Congratulations. You’ve just been promoted. You are excited at the prospect.
If this will be your first leadership/supervisory role, you may be unclear, uncertain and anxious. Even if this isn’t your first leadership rodeo, you likely have a bit of concern about the transition (if not you are either blissfully ignorant or in denial).
And in either case you likely aren’t thinking about the full transition. In fact, in my experience people are at most thinking of two of the three challenges (and too often only one).
Which is why I wrote this post – to give all of us a sense of the triple threat of transition challenges, and more importantly, some brief suggestions for how to manage and overcome them once they are recognized.
Even if you aren’t personally in this transition, you likely know someone who is, or is struggling in a leadership role. If so, read on to see how you can help them – and consider forwarding it to them as well.
The Three Transition Challenges