My first formal leadership role where I would lead my friends and former peers didn’t go so well. When we ask a group of new leaders about their biggest problems, leading friends and former peers is always one of the most common challenges they mention.
It’s one of the most difficult challenges for most emerging leaders. We’ve even watched experienced leaders stumble when asked to address or lead a team of their peers. In this episode, David discusses the problems that come from leading friends and former peers and shares seven ways to lead this special group well.