Leadership Tip

How to handle your peer becoming your boss

Dealing with a peer-turned-boss can be challenging and especially stressful if you do not agree on critical aspects such as performance evaluation. Here’s some tips:

  1. Trust your skills and competencies. Your career will not be judged by your colleague’s progress.
     
  2. Handle the relationship gracefully and communicate to the manager that you’re committed to build a team where you both succeed.
     
  3. Know that if your previous performance ratings were good, a poor rating now will also reflect badly on the new manager’s skills.

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