I've launched a new Inside Sales team recently. Our "coming out party" is in a couple of weeks, where the whole team will be dining with our RVPs and EVPs of sales. I'm feeling the pressure as these are my hires.
We had a pseudo "trial-run" dinner with my team and my boss last week. Once the wine had been poured, my boss said "does everyone have a drink to toast with"? At this point, one of my new reps interrupted and stole the thunder - he gave his own toast.
It was awkward and (I sensed) most people at the table felt uncomfortable. I haven't spoken to this person about the excited outburst because we all knew that his intention was good.
How do I address this so that it doesn't happen again at the big dinner in 2 weeks?