Well done on starting and growing your business.
Congratulations on being promoted at work due to your hard work.
Welcome to the new challenge, the challenge of leading people.
This new role requires that you manage and lead people more than getting your hands dirty doing the work.
People can be daunting, people can be complicated, people can be difficult to manage.
You may have to discipline some, fire some, you may have to be hard on others.
How do you get the best of people? How to build and lead a high impact team?
Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead.
The scarcity makes leadership valuable. If everyone tries to lead all the time, not much happens. It’s discomfort that creates the leverage that makes leadership worthwhile.
In other words, if everyone could do it, they would, and it would not be worth much.
It is uncomfortable to stand up in front of strangers.
It is uncomfortable to propose an idea that might fail.
It is uncomfortable to challenge the status quo.
It is uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle.
When you identify the discomfort, you have found the place where a leader is needed.
If you are not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it is almost certain you are not reaching your potential as a leader.
We have designed an amazing Managing and Leading People short-course. It is a three months programme with Saturday classes.
For more information on the short-course, class dates, fees and to register online, please double click on this link: Managing and Leading People Information
You may not be a leader yet, but at some point you will have to lead. Leadership is a choice you make. The sooner you prepare yourself, the better you will be equipped when the time comes.