Owning Your Role – Making a Statement on your Position
One of the trickier things that life can throw at us – is Change.
And if there is anything we’ve learned over the past year, change is an ever moving piece of life.
As the world grows, as we grow, as the landscape around us grows – the one thing that is constant – Change.
However with Change brings growth and opportunities.
Growing into a new role can be an uncomfortable and tricky process in itself.
In some cases, one of the best ways to start in a new role is to press our internal reset button.
Not because we want to forget or unlearn everything that got us into the position with which we now find ourselves, but because we want to take the time to fully embrace this new world that we have entered.
When we find ourselves surrounded by something so fresh and unfamiliar, pausing to reset and truly take in our surroundings will help to fully immerse ourselves in this new place.
By allowing ourselves to take these first steps in our new space with a bright and open mind, we are allowing ourselves to truly understand the task that lays before us.
Taking on a new position or a new role, can be scary. Whether this is a new role, or taking over for someone else, there will always be underlying expectations set by others. Often it will feel like we are being watched and judged.
Leading this new position with the fear of constant judgement and expectation can be overwhelming.
If we take the time to reset our standards and expectations – we allow for others to do the same.
We can effectively use this fresh start to rebuild and truly own our role.
By learning from the ground up, we can apply all of the new knowledge learned, along with everything we’ve learned along the way.
We can twist and intertwine the base foundations of the job, and use our own tact, tenacity, and passion – to make the job truly something that belongs to you.
While every job serves to provide a different function, or outlook within a company or a team, the outcome is much the same. Get the job done.
By affording ourselves the opportunity to truly own the position, others can then take whatever judgement or expectation that they may have had lingering, and cast it aside in a bid to fully trust and engulf themselves in the processes you are creating.
By having the trust and support of your peers, supervisors and upper management, and by being truly left to own your role and your department as you have set out to do – this is where the true magic happens.
In a place where you are respected and given the true authority to act and react, transitions and processes run much more smoothly.
Things become second nature and a mere slight of hand has the potential to rectify and solve any problems that may come your way.
Confidence breeds well in these situations as there is no better ego boost, or support, than when others embrace your role, your thought processes, and your opinions.
When you arm yourself with unwavering knowledge, experience, support and respect – you are truly setting not only yourself – but your peers and your company up for true success.
Laying this ground work makes the path ahead smoother and more easy going for yourself, and others that may follow in your footsteps.
When we take the time to learn what others have learned before us, and pair it with the knowledge we have. When we keep ourselves open to continuing this process of learning, then we set ourselves up for success. Maintaining relationships and treating ourselves and others with respect as they do us – then we are then truly owning our role.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.