Layering a team (and getting layered)

I've been layered many, many times in my career, often by former peers. I resented it every time, until a manager sat me down and told me: “You think every time you get a new manager, you're being demoted. But actually, you've got a new senior ally who will look to you for guidance. You can even expand your role since they’ll need your help to ramp up!”

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