I took a position that put me in charge of a group of directs that are 15-30 years older. The position required a sound understanding of technology so I was able to bring my job knowledge up to par quite fast. My biggest struggle has been positioning myself with those directs so that I/we can be effective. I will be starting the one-on-ones soon and expect that to help a great deal. For me to continue to move forward I need to figure out a way to manage this group of directs which are not driven by the same opportunities and desires as I am b/c of the age difference. They see 8-4 and retirement, I see team success and career growth. And, I know this is a source of tension.