You’ve recently been promoted to management, and are now responsible for the department in which you were previously employed. One of your former peers had also applied for the job and you are now feeling waves of resentment from him that threaten the success of your promotion.
Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re certainly not alone because it’s one of the most common challenges faced by new managers. Here are some ideas to help you deal with the situation.
<b>Initiate a discussion</b>
It’s imperative that you sit down and have a meaningful discussion with the individual concerned. Your two objectives are to find out specifically how he or she is feeling, and from there to figure out how you can enlist their co-operation and help them…