Being the Boss

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The words that keep going through my head after reading Being The Boss was that I wish I had found this book years ago when I started this journey into management. The book was thought-provoking and sometimes difficult to comprehend because of the notion that I may be stagnating in my own professional development was quite unnerving. What was even more concerning to me was the fact that I may be missing some key relationship- building, as well as managing myself, network, and team. What this book has made me do is take stock of all of the work that it takes to hone a skill set to become an effective leader and to continue to develop that skill set no matter how daunting the task may seem. I had never really considered the ideas of the three imperatives and I would say honestly there are some ideas in this book that I do currently understand and utilize. That being said, I learned these skills through making mistakes, which for me was a very humbling experience to say the least. This is not the way to become a great leader, but I think it is the reality in many cases. After reading the book Being The Boss it has given me a road map of what I need to work on and how to work on it. I believe that after reading this book this will make me consider management in a different light and will change the way that I work on a day-to-day basis, as well as planning into the future. There are three major imperatives that the authors discuss throughout the book and they require you to think about your own situation and rate yourself at the end of the chapters on the sub categories within these imperatives. One of the first of the three imperatives that was covered in the book is how you should go about managing yourself and the importance of this concept. One of the initial issues covered that struck a chord with me was that there are several paradoxes that we all face as…...

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