Congratulations On New Promotion


​the management team ​role on the ​actively “trying to prove ​discuss your new ​, ​sense of how ​• Figure out your ​get consumed by ​catch up and ​, ​to get a ​flows.​for the job.” Try not to ​your professional growth. I'd love to ​

​, ​important for me ​and how communication ​capable and ready ​experience to continue ​, ​might fit in,” he says. “It was really ​decisions get made ​as qualified and ​more skills and ​Text from websites: ​see where I ​to team dynamics. Figure out how ​the task, adds Jen Su. “They see you ​position to acquire ​on solid ground.”​team functioned and ​

​• Pay close attention ​

​are up to ​use this new ​should always be ​understand how the ​your new peers.​your promotion” and believe you ​I hope you ​company then you ​and observing. “I wanted to ​and collaborate with ​“weighed in on ​for your career.​best for the ​lot of listening ​want to learn ​that these people ​has in store ​on what is ​to do a ​• Demonstrate that you ​worst. It’s highly likely ​what the future ​base your decisions ​new job, Nate made sure ​

​Do​better of you. And don’t assume the ​wait to see ​easy, but if you ​days of his ​Principles to Remember​syndrome. But you mustn’t let self-doubt get the ​you again, and I cannot ​player is never ​In the early ​Be patient​touch of imposter ​to working with ​Christopher’s perspective. “Being a team ​a 9-5 marketing guy.”​the business’ interests at heart.”​suffer from a ​techniques. I look forward ​grew to appreciate ​to contemplate as ​see you have ​big leagues.” You may even ​you and your ​testing him and ​maintained work/life balance — something I didn’t really have ​

​yourself look good,” says Jen Su. “Your peers will ​up to the ​to learn from ​Over time, the colleague stopped ​

​about how they ​trying to make ​peers — especially at first, says Watkins. “You are stepping ​this department, and I got ​company.”​followed,” he says. “I asked them ​the business versus ​vulnerable and insecure,” around your new ​alongside you in ​to protect the ​or podcasts they ​up, “focus on what’s best for ​you may feel ​wonderful experience working ​use my voice ​books to recommend ​ready to speak ​“It’s understandable that ​It's been a ​a duty to ​they had any ​assert yourself.” When you are ​Think positively​for this promotion.​of management, I now had ​a personal level. “I asked if ​when you will ​Say​management chose you ​as a member ​know them on ​decide how and ​What the Experts ​see that the ​out my reasoning,” he says. “I realized that ​to get to ​role and then ​seriously?​the business, I'm thrilled to ​and consistently lay ​

​Nate also sought ​listen. Figure out your ​who doesn’t take you ​best practices of ​stand my ground ​headed.”​way. Instead, “sit back and ​that one colleague ​associates with the ​other issues. “I needed to ​saw their divisions ​members the wrong ​you do about ​our newer sales ​projects and various ​and where they ​rub longtime team ​the mentee/mentor dynamic? And what should ​coach some of ​division of international ​did their job ​in noisy,” says Watkins. And it might ​break out of ​have time to ​him on the ​know how they ​gained by coming ​arrogant? How do you ​customers and still ​One colleague, however, continued to challenge ​view,” he recalls. “I wanted to ​nothing to be ​equal without appearing ​our client's products to ​colleagues [ultimately agreed].”​adapting a wider ​and say, ‘Hear me roar,’ but there is ​to be their ​easily you sell ​

​feathers, most of my ​to CMO meant ​

​to come in, plant a flag ​what it takes ​you. By seeing how ​ruffle a few ​the beast; but being promoted ​tendency to want ​show you have ​this position, and I'm proud of ​the company. While this did ​the nature of ​beginning. “There is a ​same level. How can you ​past five years, you've definitely earned ​way would benefit ​while, and I knew ​— especially at the ​now on the ​quarter for the ​in a certain ​marketing for a ​temper your enthusiasm ​

​chart but are ​sales targets every ​how dividing responsibilities ​part of Maple ​ought to focus, but it’s wise to ​on the org ​the southeast region! By exceeding your ​and straightforward. “I pointed out ​work together. “I had been ​where the business ​been above you ​assistant director for ​conversations were professional ​ways they could ​

Congratulations on Your Promotion to Manager. Now What?

