In your career, you will likely be responsible for someone’s professional development, whether it be an intern, team member or employee. Be mindful of the type of tasks you assign this person to ensure their talent, experience and portfolio continues to grow.
• Be friendly — not a friend
Don’t make the mistake of treating an employee as a friend just because you want them to like you. Set clear boundaries and build a healthy professional relationship.
• Be a boss — not a jerk
Remember that everyone starts at the bottom. Remain respectful and humble to those you interact with in your office.