When Your Friend Becomes Your Boss
Last week I talked about supervising your friends. Today’s power move is about how to behave when suddenly your work friend becomes YOUR boss.
Do not become that person’s worst nightmare. Be supportive. Going into a new role or being promoted comes with pressures and if you truly are this person’s friend, you will find ways to help him or her through the transition.
In fact, make an appointment for a one on one and say the following:
“Congratulations, I’m so proud of you. What can I do to help you transition?” That is the power move.
Also, be prepared for the possibility that your friendship will change. Your friend/boss has new priorities and the friendship may fall down the list of priorities. This is your job so keep acting like it.
Once your friend, I mean new boss, has settled in, set up another appt to check in on him/her and provide them with your updated resume. You should do this for any new boss. You want them to know what your skills are and what your experience is. How many of your friends have ever seen your resume? Not many, I’m sure. So don’t assume that your friend now boss knows or remembers what you may have mentioned over coffee a year ago.
#powermovemonday #solutionsnotresultions You got this.