4 things to give up if you want to be a leader

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first_imgComplainingBeing a leader means setting a good example for those you’re tasked with managing. That means no matter how often you once aired your grievances with colleagues, the time for complaining is over. Your direct reports want to have confidence that you will steer them toward success. So, no matter how frustrated you are, never forget to maintain your composure.Making excusesA leader is responsible for others and that means it’s time to step up to the plate and take ownership of your actions. No leader is perfect, but an effective manager admits when mistakes are made and shows those they lead that there is always room for growth.Being friendsIt can be a hard transition from being friends with your coworkers to being their leader. Some employees may harbor resentment toward colleagues that are promoted ahead of them. So, it’s time to find that delicate balance between maintaining your friendship and being their superior. You don’t have to totally give up on your personal relationship, but both parties need to understand the dynamic will certainly change.Saying yesWhen your boss asks you to take on a task at work, you usually don’t have a choice in the matter. When you become the boss, you are more in control of what projects you take and decisions that are made. Being a leader means asserting yourself for the betterment of your team, and yourself. Don’t be afraid to say “no” when you don’t agree with what is presented to you. Your team will be grateful that you continue to advocate for their best interest. 80SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img

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