First Steps When You're the New Boss

First Steps When You're the New Boss

By: Wendy Luke

When a staffer is promoted into a leadership role at an organization, the transition can be tough on everybody. As a new boss, you can't relate to old colleagues in the same way, and the people you now manage are uncertain of how you'll lead. The change will be easier with a bit of homework and open conversation.

Moving from a staff position to a staff leader position is a big change. That's true even if you've just been promoted in your current association. You may have worked with your peers for a long time, and you and your new direct reports might think you know each other. But the truth is this: You may not know enough about their skills, work experiences, and career accomplishments. Here are some steps to get started smoothly:...