Sara El kareh
When you are an employee, all you aim at is being promoted until becoming manager; after all, we all seek more money, more power and more authority. The thing that we don’t know is that with more responsibilities, we are to face more issues.
Now the question is; are you made for this job? Does it fit your character and personality? Only you will have answers for this. Below are some signs that can tell you whether you are or are not meant to be the boss:
You will know that being a boss is not your job when you are seeking answers and approvals from others. In other words, when you try to wait for others’ opinions regarding your decisions, it means you do not believe in your skills and power. You are the one to give feedback and comments and it’s not the opposite way.
When you decide depending on the lifestyle of each person among your team, it means management is not for you. When you give raises because you think that this person has many financial issues, when you fire an employee because you think they don’t need the job and when you forget about performance, hard work and behaviors, it’s time to quit being a manager.
If you’re the boss and you feel threatened by the politics of the office, you must know that it’s a sign that this job doesn’t fit you. In fact, when you still resort for group work and you feel that you are not the leader of the group, then you don’t have the leadership skills that are required for such a job.
As mentioned above, management position is not all about authority and power. It has its own responsibilities and issues. You are the boss; therefore, you must handle listening to every single issue in the office, to all the problems, every conflict, any personal issue, anything that occurs in the office; you are the responsible person! You must find solutions and untangle every complicated issue. If you find yourself not so confident to discuss these issues with employees, you will be in big trouble and you will be putting your job at risk.
Being a boss is not easy; imagine that one day you have to fire an employee, leaving them without a job, without an income. No matter how much this employee is in need for that job, you must do it. It might give you hard time, at night and during the day. However, if you think you will be more comfortable firing another employee so you don’t feel guilty about it, then quit your job.
Are You Meant to Be The Boss?