I came across the article below on LinkedIn and thought I'd share it with all of you. Now if you're like us, you read that title and thought, 'I'd rather BE the boss, than choose one'. I know. SAME. However, there is something to be said about being respected and believing wholeheartedly that regardless of where you work, respect should never be absent.
A boss that supports you, trusts you and believes in you will make a great difference in your career.
I was NOT qualified for the first management job I took. My boss took a big leap of faith to hire me.
I knew I was not qualified, and I acted as such. I avoided making mistakes at all costs, and tried to control everything because mistakes would be less likely. My people were not happy.
My boss called me into his office, asked me to close the door and said "Oleg, I want you to make sizable mistakes, at least 5 mistakes every week for a period of next month or so."
I was shocked at first, and then liberated next.
My creativity, initiative, and energy were unleashed. My boss was brilliant, he knew that the fear of making mistakes was holding me back.
In the next 6 months I launched the first in the financial industry website. My team was on fire. We made lots of improvements.
Stop punishing people for mistakes, celebrate the mistakes as learning experiences.
Be SUPERIOR !
S - Supportive
U - Understanding
P - Protective
E - Empowering
R - Respectful
I - Inspiring
O - Open-minded
R - Reassuring
That's the kind of SUPERIORs we need more of !
Be someone people remember.
- Oleg Vishnepolsky
Do you agree?