Episode 51 – Follow the Leader

This episode’s question:

I’ve been a leader for a number of years and recently took a position with a new company. In between my coming in and the last leader exiting, the company had a more junior team member filling the role temporarily, attending meetings to keep on top of projects, etc. Once I started, this team member became very posessive of their “management duties” and was very reluctant to give them up. How do I take over the parts of my job this team member was doing without causing issues with this person? I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot with them, but they are being somewhat immature about handing back the reigns.

Don’t forget that next month (episode 53, specifically) we’ll be discussing Mark Manson’s book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, so give it a read!