You have probably clicked on this article because you want to unlock your inner Boss potential but have you ever wondered what makes a boss, a boss? The term boss usually has a negative connotation because people consider them to be someone who sits around all day and does little more than give out orders and delegate tasks to other employees.
Despite the bad reputation, bosses are people who lead groups, mentor people, and with their leadership abilities, get jobs done. While you may have surely come across a lot of nightmare boss stories, it is about time everyone left this cliche narrative behind and became an ideal leader. And how do you become one, exactly? Check out these amazing pieces of advice from boss-women on how to unlock your boss potential.
1. Becoming Solution Oriented
One of the reasons why bosses are despised is due to their reactions when things dont go according to plan. The fact, however, is that work cannot always be perfect and there will be times when you or your employees will make mistakes that could negatively affect your work. So, instead of playing the blame game and being tense about it all the time, remember one thing: it is not about what went wrong, it is about how everyone came together and pushed through to come up with a soltion! Hence, rather than pointing fingers and playing the blame game, become a solution-oriented person.
2. Standing Your Ground
They say that this world is a man’s world, and some people prefer to uphold that notion and the status quo. In a corporate environment, it is quite normal for people to question your decisions, especially when you’re calling the shots. Although you can do little to affect other people’s opinions about you, the good part is that these things can never affect you if you do not let them affect you.
3. No Longer A People Pleaser
Unfortunately, many women are forced into becoming people pleasers and if they do not become one, they are considered uptight and rude. While it might be a difficult habit to break, every woman should know her worth and believe in her capabilities when it comes to decision-making. Surround yourself with people who are rooting for you and support you in all of your endeavors.
Here’s to women becoming leaders and bosses; you’ve got this!