Mon, 5 December 2022
If you’re a hardworking, talented, and career-driven person, you probably aspire to be a leader some day. It’s easy to understand why. “Being a boss” can feel like a natural next step after years or even decades of hard work and professional achievement.
But being a good boss requires a number of skills that are separate from the ones that probably got you promoted. When you become a leader, your talents for writing code, or planning weddings, or stamping out widgets at the widget factory become insignificant overnight, and your career success begins to depend instead on how well you communicate, motivate, and connect with the hearts and minds of others.
Most people find this shift harder than they expected. They often end up feeling overwhelmed, burned out, and less sure of themselves than they felt before becoming a boss. Many seek out career counseling or leadership coaching to learn not only how to be a boss, but how to be a good boss, capable of leading a team of talented people to accomplish great things. They begin a process of personal growth that makes them more aware, more influential, and more courageous, at work and in every other area of their lives.
This episode of the podcast is for anyone who leads other people, or who hopes to someday. As a small business owner myself, I can tell you that being a good boss is not a destination, but an ongoing journey that will challenge you in unexpected ways. I hope this episode gives you some fresh ideas for where to begin.
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: How_to_Be_a_Good_Boss.mp3
Category:How To, Mental Health, Career Change, Career Advice, Job Change, Career Change -- posted at: 4:00pm MST
Mon, 27 September 2021
Dealing with stress at work? Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, burnout and career ambivalence are rampant right now.
Help is here: On today's episode I’m visiting with an expert career coach who can help you advocate for yourself, set healthy boundaries on the job, manage work related stress and anxiety, make empowered career decisions, and, if you’re an employer, learn how to keep your people happy and healthy.
All for you!
Direct download: How_to_Deal_With_Stress_at_Work_4.mp3
Category:How To, Mental Health, Career Change, Career Advice, Job Change, Career Change -- posted at: 3:36pm MST