I have recently been told by our CEO that I will be taking on a director role in the next 2-3 years. In this new position I will be managing a division that will include my boss of 14 years. She has held the position I will be taking over for that entire time, while I have worked my way up from entry level. What can I do in the time before the promotion to make the transition less dissruptive and to improve the relationship between the two of us. I believe that she is aware that it was an eventuality but there has been no discussion of a transition.