February 2015 —

Greensboro, NC – In a new post on HarvardBusinessReview.org, CCL senior research scientist Bill Gentry offers advice on “Navigating the Transition from Friend to Boss.” Tapping into his research and practical experience training CCL’s Maximizing Your Leadership Potential program for first-time leaders, Gentry explores four specific tips for what to do when your friends and peers become your employees.

Gentry’s insights on the keys to successful leadership for first-time managers are also available in two CCL white papers: Understanding the Challenges of First-Time Managersand “It’s Not About Me. It’s Me & You:” How Being Dumped Can Help First-Time Managers.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education by Financial Times, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

Stephen Martin
Center for Creative Leadership
+1 336 286 4038
martins@ccl.org

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