When you first join a company the most natural thing to aspire to become is a manager. Because the manager has all the glory of having people to delegate responsibities to. A manager can usually come and go as she pleases. And a manager is the first person to be acknowledged for success. So there was I, six years ago, thinking… “When will my time come?”
And now I’m there. And the world seems so much different. Sure, there are perks. But no one told us how much harder it would also be. Like they say in Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” And it’s true. Not just responsibility but also accountability. There comes a point when you are personally responsible and liable for things. And to make matters worse you always get stuck with insubordinate subordinates.
I’ve always though that one of my best qualities is to be able to get along with people. It turns out making friends and managing people are two very different things. It’s something i’m definitely struggling with. Finding the right balance between being liked by my people and being stern when things are not done right is apparently a daunting task.
I don’t know the right way out of this but can only hope that it gets easier with time and experience.
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