A Short Note On Co Worker And Leader

868 Words Aug 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
From Co-Worker to Leader
I wish I had known that I would eventually become the director of the hospital’s business office. Had I known, I would have built my work relationships very differently. At the time, I liked the idea of being promoted to a leadership position. I quickly learned that the transition from co-worker to leader can feel like being a foreigner in a foreign land. Everyone I worked with looked the same, but it felt different. Becoming the boss wasn 't anything like I expected it to be and I surely didn 't feel like a boss. My transition from a peer to a leader was not easy, because unbeknownst to me, I would have to earn the team’s respect all over again and come to terms with the fact that I was no longer "one of them." I had the respect of my boss, the Chief Financial Officer, and that was evident with my promotion to Business Office Director. I thought having the support of senior leadership would automatically give me the clout needed to run the department and to put into place the policies and procedures that I thought were needed to make sure the business ran smoothly, but it wasn’t that easy. As a financial counselor, I had the respect of my co-workers. Whenever my work was done I was always there to assist others, usually doing the tasks they hated and had put off doing. I was there for the team and had no qualms about going to senior leadership with ideas for improving our work environment and obtaining the tools we needed to get our jobs done.…
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