When I first saw this prompt for Working Mommy Wednesday, I thought, Maybe I’ll just ask. You know, I could send an email to my co-workers asking, “Just tell me what you think about me, so I can blog about it.”
But that wouldn’t be fair. That would ruin all the fun. So here goes.
My coworkers would probably say that I like being in charge. I have specific ideas about how things should be done. My way! And, while I try to be open minded and listen to others, it can be pretty difficult to change my mind. You have to be persuasive. Expect some push back.
Another thing about me? I can be a control freak. While I’m all for delegation (because, if done right, it can involve me doing less work), I expect things to be done at a certain standard. I have a passion for excellence. And, while I’ve gotten much better at delegation over the last few years, I’m better at telling people what to do than showing them how to do it. Training takes time and patience, and I’m not a teacher by nature. I’m a doer. So, unless you’re a mind reader, you’re probably not going to know exactly what I expect from you. Sorry.
My co-workers would also say that I push the envelope. A little too much. I’m known to over commit and over book. I work best under tight deadlines so I’m not going to focus on something unless I really need to. But when I do become focused and get in “the zone” I can be a little cranky.
Last but certainly not least, I really like to have fun at work. And sometimes, when circumstances don’t cooperate, you have to make lemonade out of lemons. (And then drink the entire pitcher!) I have little tolerance for people who always see the glass half empty.
I hope my co-workers would say that I lead by example. That I admit my mistakes. That I’m willing to take one for the team, even if it’s at my own expense.
What do you think your co-workers would say about you? (Maybe I need to just participate in one of those 360 evaluations and find out the truth!)