In order for a leader to have influence, he or she must be respected by his or her subordinates. Of course, to get respect, you need to deliver it.
The U.S. workforce – like that of many countries around the world – is aging. HR professionals and other business leaders are understandably growing increasingly concerned with how they will replace these exiting workers, especially those with high in-demand skills and education.
U.S. Census data shows that over the previous decade, the number of U.S. residents aged 55 to 64 grew considerably from approximately 22 million to 29 million. It projects that the number of people in this age group will increase to almost 40 million in 2014 and to 42 million in 2024.