July 6, 2020
Being a Director of HR and Operations for several companies that primarily hire millenial and Gen Z employees, I have had the privilege of promoting, interviewing, developing, reviewing, and firing 100’s of employees. I moved up through the ranks of an awesome small business, and often found that I was very much alone in the management role. To be a good manager, you have to be able to talk complicated issues through, collaborate on projects, and learn from peers. Small business does not always allow the budget to have an appropriate peer in your position.
Why is this important?
You are twice as likely to stay engaged in your job if you have a support system at work. This is an even higher number among women (Gallup.com). If you are engaged in your job, you will be more likely to move up in your company and realize your goals more quickly. If you are spending 40+ hours per week doing something, you better be making the most of it.
What can you do about it?
Honestly… not much. I created this blog because I spent the first 7 years of my career googling answers to complex questions because I had nowhere to go for support.
I started this blog because I want to lift up and empower young managers to stand behind their decisions, learn to expand their perspective, and add value to your day to day so you can always be contributing to your skill set for the future. I have always been lucky enough to seek out and have amazing mentors surrounding me, but I still didn’t always get the right answer.
“Management is doing the right things, leadership is doing what is right.”
-Peter F Drucker
Have you ever felt alone in your management role? Contact me with topics or questions and I will be happy to help you out!