I got promoted recently.
The question is, what does it mean to be a manager?
I believe I got what I wanted but my schema dictates that managers get their position by sweating blood for an extended period of time. I don’t think I did anything close to that. All I did was take a risk.
For the record, that risk was sweet indulgence.
I can’t say that I didn’t earn the title. What I’m working on is how to prove my worth.
Since I took Seth Godin’s advice on taking the risk, I figure I should go all out with him. He’s proven his worth. I’m glad he helps others prove themselves by sharing his thoughts. I guess I can call him my unsolicited consultant.
So to answer my question, a manager is someone who takes risks and proves his worth.
I hope I can live up to that standard which I have now officially set.
I feel enlightened. Emboldened even.
“The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”
– James Yorke, chaos theory thinker.