Working for your inner boss; a better approach to succeed
Most employees in business organisations are answerable to someone
else. From the head of the organisation, in the organisation chart to
the bottom, nearly every manager and employee must look to a leader to
set the expectations and dictate deadlines, review the progress and
Whoever gives this direction is called the boss. The boss decides how
employees should perform their jobs. How well an employee meets
requirements set by the boss determines whether that employee succeeds
or fails, receives rewards or penalties, and earns praise or criticism.
The external boss cannot make you happy However, the judgment of an
external boss isn't enough to make a job personally fulfilling and
rewarding. That's something an employee decides for him or herself.
Everyone who works must also answer to an inner boss, a personal,
internal power that provides guidance on whether a job is worth doing
and whether it is done well. Accepting personal accountability for your
work means your inner boss sets demanding goals.
After all there is no one else who understands your own capacity
better than yourself.
Employees of business organisations who wish to increase their
effectiveness at work, while exercising more control over their own
day-to-day activities should develop a sense for their own inner goal
setting and performing against self- satisfaction.
More optimistic employees would go beyond the employer set goals to
fully tap into the inner capacity for greater output and faster growth.
Self challenge is the best stimulation, you might argue; what if the
employer sets unrealistic or near impossible targets? Yes, I hear you.
It's a huge de-motivating factor which wouldn't help either party. Don't
give up hope. Try hard to see if you can convert the impossible into
possible with your creativity, innovation and mind power. Find different
ways of doing the same thing for better results.
Look for creative and innovative strategy and smarter execution not
always incremental effort to deliver the 'extra'. Employees need
self-challenge for optimum stimulation. Your own goal with self-
stimulus is the best winning combination which will naturally get the
best out of you.
If you are dissatisfied with your current circumstances, workplace or
your boss, admit that no one can fix them except for you. It doesn't do
any good to blame the economy, your boss, your spouse or your
family.Change can only occur when you make a concerted effort.