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Harvard Business Review: Navigating the Transition from Friend to Boss

Prof. Scott Tonidandel"We all need friends at work," Bill Gentry writes in Harvard Business Review.

Still, work is work.

"When Davidson College professor Scott Tonidandel, his former student Paige Logan, and I examined the leadership challenges of nearly 300 first-time managers, we found that the transition from BFF to boss-what we labeled ‘adjustment to people management/displaying authority'-was the biggest hurdle, cited by almost 60 percent of respondents," Gentry writes.

Read the Harvard Business Review article.