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What Does Your Management Style Say about Your Age?

Depending on how you answer specific questions, we might be able to guess your age.
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Are You Worried About Making a Good First Impression?

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We've all heard that the first few seconds of meeting someone sets the tone for the relationship, but how important is that first impression, really?

If you agree that first impressions are very important, you're probably in your twenties. In the survey, people's beliefs about the importance of first impressions declined steadily with age. By contrast, older managers tended to place a higher value on teamwork.

"Overall, young managers looked for ways to build value for themselves in their interactions with colleagues," the report said. "They emphasized activities such as asking for feedback, asserting themselves, and getting recognized for what they do. Older managers. . . were more oriented toward collaboration: building rapport, building coalitions of support, and anticipating problems and concerns."

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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