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Managing Your Former Coworkers


{#/pub/images/Managingformercoworkers.jpg}When you get promoted to manager within your current company, chances are you will be managing your coworkers.  This transition is not as easy as it sounds.  The comradery changes, so does the conversation...and it must.  Think about if you took your first management job in a different company, one where you walk in as the boss.  The level of respect and distance between you and your staff is natural; a given.  That is not the case with your friends and colleagues.  Sure they want you to succeed, but they want to as well and there may be an uneasiness you will all have to deal with.


So how do you start implementing all the positive changes you and your coworkers hoped for before your promotion? There is a lot of advice out there telling you to step slowly into making those changes, but that may be missing the mark.  You don't have to wait, you just need to take culture into account.


If you run into resistance with your team as you step into your new role as manager, it might be because you are changing the team's culture in addition to processes and structure.   This article explains how to focus on keeping the team's culture the same, ensuring the support you need to get things changed right away.


It is an interesting take for new managers, please check it out.

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Managing Your Former Coworkers



{#/pub/images/20120913174147_DSC_14831small.jpg}Written by Emilie Shoop, Creator and Leader of Shoop Training & Consulting A sought after Coach, Mompreneur, Strategist, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Trainer & Business Consultant, Emilie works with people who are ready for that next level of success, and realize how they work with people is KEY.  Her coaching will help you lead, delegate, sell, collaborate, perform, influence, and relate with people to launch your success to the next level. She provides clients, teams and organizations the skills and tools for leadership and professional excellence.

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