Subordinate Supervisor Not Supervising Friends

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about friends taking advantage of new supervisor:

I promoted a great worker to supervisor about a year ago and she has continued to be a very hard worker. But, even though I have mentored her and sent her to as many supervisory classes as our company has offered, she seems to be having a difficult time playing the role of supervisor with friends. These friends are now her subordinates and are making her look bad by taking advantage of their friendship. Do I hold her accountable for their non-productivity? I like her a lot but I feel I need to take a firmer stand with her. Any advice?

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