Misconception 1: You learn to be a good manager primarily through training.
You can’t just rely on training to get good managers. While training is critical, there is a lot of hands-on learning that is critical for top performance. This means being open to learning from those you manage, as well as those outside of your company or even industry. Knowledge is not only power, it is the fuel that drives progress. Just don’t get too stuck in the books, take a look around you to learn as well.
Misconception 2: You’ll always feel smart, in control, and satisfied in your managerial role.
There will definitely be times when you can become overwhelmed, especially in periods of change or crisis. When things are happening out of the normal it is easy to feel it all starting to spiral. Get comfortable with this fact now and rise to the personal challenge of not being in total control all the time.
Misconception 3: You’ll have a lot of power as a manager.
As a manager, you are just as much a part of the team you lead. While, yes, you can direct people in their jobs, it’s important to remember that you are as much a cog in the machine as they are. Being a manager isn’t about having power over others, it is about driving the team in achieving the goals of the company. When you realize that you are one of the team and not outside of it, you will find steady improvement in your team’s, and your own, performance.
Trushar Mody is BUSINESS STRATEGIST, SOFT SKILLS TRAINER, OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKER AND THOUGHT PROVOKER. He is a Warehouse of knowledge and wants to share it. His passion lies in teaching Wholestic Learning and Emotional Intelligence.
Trushar Mody is a role model who has extended himself to help others along their own journeys. He works from his passion of helping people live their lives with purpose and without fear. He is a managing partner and senior trainer at Encore Consulting Group.