The relationships you have with the people directly reporting to you are essential for your success as a team. Don’t miss the opportunity to get to know them and connect on a human level. It is about respecting each other, even if you have different philosophies of live or you disagree on business topics from time to time. It’s about showing up as the ‘true you’ and not as an invented ‘professional version’ of you, that is flawless and distant. You don’t need to be best buddies to establish those trusting relationships and create a culture of belonging.
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How