Of course, while this is a bad attitude to have, it can signify that something needs to change. That can often be the best blessing to consider here. It might be that shaking up your role and how you approach it could be the best option here, and potentially help you make running your business exciting again. After all, you’d be hard pressed to find a leader who hasn’t gone through some kind of challenge before.
So let us help you with your leadership resurgence:
Make Organizing Easier
Drudgery can come when it feels like you spend most of your life in administrative tasks simply to start your day. For that reason, it might be that revolutionizing how your approach your workflow could help you feel a little more secure in your step. Excellent workflow software can often help you organize tasks, contact employees, and generally allow you to prioritize your time. This way you can feel less like you’re pulled around from instance to instance, but you’ll be able to assign time slots to approach certain tasks you need to get done. With that as a basis, you can feel a little more secure in how your day will play out, and not only like you’re having to put out fires on a constant basis.
It’s also important to consider if you might need assistance. Hiring an assistant to take calls for you, act as an impartial means of canceling appointments you cannot attend, and generally helping you stay equipped with important documentation can ensure their role is worth its weight in gold. This can be an absolute benefit if you have many departments in your firm, all vying for your attention.
Connect With Your Passion Once More
It’s important to understand why you even launched the business to begin with. Odds are, it was inspired by something, even if you have forgotten it. It might be that when you headed abroad to Italy during your post-college vacation, you realized just how beautiful the wine was, and you’ve brought that over to your state. Perhaps you’ve been curating your own vineyard and it’s been going well, but your creative passion is dying out, and you’re stuck for ideas for a new product line. Returning to Italy might once again give you that passion. Exploring, reading, writing, and trying to get to the basis of that creative energy can often be much more worthwhile than you think, and can give you the means to remain energized and appreciative when that creative spark returns.
Be More Assertive
As a boss, your authority is absolute. But just because someone helms a business, it doesn’t mean that their people skills are completely sharpened. It might be that you feel your authority is undermined in certain ways. Perhaps a manager deems it fit to do things their way despite your intentional requests. Perhaps you are simply being spoken over in the group meeting, or perhaps the staff dress standard is starting to slip.
It’s not as if this is uncommon. Let’s use a humorous example to illustrate this. Popular television show Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, a show in which Gordon interfaces with failing restaurants, often shows its fair share of incompetent line cooks. The issue might be with them of course, but that’s rarely the source. It’s the head chef often to blame, and that almost always gets revealed.
It’s no failing or misapplied sense of superiority that permits you to be assertive in your firm. It’s your livelihood. Sometimes, applying a verbal dressing-down to a rogue manager, being more distinctive in who you hire and expecting the best of standards at all times can once again help you find your voice, and will allow you to deliver that passion you have rekindled.
With this advice, we hope you’re once again able to take the helm of your business and steer it to personal enjoyment and corporate success.