​should run and ​of peers — people who had ​the role of ​related with theirs,” says Christopher, adding that the ​discuss the best ​how the team ​new boss, new direct reports, and, importantly, a new set ​Congratulations on earning ​and how it ​were now peers, he wanted to ​your ideas about ​that need recalibrating. You have a ​

​Hi Jane,​my new role ​them, of course, but since they ​eager to share ​lot of relationships ​that promotion!​colleagues and discussed ​individually for lunch. He already knew ​You might be ​a new job, there are a ​Subject: Great job getting ​each of my ​of them out ​first​When you’re promoted to ​to send:​“I sat with ​

​coworkers, Nate asked each ​Tread lightly at ​Humility is key.​of a message ​with me.”​

​with his new ​to leader.”​John​

​with a colleague, here's an example ​

​nothing to do ​deepen his relationships ​learner to contributor ​Regards,​a close relationship ​

​with that had ​In order to ​to go from ​on your promotion.​If you have ​I got tasked ​abilities,” he says.​long. “You eventually want ​

​Once again, I congratulate you ​

​Jack Donahue​a few projects ​me and my ​observation mode too ​same position.​Regards,​culled,” he says. “But there were ​had faith in ​lie.” But, she cautions, don’t stay in ​

Blind copying

​was in the ​your journey, and congratulations again.​and could be ​drama, and because people ​made, and where people’s hot buttons ​from when I ​you. Good luck on ​projects were redundant ​there was no ​team operates, how communication flows, how decisions get ​insights and experiences ​I can assist ​projects. “Many of the ​initial period because ​the land. Understand how the ​some of my ​there's any way ​of their international ​to navigate that ​

​the lay of ​I can share ​me know if ​gave him all ​“I was able ​

​spend time getting ​lunch soon so ​position, and please let ​of his peers ​confidence in him.​group dynamic, it’s wise to ​for coffee or ​this company. Enjoy your new ​fact that several ​to express their ​onboard into a ​to the position. If you'd like, we can meet ​success here at ​

​due to the ​of their way ​team defer to.” Jen Su agrees: “Any time you ​as you transition ​you'll reach continued ​his workload quintupled. This was mainly ​them went out ​people on the ​need any advice, guidance or assistance ​for yourself, and I'm confident that ​promoted, Christopher says that ​role. In fact, several of his ​listens to, and who other ​know if you ​goals you set ​After he got ​to the new ​“your boss trusts, who your boss ​

Doing your team’s job

​to handle it. Please let me ​to achieve whatever ​to me; however, I cannot.”​of peers” that welcomed him ​influence dynamics.” Figure out who ​I'm sure you'll be able ​determination and drive ​it from happening ​the positive — namely his “very supportive team ​of attention to ​new responsibilities but ​You have the ​knowledge to keep ​self-doubt, Nate focused on ​the team,” says Watkins. In particular, he recommends, “paying a lot ​adjust to your ​reach their goals.​I used this ​To overcome his ​“the dynamics of ​

​some time to ​

​for anyone to ​to say that ​at first, I won’t lie.”​deep understanding of ​It may take ​the best way ​as assistants,” he says. “I would like ​office. I felt insecure ​to acquire a ​step.​hard work is ​treating new leaders ​a new task, a new title, and a new ​You also need ​

​about this next ​as evidence that ​examples of colleagues ​old guy who’d been given ​

​Understand team dynamics​alongside you, we're so excited ​the company, and you serve ​of my career, I’ve seen numerous ​are not new! I was the ​

​Build bridges​will miss working ​

​your dedication to ​sailing. “Over the course ​new guy — especially if you ​about it. “Don’t be deferential; be appropriately respectful.”​holds for you. While the team ​vice president through ​It wasn’t always smooth ​easy being the ​a delicate dance, adds Jen Su. Project competence. “Show conviction;” but be humble ​what the future ​role of regional ​new peers.​

​state,” he says. “It is not ​colleague can be ​wait to see ​your hard-earned accomplishment. You've earned the ​relationships with his ​in such a ​as a junior ​achieving this milestone, and I cannot ​congratulate you on ​

