It’s normal for you to be a bit bossy when you’re the actual
boss of a company. You have to show that you’re a leader and the people around
you need to heed your instructions. If you can make everyone listen to what you
have to say, it’s a good thing. It means that you can move everyone to the
achievement of the company’s goal.
The problem is that you could end up being too bossy and stress
everyone at work. In your mind, you’re only doing your job, but you already
make your employees uncomfortable. Since you’re really focused on those goals,
you might not realize what you’re doing. These are signs that you already start
to pressure everyone at work.
You keep following up
When you already gave instructions and told your employees when
you want to see the results, you have to trust them to deliver. You might want
to follow up once just to check on the updates. However, if you keep asking and
it already disrupts the flow of work, you’re not doing things right anymore.
You might think that you’re helping the employee, but you don’t. You’re also
unnecessarily delaying the completion of the task.
You have several orders at once
Sometimes, you have too many things going on in your head. In
your effort to get things done, you end up ordering too many things at once to
an employee. You feel relieved when you know that you already asked
someone to deal with these tasks, but that person could end up feeling
terrible. It’s easy to give orders, but getting them done is never easy
especially if you’re asking for a lot.
You get angry when giving criticisms
Employees have to be prepared to receive
constructive criticisms. It’s a part of the job. Anyone who couldn’t accept
these negative comments have no business working in the corporate world.
However, criticisms have to be given in a way that the employee would know what
to do next or how to improve mistakes. If you make them feel discouraged or lose
motivation because of what you say, it’s a problem. Your criticisms have to
spark the fire among these employees and not make them feel bad about
themselves. Others would even question why they’re working for the company and
decide to leave.
You expect immediate results
deadlines to your employees, you have to be realistic. You’re also under
pressure to deliver, and there are times when you pass it on the people in your
team. It’s okay if you give deadlines as long as they’re reasonable.
When you notice these signs, it means that you have to change
your approach. You don’t want your employees to leave you behind and work for
other company where the work environment is a lot better. You can also ask your
employees how they feel about your leadership.
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