In this episode, I spoke with Holden Page, who got a gig as a community manager at the age of 19, and got his client into TechCrunch.
We’ve got some real talk about strengths and weaknesses that come along with different age groups, all of the messy dynamics that come up, and ways we can try to alleviate them.
- Holden discussed his experience as a community manager at the age of 19.
- Common concerns and difficulties in people who are used to routines and people who champion new ideas.
- Using introductions and describing people’s experience to inspire confidence and smooth out issues with delegating to someone new.
- Helping people feel valued and collaborating effectively using everyone’s strengths.
- Creating transparency and a good teamwork dynamic where pushback is encouraged.
- Being open-minded to suggestions and also giving oversight and support.
- Static software versus expecting regular upgrades & to be constantly relearning.
- Bottom line: communication AND being open-minded.
There are some minor sound issues at the end. Apologies for those.
Posts and products we mentioned:
5 Ways Newsrooms Can Catch Up To Digital Savvy Competitors, my Contently summary of A Goat Must Be Fed.
Draft (tool for collaborative editing)
And just in case you missed the old episodes, check them out: