Take control over your career
When you were thinking of becoming a leader, making an impact and be a great boss to many the reality is different. In a senior leadership position you deal on a day to day basis with a lot of people management challenges. There is not a day one of your employees doesn’t have some problems to discuss. As a leader you face a high workload, responsibilities and the ongoing struggle in stakeholder management.
Let’s be honest, as a leader you got a lot on your plate and there can be days there is just too much nonsense you have to deal with. One of my clients who is responsible for a team of 300 people, once told me: the amount of problems my people have is taken too much time and focus away from what I want to be doing. I always thought that I would be a different leader, someone who people look up to, being inclusive, making an impact and have ongoing success.
Every leader has their own challenges. You have a great opportunity to be the leader that people really value and where you make great impact on all levels.