manager material

Are you manager material?

Sometimes, a few people like to remain followers while they let others to rule over them. Even the best minds need supervisors who can bring out the best in them. However, there comes a time for promotion where you have to leave your field job and get stuck to your chair. Or better still, stop working and start managing. Are you that manager? Here are four ways to find out if you can step into the shoes of a leader.

 

Are you a teacher?

You’ve been at the grind for far too long to know everything about it. Which is why, people come to you with questions. If you like answering them with relish, you are just what the HR personnel ordered. You are manager material. On the other hand, if you feel that people are throwing a spanner in the works every time you decide to tick off things on your to-do-list, you might reconsider that offer of a manager’s post. Perhaps, you are better off as a follower of the herd.

 

Learn to trust others

If you have a penchant for perfection and realise that no one measures up to it, you will end up micro managing everyone if you become the manager. Usually, this is frowned upon. It shows that you don’t trust your subordinates, and they will, in turn, not trust you. Two, you like to control everything and will not allow them to learn on the job. You should give your juniors some leeway to err and learn, rather than always try to make them stick to your style of working. Everyone should be only responsible for the end result, not how they get to that destination. If you can lose control over them and still make them meet their deadlines and be just as qualitative, you’ve got a team you can lead with pride.

 

Groups should excite you

By that, we don’t mean being extrovert. We meant a team member who likes to hear out everyone on what they have to say about a problem or challenge you are facing at work. If you like brainstorming sessions and endless strategy meetings, you are manager material, because you appear to thrive in others’ company. That’s what a manager’s job is all about. Everything you does away from the seat is more important than what you do at your work desk.

 

Celebrate your team members’ wins

If you find yourself squirming every time any team member wins a new contract or does something laudable, you are definitely not manager material. In a team, if you are the senior most person and you love it if someone younger to you has done something great at work, you are the doting manager they need. All a manager needs is empathy and sympathy to do his job well. And for that to happen, you need to have a paternal instinct, who can only celebrate others’ wins and feel part of their story. That’s when you can say for sure that you are leadership material as you consider your juniors your budding students who need all the encouragement they need to advance in their careers. Step up. Take your managerial job. And if you’ve not been offered one, it’s time to change jobs and get to that position in a different firm. It’s time.

passion is god

Work is Worship, and Passion is God!

Passion is the supreme source of success. In the presence of passion, one can nearly achieve anything. According to the Holy Bible, Jesus says ‘God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth’. So the word ‘worship’ loses its true meaning when there is no spirit and truth. However, there is no existence of truthfulness in people’s heart, during their regular 9-5 job. But it is quite a known fact that this is not the case during days in pursuit of passion.
Steve Jobs, Chris Gardner, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett are some of the greatest Entrepreneurs who have believed and proved ‘follow your passion, and success follows’.
No one said it was easy. In finding your passion and pursuing it, there will be many hours, days, weeks, or months, even years that pass before milestones are reached.

Here goes a look at passionate lives:

  1. Simplified life : With all the chaos and information overload in today’s world, there’s something very freeing about rediscovering our passions (or discovering new ones!). Also, this brings some simplicity back into our lives.
  2. Greater self-awareness and self-confidence : Self-awareness is listening to what our soul is telling us, and leading to self-confidence comes in by recognizing our strengths and interests.
  3. Expansion of comfort zones : We begin to push the boundaries of our comfort zones as our self-confidence increases.
  4. Satisfaction : Satisfaction increases with the learning, growth and fulfillment of self that occurs with meaningful progress.
  5. Happiness : When you engage in meaningful progress, you are taking action in the pursuit of future happiness.
  6. Meaningful progress increases your creativity : It’s that simple—more creative juices flow when you are doing what you love.
  7. Being part of something bigger than ourselves : As humans we want to leave the legacy of having made an improvement and impact on our surrounding. This is accomplished through our passions and abilities with which we’ve been equipped.
  8. Life in Harmony :  When we incorporate our passions into our lives, we get to experience the harmony in life.
  9. Inspiration to others : Being true to yourself in pursuing a meaningful path automatically positions you as an inspiration to the world.
Finding your passion and working towards it isn’t easy, yet with all the challenges involved, the benefits of following your passion outweigh the difficulties and sacrifices. It’s time we start a movement!
Workflexi was born for passionate people to make it much easier to pursue their passion, and not to mention, earn at the same time.