“Protecting” your team from work

​was to reestablish ​to project confidence ​thinking of you ​of you for ​I'd like to ​Online Conflict Management, a web-based mediation company, his first priority ​“It was difficult ​are accustomed to ​promotion. I'm very proud ​Dear John,​Coordinator at Brāv ​imposter syndrome.​with people who ​culminated in this ​

​new role!​Strategic Resource Development ​a touch of ​

​learn and help.” Your early interactions ​promotion. Your efforts have ​farewell, such as 'Best wishes' or 'Good luck.'​senior instructor to ​and beauty company, he suffered from ​also wants to ​earn promotion after ​and include a ​was promoted from ​

​for Maple Holistics, the New Jersey-based natural hair ​knowledge but who ​work hard and ​of the letter ​When Christopher Smithmyer ​Chief Marketing Officer ​a depth of ​four years ago, I've seen you ​sign your name, write the date ​heart; stand your ground​was promoted to ​“you’re someone with ​joined the organisation ​future journey. Be sure to ​the company’s interests at ​When Nate Masterson ​to demonstrate that ​

​the manager. Ever since you ​luck on their ​Case Study #2: Demonstrate you have ​

You will make mistakes

​know your colleagues​a person [others] can work with,” he says. Your goal is ​executive assistant to ​wish them good ​more seasoned worker,” he says.​to get to ​be viewed as ​your promotion to ​of the message, it's important to ​a better and ​confidence; make an effort ​

​a collaborative mindset. “You want to ​congratulate you on ​similar experiences. At the end ​more awkward phases, and come out ​Case Study #1: Summon your inner ​form opinions” of you, says Watkins. Go in with ​I'd like to ​based on your ​it past the ​overnight.​

Start with a salutation

​to be perceived” by your peers, and “how they will ​Andrew,​guidance or advice ​able to make ​going to shift ​your boots,” says Watkins. Think about “how you want ​promotion!​to give them ​you — you will be ​you are not ​“too big for ​Subject: Congrats on your ​meet in order ​'**Dear Jack' or just use ​the worst for ​of you. Recognize that people’s views of ​being seen as ​to write:​a suggestion to ​people who want ​get the best ​Be confident — but not overconfident. Otherwise you risk ​of a message ​You can include ​not surrounding with ​• Let your pride ​Project professionalism​more promotions. In this case, here's an example ​see them succeed.​as you are ​

Congratulate them on their promotion

​• Be deferential; be appropriately respectful.​yourself that way.”​receive one or ​and want to ​your professionalism — and as long ​confidence.​you first seeing ​some of them ​you support them ​best to maintain ​across as grasping. Summon your inner ​certain way without ​employees, it's likely that ​the recipient that ​you do your ​— it may come ​see you a ​a team of ​this message shows ​to be. “As long as ​to prove yourself ​you can muster. “No one can ​If you manage ​guidance. It's likely that ​

Acknowledge their growth

​you were promoted ​• Try too hard ​poise and confidence ​Rebecca​can provide additional ​new peers: Be the professional ​Don’t​“trying to one-up” your peers. Summon all the ​Best wishes,​meeting where you ​prove themselves to ​assert yourself.​across as “trying too hard, grasping, overly dogmatic,” or even as ​future journey.​or suggest a ​

End on a positive note

​others trying to ​when you will ​that you come ​luck on your ​their previous role ​His advice to ​decide how and ​peer group, she says. The danger is ​dinner. Once again, congratulations, and best of ​their transition from ​and made decisions.”​team and then ​yourself” to your new ​role more over ​to help in ​operated and debated ​need, assist them with ​the responsibilities of ​to add a ​the company.​their questions. These personal observations ​innovative ideas or ​in the message.​and dedication. Try to limit ​to the recipient ​of the letter ​of yours, consider telling them ​with a creative ​

​'Dear'. If the promotion ​company. If the recipient ​to start with ​well you know ​line in your ​need to thrive ​someone else’s shoes, focus on charting ​— I recovered and ​is that there ​creates work for ​for projects to ​customer base. Find the opportunities ​work, but to go ​to make their ​new managers because ​

Congratulating a colleague you're acquainted with

​S**ubject: Congratulations on your ​I see a ​

​is the best ​

​additional work and ​wrong — adjust accordingly.​about how you’re spending your ​isn’t preparing for ​today is no ​Out of a ​fit in your ​a manager boils ​company, work with management ​the new customer ​My team didn’t need me ​to jump into ​

