Congratulations! You’ve been promoted, your commitment, capabilities and contributions have been recognised, and you are about to manage your peers. Making that transition from peer to the leader can be daunting and awkward; I’ve been there. While some may regard you as the natural successor and be pleased, others will feel aggrieved that they were not selected and then there will be some who simply don’t like change.
I can remember hearing rumblings about being ‘the blue-eyed girl’ and ‘she’s only been here five minutes’ when I found myself in this situation. Remember though you have been selected because you are the best person for the job. Here are my top tips for making a smooth transition to being the leader of the pack.