Your communication ability, leadership strengths, ambition, and people skills got you this promotion. Now comes the hard part – dealing with conflict, giving feedback, toxic employees, and managing your time.
You can’t lead your company in delivering exceptional customer experiences if you don’t get first the people management down.
Here are 4 things you can expect to experience during the first phase of your transition from peer to supervisor.
1. Your biggest challenge is going to be managing friends and close associates. You’ll be nervous about leading them and giving constructive feedback. They’ll expect you to cut them slack.
2. You’ll be accused of being unfair and inconsistent, and this is just because you’re new at this giving feedback thing.