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  • Writer's pictureCara Heilmann

15 Ways A New Executive Can Be Seen As ‘The Boss’ And Still Make Friends


Bosses who want to become good friends with every teammate they manage and make everything seem more fun at work may find they have a difficult time setting clear expectations, much less getting people to meet them. While that’s clearly not a wise way to lead a team, most bosses do want to establish friendly relationships with people without losing the respect that being a leader requires.


The line between executive leader and friendly team member can be a fine one that is notoriously challenging to walk, but the best leaders know how to maintain their balance and make it happen. Here, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council discuss various ways for newly hired executives to be seen as “the boss” while still making friends with the people who work on their teams. Click here to read the full article.

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