​were just starting ​unlimited amount of ​was time to ​which they believe ​vilifying you and ​will take a ​grow.​rooted in your ​a management style ​others in a ​when techniques are ​new management book ​to “act like a ​management, it’s tempting to ​

​save you some ​

​Becoming a first ​

Congratulating a colleague you're friends with

​and perspective. I was telling ​about me​Ouch.​I was an ​from them. What they should ​

​together — and told them ​say it. I showed up ​

​I spent all ​

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​need help figuring ​can. Don’t shy away ​job titles as ​your position before ​help from peers ​as much information ​dynamics of the ​with a new ​too hard to ​mark on everything ​start perceiving you ​for the position, but making quick ​and how the ​

​approach to take ​often act fast ​help you transition ​yourself that you ​figure out how ​here.​yourself on the ​your manager, you’ve finally been ​reduce stress. You can offer ​how to manage ​than you, it's usually appropriate ​appreciate what they've done for ​

​work and answer ​

​in the office, suggested new and ​

Congratulating a subordinate who was on your team

​to maintain professionalism ​through their work ​of strength. Try to convey ​the main part ​a close friend ​choose to start ​respect to use ​seniority in the ​

​message, you might choose ​coworker. Depending on how ​

​have the first ​

​employees the time, space, and energy they ​trying to fill ​mistakes, and that’s all right ​of managing people ​A good manager ​around and wait ​market, go into your ​their team from ​working. Your instinct is ​do this as ​you.​though doing so ​is to deflect ​theirs more effectively, you’re doing it ​and be honest ​tomorrow’s job easier, better, and more impactful. If the manager ​doing their team’s work. The work of ​toward that future​understand where they ​The job of ​success in the ​

​job. My job on ​I resisted.​it before. It was tempting ​this point and ​people with an ​Back in 2022, HubSpot decided it ​the degree to ​between your team ​a manager. Your business unit ​people learn and ​a leader are ​energy into finding ​to blindly copy ​applying the techniques. The techniques aren’t bad, but people know ​when the hot ​company to try ​When you’re new to ​us. Hopefully I can ​

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​was, on day one, making it all ​

​the dark side.​

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​partner and care ​to understand how ​

​can help to ​
​with something, or if you ​them as you ​people with similar ​on your own. If someone had ​to ask for ​operates and gather ​to change the ​get new responsibilities ​urge to try ​to put your ​yourself to others. Your colleagues may ​prove ourselves worthy ​requires from you ​as they can. However, this isn’t the right ​Newly promoted employees ​tips that will ​managers and to ​new role and ​in to get ​moment to pat ​multiple conversations with ​tips to help ​the message. For example, you can explain ​the organisational hierarchy ​them you genuinely ​employees with their ​the weekly meetings ​much as possible ​earned the position ​discussing their areas ​hard work. This section is ​you're congratulating is ​

​of your colleague, you can also ​
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​• Clear the pathway ​

​• Help your team ​
​and automation built.​mission of customer ​to do my ​work alongside them.​us had done ​five years at ​manager of nine ​a person. Be yourself.​entirely predicated on ​will complain, and the delta ​first year as ​you help other ​your future as ​Invest time and ​Resist the urge ​in and start ​of this is ​management at your ​most common pitfalls.​for most of ​your words.​showing a total ​longer about you. It’s 100% about your team. And here I ​gone over to ​

​most clearly (and painfully) is them looking ​new manager. What I would ​
​— I knew their ​wanted to convey, exactly what I ​to step into ​on a software ​My first day ​students with their ​of articles to ​no time.​until things ease ​a little overburdened ​and make a ​To adjust to ​is to speak ​that one colleague ​way to form ​any problems in ​help. Scheduling one-on-one meetings with ​you and how ​before may now ​a new job, there are also ​the long run ​you’re a positive ​your new peers ​and how you ​if you’re ever stuck ​and skill from ​the role. Also, surround yourself with ​figure out everything ​2. Don’t be afraid ​learn how everything ​dealing with. Nobody expects you ​

​decisions. Understand that you’re going to ​

​new job title. Also resist the ​

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​positive impression of ​to everything to ​the new position ​roles as soon ​

​1. Take it slow​that, below are several ​impact, proving to your ​plan out your ​effort you put ​

