You are only setting yourself up for failure if you think that you can be the perfect boss and you have no flaws. You need to be realistic in thinking that you might also commit mistake and become vulnerable.
When you were
raised to your current post, you did not know everything. You tried learning
things as they come. Therefore, you cannot say that you are perfect and without
There are times
when you also do not know what to do. You have no idea how to move forward with
some plans. You do not think that you are on the right path with the initial
ideas that you sent out. Regardless of the problem faced, the point is that you
acknowledge that you do not know everything and you are
willing to learn.
Keep it to
When you are at
work though, you need to remain tough. The employees look up to you for
guidance. They cannot accept it if they ask questions and your answer is that
you do not know. They will also think that you are undeserving of your post if
you cannot come up with ways to solve the problems the company faces.
Therefore, even if you feel lost or confused, you cannot let anyone at work
know about it. Once they failed to see you as a leader and someone they can
trust, they will not respect you moving forward. Even when you have something
for them to do, they will not listen. They will also not accept
your comments and suggestions because they know that you usually
have no idea what is going on.
people you can trust
Since you need
to let your feelings out, it helps if you talk to people you can trust outside
work. If there is a person who helped you be where you are now, you can spend
time with that person and share how you feel. You can also talk to your family
since they will understand you regardless of your frailties.
Research and improve yourself
weak as a leader since eventually, no one will believe you. Try your
best to expand your knowledge. Attend crash courses or webinars. Speak with
other industry leaders. Take time to research about areas where you feel you
still have a lot to learn. Once you improve yourself, you will feel confident
facing problems in the future.
Do not doubt
You need to be
honest with yourself when you have no idea what to do. It does not mean though
that you tell yourself that you are not worthy
of being a leader. You also do not need to step down from your post.
Many other leaders out there are also trying to figure out what to do as things
come. Stay strong and never doubt your capabilities.
can be a better leader and become someone who deserve that spot.
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