In the book “The Leadership Pipeline,” co-author Ram Charan highlights the career transition points from individual contributor to manager of a team and on to leading managers. Now you focus on getting your team members to work on leading themselves while you gain expertise in leading others. Very much like trying to “be one of the team,” managers avoid dealing with performance issues because it’s uncomfortable, and they want to be liked. The beginning of your time as a manager is the time to get out, have discussions and set up new relationships as the team manager. Having one-on-ones with your team members is also important for establishing a new relationship.