Get out of your head, you can do this. You’re the subject matter expert. Build alliances. Get to know your boss, your new team, your peers, but not all at once.
Because guess what, that’s what you are. You have permission to act like a manager. Mind you, don’t let it go to your head and go on a power trip.
“Don’t change anything!” Easier said than done, right? You came into this new role thinking “I’m going to go in there and make things better”.