How Can I Make the Transition Easier After a Promotion?

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It happenDear Lifehacker,I recently got promoted to a more managerial position in my company, which is great–but I’m a little nervous about making the transition, especially since I’m managing all my former friends and co-workers.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

It happens–you go home one night happy with a new promotion and you wake up distressed about how you’re going to pull it off.  Don’t fear the change–embrace it!  With a little pre-planning you can master your new opportunity and remind your Team (and yourself) why you were recognized in the first place.

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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