Promoting to boss is one of the purposes that any professional can have. However, we must bear in mind that for this we must be prepared and that we do not become bosses only on the basis of many hours of work. It is necessary that we are in a constant learning process throughout our professional career.
The leadership style, and style of exercising the boss, is something that has changed a lot in recent years. Organizations today no longer look for the former despot boss, but rather they look for good team managers and good talent managers of its employees. In order to achieve both, it is essential that we know how to communicate and that we are effective in conflict resolution.
The 5 most common mistakes when opening the boss position
The only way to become boss in today’s organizations is to create and add value. Among the skills that will be most valued for our promotion will be creativity, imagination and above all not being afraid of change. The great leaders of modern organizations managed to rise because they were able to take advantage of opportunities that others did not see.
But, in the same way that we have to follow a series of guidelines to be able to ascend, it is also very important to achieve it not to make mistakes once we have achieved it. It is quite common that once you have been promoted to chief, mistakes are made that we must avoid. These are five of the most common mistakes that are usually made:
- Try to hide the problems
It is never advisable to try to hide or not face problems, much less when you are the leader or leader of a team. The attitude should always be that of a professional with the capacity and ability to solve all those conflicts that may arise in our work team.
- Promise knowing how to do things you really don’t know how to do
Neither to promote nor to stay in a position is it good to lie. The lie will last a certain time, but in the end you always end up knowing the truth. Acknowledging our mistakes and our limitations give us credibility with our team. Honesty is one of the qualities most valued by any professional.
- Not knowing how to accept criticism
That they criticize our work is something that nobody likes; however, great leaders and bosses are those who conclude that accepting constructive criticism and learning from it is essential to growing as professionals. Having the ability to actively listen to objective and constructive criticism and knowing how to get the information out of each one helps us to improve.
- Make lots of excuses
For me, one of the best definitions of what excuses are is that given by leadership expert Robin Sharma : “excuses are the lies that your fears have sold you.” Often excuses are nothing more than a reflection of our limitations and our fears.
- Have no initiative
The capacity for initiative is the predisposition to take action. Create opportunities and improve results without the need for an external requirement. One of the most demanded skills today is proactivity, the ability to make decisions and accept the consequences of them, is another of the most valued attitudes in a boss.