“If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
As much as it may sound thrilling and exciting to be promoted to a higher position within your organization in Cambodia, there comes a point where fear sets in. Confusions, anxiety, lack of confidence is normal and as the old saying goes, if it scares you, you are on the right track. This whole new job may involve things that you know nothing about yet: the expanded responsibilities, the upgraded expectations of your boss and your teammates, the ability to prove leadership skills and most importantly being an effective manager and performing at your optimum level. But no worries, we are all granted the time to learn!
This promotion might be the result of a project that you worked on which turned out a striking success, or as a result of your performance and work ethic and it is a milestone in your career which calls for celebration as your hard work and dedication has finally being paid off. Hamper you from achieving the highest place in your career and embrace the new beginning with motivation and open mind.
To be an outstanding manager or a leader, one must be willing to insert maximum effort, commitment, dedication and the willingness to accept and face the number of challenges that come around unannounced. It is thereby no mean feat. But dare we say, it is achievable.
Take a moment to relax and determine what you want to achieve in your new role
Getting promoted to a higher position is a milestone in your career. It brings you one step closer towards the ultimate success you yearn. However, with the excitement and happiness comes the hard work. Take a minute and identify what you want to achieve from this promotion and why you have always waited for this opportunity. If you are a highly ambitious professional, you might dream of performing your best in order to climb up the ladder of success in your career. Make notes of your plans and goals. Writing down your future plans and expectations makes your job more streamlined and achievable.
Expel the fear of asking questions
You might be clueless about your new job, the responsibilities that come along with it and, most importantly, you may know nothing about the team that you will be handling today onward and this is absolutely fine because one cannot be an effective manager and a great leader overnight. However, instead of remaining discouraged and bumbled, put yourself out there. Do not hesitate to ask questions and gather knowledge in every possible way.
Be a voracious relationship builder
Building relationships and identifying and knowing each individual in your team is extremely important. This brings great advantages to you when it comes to performance analysis and extracting the maximum results from your team. What’s best about acquiring a sound knowledge about your team members and maintaining good relationships with them is that team support is crucial in order to be an effective manager and a leader. You cannot fulfill your responsibilities and company expectations with less consideration towards team building and maintaining relationships with your team members.
Be extremely enthusiastic about your job, the organization and most importantly the business
One of the best ways to eliminate and overcome the nervousness and anxiety generated within yourself when you are promoted is to consider the opportunity as a learning experience. Make this a chance to impress your superior by showing that you are eager to learn and perform well in your new job. The constant hunger for gaining knowledge, understand about the organization thoroughly, knowing about your responsibilities, learning new ideas, thinking out of the box to be innovative and finding better ways to do things, is what makes you an effective and a great manager.
A promotion is a milestone, not a finish line
There’s nothing to be afraid of when being promoted to a higher position. In fact, this is the stepping stone of our final success, the first step to many. Therefore, never consider the opportunity as a final step in your career. Fear and nervousness is a positive sign and it is your duty to convert fear into a strength. Fear encourages you to perform better, to work harder to control what you feel.