First - I love the website; the discussion boards and the podcasts are two different ways to get great, tangible management instruction. Each on their own are great - together they help make this one of the most valuable resources to help people become better managers I've ever seen.
I'm 27 years old and responsible for three employees, all of which are older. I'm getting promoted and will be in charge of 2-3 more employees who are older, have more experience in the field (epidemiology), and may even have a medical degree. Having only a couple of years in the field and only a Master's degree, I'm worried about my direct reports accepting their supervisor being someone who is much younger and less experienced.
What advice do you have for young managers in these situations?
Thanks, keep up the good work.