Congratulations! You’re the Boss... now what?

We’re often asked how to transition from peer to boss - and it’s tough! One minute, you’re gossiping about the manager, now you’re it. Awkward!

How do you build credibility?

Here are a few strategies to put into play:

  1. Meet with each of your team individually and discuss what they do, what they want from you, and how you can support them.

  2. Set expectations at a team meeting. Once you’ve had your one-on-ones, come up with a plan of action and share it with the team. Tell them what you are going to do and what you expect them to do in return.

  3. If you get push-back, don’t ignore it, act on it. Remind them of the meeting and the new expectations. Others will be watching to see if you are “for real.” Be real.