Are you thinking of moving up the career ladder and take on a managerial job?

If that is a yes, being a manager is a very tough responsibility to take. If you were previously doing tasks, you will be expected to lead others. You will also be expected to tackle different personalities and make them work together as a team.

Before you take this step or accept a promotion to a managerial post, evaluate yourself if this is the time to switch careers. If you feel like it is time, go for it. If you need some more time, take the chance to improve yourself and practice.

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If you want to be sure with your choice, here are the star signs you should look out for if its time to move up to that managerial post you are after:

  1. You are constantly A+ work at your current role

As a manager, you have to show that you are organized, determined, and capable of taking on challenges. If you cannot meet your targets and do your job properly, it’s impossible that you will be able to inspire others to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

  1. You are ready to help your peers and have good relations with them

As a manager, you are expected to work well with others and inspire them to do their best. You take time to answer their inquiries and help them as best as you could.

  1. You do not react immediately and think about the situation before acting

A good manager looks into a situation in all angles. They will listen to all sides with a calm disposition and investigate before they act. They do not let their anger get in the way of their decisions and will act with respect at all times.

  1. You are capable of distributing tasks to other team members

New managers tend to have problems delegating tasks to their team members. However, as a manager, it is necessary that you know how to delegate since it shows that you can monitor your team and put them on the right track even without your interference.

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  1. You want people to succeed too

Like a famous movie once said, one for all and all for one. If one team member fails, the entire team takes the hit. If one is acknowledged, it is a success of all members. Managers must know this simple fact and would do what they can to help their teammates grow.

  1. You want the challenge and role

If you want to do something, you will show it. In this instance, if you want to take a leadership role, you need to ask yourself why you are gunning for it. Are you after the money? Or are you after the challenge and can handle the pressure?

  1. You can work while under pressure

Managers do not just work at the office. They are usually sent out by their office to meet with the company’s partners and clients. They are also on the go to areas their companies want them to go. If you find this not to your palate, management is not your thing.

In Summary

If you find yourself being offered a management position, ask yourself if you are ready for it or if it is right for you. There are other possible positions out there that can give you the challenge but not have so many responsibilities like a manager does.

So, research and think carefully before you make a decision. If you make a mistake in deciding, your career may be at stake.

What are the other signs you think will make you ready for a management position? Share with us in the comments below.

For interesting articles on how to be a good boss, here are some you’d like:

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7 replies on “Star Signs You’re Ready to be a Manager

  1. Your article reminds me that wealth is not only materialistic or financial but also intellectual and spiritual . This means you do not only go after money (, though important but not everything) , but you also seek to find a purpose and add value to the world for sustainable development…
    Another point I wish to add is to have the right person in the right place or right position to lead in the right time and the right direction in the best way to the best place or level he or she can …

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  2. GREAT!
    Thanks Kally.

    Before one decides to “climb that ladder”; know that management is not an end-all decision. Usually one can if desired, step back down again.

    A bit of a warning though; many management positions “look easier” from the outside than they actually are, for example can YOU FIRE a fellow employee? … Do you have Training skills? Are YOU willing to take responsibility for OTHERS mistakes?

    “Managers MANAGE” Are you a fixer type person? Do you enjoy helping others? A Good manger must always be looking beyond themselves at others. It’s not about you; its about THEM and the Company.

    Don’t be afraid to give it a shot, but know its FAR from being :all glorious.”

    God Bless,
    Patrick

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    1. Thank you for adding those important thoughtful points in your comment, Patrick. Your input is dearly appreciated and meaningful. I do agree that management positions are not easy but it can be fulfilling. It was inspiring for me to see how my staff evolve and grow into better positions.

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