There is nothing wrong with wanting to be the boss. But, are you or would you be a boss that employees will follow? Setting an air of perfection and a demanding office environment is not the way to be a boss. If you adopt this management style, you will soon be demonized by your staff as someone with lofty standards and unrealistic expectations.
Bossing your staff around just because you can, using your title as reason for your staff to follow your direction will instill fear into your team that will only invite a whole host of issues. However, you should aim to be a respected boss. Respect for your knowledge, skill, and management style should be every bosses goal. Intimidation and having employees be in fear for their job is not going to keep you in a management position for any length of time.
So, are you bossy, and now you want to become the boss? Here's what you can do to get on track to be a Boss:
- meet with your staff individually to get their feedback regarding your management style
- review the feedback and strategize how you will address their concerns
- establish an open door policy with your staff
- decide you will create an environment of learning, growth, and constructive feedback
Change does not happen overnight, so continue with incremental changes and your team will crown you the BOSS.
Your reputation is very important. You will have enough people and situations that will try and get in your way. Don't let your bossiness get in your way. Now go ahead and get your BOSS on!
I hate to break it to you but, the year is coming to a close. It is important for us to reflect on our projects that we conquered and the projects that were not as successful. In business we have to be aware of our accomplishments as well as our failures. Failures are just opportunities to improve, so that is not said to be negative.
Reflecting on your success is vital to your ability to get to the next level. When you are able to quantify your accomplishments, your resume and your reputation grows with your company. Although you might be relieved when a project is complete, you cannot forget it and move on.
Do the following as you reflect and think on how to quantify:
When you are in with our boss discussing your annual increase, this is the time to have this information. It is not up to your boss to remember everything you have done for the year; it is your responsibility to remind them.
The more information like this that you can provide, the more control you have over your career. When you take control, the C Suite takes notice and they realize that you are a contributing member of the organization. It’s always good for your Moxie to be recognized as the rising star of the year that you ARE!