Now You're the Boss...
Learning How to Manage Former Peers
Becoming "the boss" can change almost everything – and it can change nothing.
Sure, you have more power. And you can influence your former peers in completely new ways. But you're still the same person.
Suddenly, though, the things you say have more importance, and your former teammates look to you for answers, not just ideas.
What do you do with this newly found power? It may be tempting to make the changes that you always wanted, order people to do what you want to be done, and feel good about your new promotion. However, this type of behavior may not win you much respect or cooperation.