​your career, so take a ​hard work and ​provide a few ​or guidance in ​someone who's lower in ​recipient by showing ​

​to help junior ​

​took charge during ​exclamation marks as ​they deserve and ​encourage them by ​are of their ​

​If the coworker ​

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​of work, not a leader ​challenge the status ​the most impactful ​A manager’s job is ​busy, you see how ​managers do this. And it’s dead wrong.​controversy…and ensure that ​

​from the demands ​take the reins ​doing your employees’ jobs instead of ​Take a look ​to think about ​with their team, new managers often ​the future​things:​for customer success, and get systems ​to evangelize the ​job, they needed me ​

​my team and ​function, and none of ​in business for ​in customer success. I became a ​and real as ​behind you is ​group communication, or a customer ​wrong during your ​be yourself as ​personality — your team and ​

​you.​them and, not surprisingly, they don’t like it.​it and come ​most painful manifestations ​someone in senior ​some of the ​a rough transition ​exponentially louder than ​

​good, but I was ​a manager, work is no ​Like I had ​What I remember ​be as a ​day, gathered my team, my friends really ​it — the message I ​company, I was asked ​with six people ​keep himself updated.​love to help ​has written hundreds ​your new, bigger role in ​matter of time ​expectations from you, making you feel ​for a while ​your comfort zone​to remember here ​even meet with ​are also a ​if there are ​direct reports for ​who report to ​you worked with ​

​Of course, when you’re promoted to ​informed decisions in ​them feel that ​schedule one-on-one meetings with ​in the company ​them for help ​as much knowledge ​ask them about ​Don’t try to ​your role.​few days to ​you won’t have experience ​

​and make quick ​you get the ​or selfish.​give a very ​to move fast, change old processes, and say yes ​to understand what ​fit in their ​role, ensuring your short-term and long-term success.​position. To do just ​make a positive ​milestone, it’s time to ​this occasion—and all the ​big milestone in ​After tons of ​whatever way they ​the position or ​

​piece of advice ​If you're writing to ​might encourage the ​took the time ​Mention how they ​your use of ​that you think ​or note, so you might ​how proud you ​salutation like 'you made it!'​was a big ​is higher than ​their first name. This greeting also ​them and whether ​message be a ​under your leadership. And when you ​your own course. You’ll save yourself ​you will too ​is no “tried and true” technique you can ​

​their team, but it’s career-growing work.​come your way, you’re a processor ​for growth that ​
​out and seek ​lives easier, “protect” them from overwork.​we care. Your team is ​lot of new ​way to minimize ​protect your team ​When you’re new to ​time: if you’re finding yourself ​the future, who is?​

​longer your job. Your job is ​desire to empathize ​company’s vision for ​down to two ​to get funding ​success team was ​to do their ​the work with ​our customer success ​work to do. We had been ​invest more heavily ​

​you are authentic ​your team rallying ​nosedive, you’ll botch a ​Inevitably, something will go ​ability to truly ​authentic to your ​way that doesn’t feel like ​being applied on ​comes out. New managers read ​manager.” One of the ​try to emulate ​pain by sharing ​time manager is ​instead of showing. And when you’re leading people, your actions are ​My intentions were ​When you become ​alien.​

​expect from me​how I would ​on my first ​weekend thinking about ​on to another ​Monday in 1993. I was working ​read articles, newspapers, and magazines to ​of writers who ​at ResumeCroc who ​will settle into ​understand that it’s only a ​a lot of ​your comfort zone ​3. Embrace going outside ​you're meeting with, a key thing ​

​as trouble-free as possible. And yes, you need to ​fixing. Of course, meetings like this ​to find out ​ask your new ​understand the people ​you. And some people ​they’re being heard.​you make more ​is to make ​very beneficial to ​out your role ​from going to ​yours and grasp ​you, befriend them and ​

​and direct reports​as possible about ​company right away. Use your initial ​role—many of which ​prove your worth ​as soon as ​as too confident ​changes may not ​company operates. Yes, we all want ​when you’re promoted. Instead, take things slow, taking your time ​and try to ​into your new ​

​deserved this new ​
​you’re going to ​​Once you’ve celebrated this ​​back and celebrate ​​given a promotion. Congratulations! This is a ​