Andrea asks "How does communication change if our new team leader was once our teammate?"
The move from peer to leader is a challenging one for everyone involved. Self-perceptions and team-perceptions shift. The rules of the game are in question. A different dynamic is shaping.
Realize that the nature of the relationship is changing forevermore and that it is okay to mourn the passing of the old while embracing the promise of the new.
Similar to the growth and change we experience with our children over the decades, the relationships at work can be the same - for better or for worse.
Tune in tomorrow for additional thoughts.
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