Monday, October 28, 2013

Are You In Control?

You might have a title that says you're the boss, but are you really? You might not realize it, but there are a few things you may be doing right now that give up your authority without even being aware that you're doing this. So, what are these actions I speak of? Well, keep reading!

Laughter is a big one. If you have a nervous tick, such as laughter, don't be fooled... people WILL notice it. Excessive laughing, smiling, coughing, etc. is a dead giveaway that you don't trust yourself in your decision making capacity.

Do you raise your voice to a higher than usual note? If so, it sends a signal to others that your title might say "Executive" but you're not self-assured. Try to maintain an even tone at all times.

You are buddies with your employees. Why? I never understood this tactic. Someone has to be in charge, why not you? If you're busy trying to be liked then you're not being the boss. Change this!

If you're in a position of authority, you need to act as if you are in charge.

Until next time,

Twyla

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