A promotion can feel both rewarding and stressful. After you have accepted all the congratulations, its time to deal with all the new expectations.

I suggest three tips to address the anxiety that most people feel when stepping into a new role:

  • Prepare support: Identify a strong ally, mentor, or coach who you can lean on during the first few months on the job. Ask this person to give you honest and constructive feedback along the way.
  • Create a plan: Lay out what you plan to accomplish in your first few months. Be realistic and set clear  priorities so that you are prepared to make necessary trade-offs.
  • Know your limits:: A new job means new responsibilities, but be honest with yourself about what is in your control and what is not.



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