Dan Schawbel specializes in management research and consulting on the important topic of Gen Y in today's workplaces -- including in management. He's the author of "Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future." Dan interviewed me via email for his column on Forbes.com. He posed some thoughtful questions, focused on the challenges of managing in today's economy, the benefits of social media in management, and tips for young managers. Since I teach about each of these topics, I was delighted and honored to reply. The interview began with the question: What does it take to be a happy manager in a bad economy? Click on this link for the answer and the rest my conversation with Dan. And here's a bonus link to Dan Schawbel's blog on personal branding.