Career

How To Successfully Transition From Colleague To Boss

Managing your former peers following an internal promotion? A career coach weighs-in on how to do it well, without the awkwardness.

By Natalie Cornish

Career

Managing your former peers following an internal promotion? A career coach weighs-in on how to do it well, without the awkwardness.

By Natalie Cornish

Whether you’ve bonded over shared lunches or a mutual appreciation for your local barista, co-workers can quickly become trusted confidantes and sounding boards. Then you get promoted. Part of your new role is to manage your former peers. Suddenly that step-up feels slightly bittersweet.

Suzanne Williams, the career and lifestyle coach behind Brisbane practice Grace and Grind, says managing colleagues is a common career dilemma many women face as they progress professionally, but there are ways to make your progression benefit everyone.

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