leverage it. 
  7. Don't be afraid to pay them more than yourself. 
  8. At the end of the day, remember that this is your business to lead. 

You can read the full article at Harvard Business Review.