I want to thank all of you for the information you've been posting and in particular, to Mark and Mike for the podcast. I truely believe that this podcast was one of the reasons I was promoted to my current position (which was a 2 step jump).
Now that I'm here, I'm very worried about managing a large number of people who were close friends, and some who were actually my management until a few weeks ago.
I've been following the feedback model, and teaching some of my direct reports the model as well. I've also instituted one-on-one's which start next week.
I guess my question is, how do I convince the three other managers in my organization who interviewed for the position, that I'm the right person for the job? Are there any techniques or 3.25 step processes (I've noticed the shift from whole number steps recently) that I can employ that would help keep them on board and increase their weaknesses without hurting their pride and feelings?