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Middle management crisis


I've been promoted to a new role and now have to manage a diverse team of staff of different ages. They've been there for a long time and I feel they resent me as a newcomer and also because of my relative young age. Management hired me to bring in some new ideas as the company has been on the decline in the past few years. Now that I'm on board, it seems I will be facing a steep uphill battle. How can I earn their respect and implement some changes?