When I was selected as captain of the kickball team in 5th grade gym class, the dynamic with my peers was instantly changed. I was placed above them, and they seemed to resent me for it. That having been said, I couldn’t even imagine managing employees who used to be my co-workers.
The article, “Five Ways to Go From Peer to Leader” explains the difficulties of such a transition – and gives some helpful tips on how to make it a smooth one, including:
- how to discipline your “friends”
- how to delegate to former peers
- separating personal and professional relationships
- how to deal with jealousy.
If you’re struggling with any of the above bullets, click here and read the article!