It’s very common for new managers to lack assertiveness because they are overly focused on avoiding the spotlight and making everyone comfortable.
Her attention was solely focused on noticing injustice and dysfunction, which aggravated her on a daily basis, and left her no energy or creativity to start thinking about solutions.
Change your perspective on who you are and what you’re capable of doing, and your entire life will transform.
Have you ever walked out of a job interview feeling that you could have done better?
Confident people know their worth so they don’t need to talk about it. They have nothing to prove and can focus their energy on their work and on helping others.
Respect is not something you can demand or force people to give you. It is something you inspire in others through your behavior.
It is unlikely that the person in front of you will appreciate you more when you are chronically sorry. And in the workplace, this pattern can hold you back because you will appear to lack confidence and people will be less likely to trust that you can do a great job.
Let’s face it, the hardest part of job hunting in higher ed admin isn’t writing tedious cover letters, choosing what suit to wear, answering interview questions, or even giving your best performance at a forum. The hardest part is the emotional roller coaster.