So you started a business or got promoted and adorned with the title of founder, president, director, manager, COO, CEO, etc and now you feel you’re above the office laws yeah and you feel in charge? LOL
You just dug the grave for your enterprise. HOW?
In business, your customers are king and your staff are princes and princesses. They are the major defining factors of the growth of the company.
- Being a boss doesn’t give you the right to walk into meetings late without prior notice, apologies or reason. Your staff/subordinates are watching. You are the number one brand! How you behave determines the value they attach to the brand. Be punctual, early and keep to TIME.
- Being a boss doesn’t give you the right to disrespect your staff because without them your company is nothing. You need them, they need you. Correct them, advise them, chastise them but never disrespect them else it will haunt you. Always attack the issue not the person. I learnt this vital lesson after reading the “one minute manager”.
- Being a boss doesn’t give you the right to break office codes/laws, you’re the boss. It’s the major reason why you should uphold the laws and lead by example.
- Being a boss doesn’t give you the right to be lazy. Don’t mask under “delegation” and walk around doing nothing. You’re the boss, motivate your staff by doing what you expect them to do. By this I mean, if you work hard they’ll work hard. If you work smart, they’ll work smart. If you do a less and expect more, you’ll never get it or you will get it but regret that you did! Your workers reflect you.
- Being a boss doesn’t give you the right to mess around or take advantage of people. You must ensure you respect your staff, their boundaries, privacy etc. They are people too. Respect protocols, don’t be too autocratic or democratic. Find a balance.
You’re the boss, everyone expects the impossible from you. Show them “impossible” does not exist in your “Life-ethic dictionary”
Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out.
You’re the boss remember?