As I became head
to learn to "fly", must be able to "take a punch"
Before I became leader, I was ready to resign from the company.
Over a long period of about 1.5 years, I went almost "war fighting" with one of his colleagues.Positions on the status we were equal.But he had strong support in the leadership of the parent company.I worked in the financial service, and he was technical.The officer managed to alienate the whole team, showed no respect for colleagues, work came to 12 and their responsibilities passed on to others.His afraid of all the staff in our office.Even the head, which he submitted, did not dare to argue with him.So it all worked.Technical manager could easily offend a colleague in the presence of the whole team.The maximum that threatened him for that - a remark from the head, so not behave decently.
subject of our conflict with him was no systematic reporting on his part that I had to check and send further down the chain.Previous economist doing these reports for it myse
And then it began ... How dare I!It was the intention to provide reports with errors, delayed deadlines.And when I raised the issue on the agenda of another RAM employee put it as a personal conflict, I deliberately finding fault, etc.
Our leader has taken the position of non-interference - sort it out themselves.And we began to understand.During this time I was given a large portion of the work was dismissed economist.It accounted for by ongoing work to rake mistakes in the previous accounting specialist.And then there's conflict, which only increases the amount of work, asReports had to check back a few times.I went home late in the evening.After a sleepless night, asI do not like conflict, and the pleasure of experiencing this situation.The operation came to 8, to do everything.My opponent enjoyed our transshipments, thought some more, and follow my dismissal.Actually all this and went.
conflict erupted in earnest, and I was given to understand that if it does not stop, I'll have to write a statement on the dismissal.The situation is presented in a way that I am conflicted man and develop a problem from scratch.I was criticized, report, etc.SinceI was constantly in a stressful situation, began arguing at home about my work.My husband felt that I should resign, to save their health and the atmosphere in the family.
Read how to act when you have conflicts with colleagues.
I was very upset, but then I decided - for what she did not leave.If I get fired, then there is no choice.And if she turns out that overawed by the man who does not respect.It has become a matter of principle.I reasoned - will operate within the rules of the company.The report is not provided - stating a fact and no emotion.
In the end, I won.Technical manager dismissed.And I gained the reputation of a person with whom it is better not to get involved.
Our unit was unprofitable, in addition to financial, there were many other problems that require immediate solution.I offered leadership solutions to some of the questions, but listen to my opinion in no hurry.The question arose about the closure of the branch.But our unit was given another chance - was followed by the dismissal of the head ..
you think I was offered this position?As though not so!She offered another employee.But she was pregnant, and this option is not approached.
Watch all these events was very disappointing.For the first time in my life I did not just fulfill their duties, I am very worried about the fate of the company.I saw what you need to carry out actions to make the activities of the branch successful.Always imagined that would be done if the head has become, I knocked on every possible door with their proposals, but my initiative was perceived only as a struggle for power.
head of a woman - not that!
situation was brought to the absurd.I was formally appointed as acting head of the branch, with the ability to sign documents, but with the condition that the real solution would be to take a new employee, who took on the position of lead manager.A young guy with big ambitions and little experience.Manage it began abruptly.To punish all in a row, do not understand the situation, introduced new rules useless, etc.I tried to help him, suggest how to solve this or that issue.By my advice he would not listen, and rolled branch further into the abyss of loss.
One day from our Regional Director, I heard the phrase:
«Eugene - you will never become a leader, you have it no ability or character, so stop interfering in the affairs of others» .
pity that if I did not have a test at hand - What you head.
I thought, but really, I'm so nervous?What do I want to achieve: to improve the business of the branch or to become a leader?I made it clear that I will not be the head, then on the subject - it makes no sense to think.You just have to work and receive a stable salary.In the end, all this is not my business and my losses.You just need to perform their duties well, cease to make suggestions for improvement, to live my life, not a life company that is not mine.
I thought about it and realized that because I can not.I can not just work, to understand what can be done to put the branch to their feet, while idle.Yes, it's not my company, not my losses, but to be indifferent - I can not.Then I decided to - first to leave and then fired!
While I was resting, a young man with big ambitions, made several key mistakes.It decided to dismiss.The Regional Director was also dismissed.In place of the Regional Director was appointed to another.He suggested me to try to manage the branch.That try.Since the Director General were serious doubts - if I can handle.
At first I was a woman, in the second Chapter.Accountant (according to our management accountants can not be leaders - think differently).Even their care where they find a good chap.accountant;now there is no technical manager, and I'll deal with this situation and many other issues.Therefore, I was offered a small increase in wages, left me in the post of the head, but with the ability to make decisions.I think at that time they had no other way out, most likely they planned to look for a new leader.
I agreed.In all of their questions I already have ready-made solutions.After so many times I thought about how and what to change.I chose the technical manager of the working foremen.He has capable of ordinary accountant and taught her everything.The atmosphere in the team was adjusted.At first, of course it was hard.There was not enough time and technical knowledge, new issues fell one after another.But this was my chance, if you will overcome, not saved, it means I am worthy of this post.And if you "give weakling" ... what I did not even think, I just did not allow the thought.I have just had to deal with.
year later, our branch of the loss-making, has become profitable, with good profitability.Two years later, at a meeting in the city administration, in the presence of Director General of our company, I was named the best manager of the industry in which we operate.
Manual of my achievements were perceived as due.No one recalled the fact that the branch once wanted to close.I have not written a certificate for their excellent work, etc.But I do not regret anything.First of all, I proved to myself that I can!And if it could, I could, and more!
Perhaps what we underestimate is precisely the biggest incentive to go ahead and do not stop there!
But realizing that people experience when their efforts are not noticed, I always praise their subordinates when I see their successes.
Building a career is not an easy task, which is often accompanied by stress.I propose to read how to adjust themselves to "combat mode" and not allow stress to take over the special control.