The effect of the wrong role

June 10, 2014 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

It is easy to end up in the wrong place (role) at the wrong time.  You keep working at it, because you don’t want it to fail and because changing your job will inevitably cause BIG changes in your life. However being in the wrong role, can cause huge stress for you, your colleagues or team and your family.

Walking away from the wrong job is not an occasion for sadness and disappointment, it is an opportunity for joy! Look around you at the people you know who LOVE their jobs – how are they different from you? They’re not…they just had the confidence to say ‘no’ to the wrong roles and ‘yes’ to the right one.

It is exponentially more important for leaders to enjoy what they do, as it has such an impact on their teams, the business and ultimately their own success. A leader who loves their job will be motivated, enthusiastic and driven.

As a leader you need to:-

  • Set a vision for your team and have a clear strategy to achieve it
  • Give your team responsibility by delegating goals and objectives (not tasks)
  • Be enthusiastic about your team developing themselves
  • Recognise and recruit people who are better than you are at specialist skills
  • Help, empower and coach your team to be the best they can and succeed

Here are 10 signs to look for, which mean you could be in the wrong role :-

  • You find the role difficult and often make mistakes
  • You feel like you don’t fit in with your colleagues
  • You don’t talk about your work to friends and family
  • You get poor feedback from your team and superiors
  • You are ‘just doing it for the money’
  • You can’t be yourself
  • You feel bored and are easily distracted
  • You dread Sunday evenings because Monday morning means work
  • You don’t dream of promotion and career advancement
  • You watch the clock, waiting for 5:30pm to come

If you are in the wrong role, make a change and you could be a winner!

If you are still not sure whether you are in the wrong role, or you lead people who you think might be in the wrong role, contact us to discover how we can answer those questions for you.

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