Wasn't sure if I had this in the right forum, so I moved it the General Question an Comments.
Really appreciate all the help MT has been to me. Thanks. Here is my situation. I was at a job for about 3 years. I was promoted to Director of IT and hired a System Administrator and help desk person that I managed. We had a really good team and the IT department was humming along. I was looking to spread my wings as a manager and left that job for another. However, after 9 months, I have had some regrets and am returning to my previous job. I will have a few other responsibilities, including Director of IT. When I left, I was able to get my Sys Admin a promotion to IT manager and raise. I got he help desk person the same. Now that I am coming back, I have been met with some resistance. Essentially my IT manager feels he is getting a demotion, since he will now be reporting to me again and not directly to the VP, which is who he has been reporting to while I was gone. Fortunately, my relationship with the guys is pretty solid and we have had an open and honest conversations about how they feel. They are also dealing with feeling under appreciated, which I am going to work hard to change. I am looking for any advice on how to be succesful with these guys and get back to what we once had. What can I do to make my rentry as smooth as possible? Any thoughts? Thanks.