I'd like to know your experiences / advices for situations where your colleagues became your directs.


I'm a new manager and facing this situation. Are there things that I should or really shouldn't do? 

To add a bit more background: our boss resigned and I got promoted so now I have 3 directs that were my colleagues (they each have a team of about 5 persons). I have good relationships with all 3 of them but now I'm switching from being "a nice person" to being "the boss", as Mark would say.

I'd be glad to hear from your experiences. Thanks