You are in a management position because of your leadership skills and your ability to guide your team. You worked hard to get in the position you are in, and you want to do your job well. The problem is, being in a management position or in any type of leadership role can leave you feeling overwhelmed. This doesn’t mean you aren’t capable of this job, but it may mean that you need to make a few adjustments to your leadership and management style.
Thankfully, a few small adjustments can help you feel better about your responsibilities and job duties. One thing to consider is adjusting your communication style. Think about how you talk with your team. Do you have too many meetings? Should you implement a better email system? Simple changes to how you exchange information can help you free up time, give you more mental space and help you feel less overwhelmed in your daily job duties.
Another tip for overwhelmed managers is using delegation. Delegating tasks empowers talented team members and can remove things from your plate. It can take time to figure out a system of how and when you need to delegate things, but this is one of the keys to good leadership. You can be a good manager without feeling like you have to do everything yourself.
As a leader, one of your jobs is to move your team forward and propel them toward the next goal. In order to do this, you need to be able to see the big picture, which can be difficult when you feel too overwhelmed with your daily job responsibilities. If you are struggling with seeing beyond today or this week, this may be a sign you need to make some adjustments. How can you change and adjust so that you can be a better manager and leader?
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC