Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...
If there’s one thing that can make or break your happiness at work, it’s your manager. A great manager can champion your work, advance your career, and be a mentor for life. A bad manager can make your day-to-day life miserable. This is especially important early in your career, and for younger Generation Y workers, who could make up 40% of the workforce by 2020. As the workplace changes and gets younger, it’s going to need younger managers that can adapt and relate to changing demographics.
However, according to the Zenger/Folkman training database, the average boss begins managing people at age 32, but doesn’t get leadership training until they’re 42. Great companies are always thinking about developing and retaining their best talent.
Also inquire about the percentage of female leadership, and how that has changed over time.