Be the Winner

Handling a promotion efficiently requires a blend of soft skills, considerable planning and a vision.

Finally your hard work has received the much deserving acknowledgement. You have been promoted. But are you prepared to handle it? Promotions come with their own share of hurdles. While you feel proud of your achievements there may be others who envy you. With you getting promoted it is obvious that your colleagues are likely to feel defeated. After all, not everyone gets a promotion. So while you celebrate your success, you also need to think your success , you also need to think and devise a success strategy to cope with your new responsibilities . To begin with, win over those who feel they have lost.

Be the winner

Being a leader demands a lot of soft skills. First thing is: avoid becoming the boss. While you scale the corporate ladder, it’s important play the game alone.

Your success is subject to the cooperation you receive from your juniors. The tick is then to keep them happy. It’s all about teamwork. Bonding with your team is half the battle won, Although you are now positioned as their leader, it is important to make your team feel that you are still one among them.

Being in an authoritative position is a challenge especially if you are managing a team that you were yourself a part of. If you have associates, who were earlier your friends, now reporting to you ensure that you keep favoritism at bay. Now you are a step above the rest, and have to be fair to all. Do not burden yourself with past politics and make a new beginning.

It is important that leaders outline expectations for what’s involved in organization, then managers should clarify expectations regarding each employee’s role in the value chain. Being clear about expectations also extends to partners. For example managers at American standard identified clear requirements for suppliers and were prepared to drop any that couldn’t meet them. The company was is serious about its expectations that it did cut hundreds of suppliers from air conditioning baht and kitchen and vehicle control systems businesses. The upside was that those suppliers that met the expectations benefited from more business and American standard had partners that could deliver better value to customers.

It is important that leaders outline expectations for what’s involved in organization, then managers should clarify expectations regarding each employee’s role in the value chain. Being clear about expectations also extends to partners. For example managers at American standard identified clear requirements for suppliers and were prepared to drop any that couldn’t meet them. The company was is serious about its expectations that it did cut hundreds of suppliers from air conditioning baht and kitchen and vehicle control systems businesses. The upside was that those suppliers that met the expectations benefited from more business and American standard had partners that could deliver better value to customers.

Strike the balance:

A promotion does not just mean more money and a more sophisticated designation it entails more responsibility and work as well . Additional responsibilities and more work can disturb the balance. Remember, being a boss does not mean you are an encyclopedia. Seek, help and advice whenever needed. You needn’t hesitate to approach even your juniors as the urge to learn implies strength and not weakness.

Learn to manage the anxiety and handle the tasks assigned with care. There will be an inevitable change in perceptions and you have to learn to handle it smartly. According to an in house corporate trainer with a media house Promotions especially first promotions always entail stress. There are plenty of things one needs to manage with people, work and time being the important ones. We have a counseling session for the newly promote employees, wherein we give them tips on how to work effectively in their new position,.

The vision>>>

Well, all this while you were just suggesting ideas now is the time to implement them. Have a vision and work towards it. Develop your individual style of managing the team. You need to plan out your moves carefully. Do not get over ambitious and set impossible targets for yourself and your team. Be careful while you take the first few steps or you are most likely to trip and fall.

  • Ajaygopal69

    excellent guiding