In a recent session of our Bud to Boss Workshop, we were asked how do I handle the situation when I am now the boss of my former boss. It is a good question, and one that in the topsy turvy changing world of business probably happens more times than we realize. it is a question likely left out of most supervisor training, yet is an important supervisor leadership question – whether you face it for yourself, or to equip others who will be facing the situation.
I created a short answer – with three specific answers in a video from my hotel room over the weekend.
I encourage you to continue to strengthen these skills of relationship building, clear communication and the mutual sharing or responsibilities – because when you do you are building leadership skills to help you face the challenges and opportunities you will face in the future.