You're So BOSSY!
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!
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