I like to think of myself as a self leader. I know my strengths and weaknesses, desires, and character. However, being self aware is only the first step. Turning that awareness into action and actually becoming a self leader is tricky.
Sometimes when things don’t go my way, I need a reality check—and I ask myself a few simple questions.
What do I want from my job?
Six years ago I took a Situational Self Leadership course. One of the questions was What do you want from your job? My top 3 answers were interesting work; promotion and growth within the organization; and good working conditions. Ask yourself the same question.
Everyone in my group had different answers—and supervisors did, too. Your manager is not a mind reader. Tell them what you want from your job. If they can’t or won’t help you achieve what you need, think about…
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