Q: My boss just made me the new supervisor and I’m having trouble getting people to respect my new role. They are good people, but the boss said he needed me to provide leadership and direction — and then just turned me loose with the same people that I’ve een working with for several years. How can I get them to "buy into" what I feel needs to be done?
A: Being the new supervisor can be difficult and is even more difficult when you are put in charge of the people who were recent coworkers. You and your boss need to work together to establish you as the new leader.
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