In a perfect world, promotions would come with congratulations and acceptance from new employees ready to follow your every decision and hang on your every word. These employees, once previous peers, would wholeheartedly believe you were the obvious choice for the leadership role you've acquired.
In the real world, promotions often come with challenges leaders don't expect. Being promoted from a position of equality to one of leadership can challenge, even threaten, the influence previously established between colleagues.
According to Genesis Advisers Chairman Michael Watkins, 90 percent of mid-level executives have been promoted to lead their peers. The hardest part of management is learning to supervise former peers and friends, 20 percent of 2,200 CFOs surveyed indicate...
by Idham Azhari