Friday, October 13, 2006

The euphoria of being your own boss! ;-)

I have met so many people who always dream of being their own boss, ahem...that includes me!! Its sheer bliss...To a large extent, this stems from the fact that you dont like being told what 2 do( mind you, I am not being arrogant here!)... There are times when you simply have to be polite and listen to utter nonsense, and there are others when he or she is being utterly foolish and his ideas seem to make no sense, and yet you are forced to do it.

I have always dreamed of having my own business, for one and only reason - I AM THE BOSS!! Despite the fact that its a huge responsibility, I would be thrilled to run my own business. Whether it runs on profit, is something to think about ;-) As of now, I have to be content with working for someone else, i guess!!

I have always wanted to have a boss whom I can look up to, learn from and someone who inspires you. My first boss is a fine example of an ideal manager till date. He was a young guy, had this "never-say-die" attitude and would motivate us to do better. We would hero-worship him, and also the fact that I was young and naive.....was very enthusiastic and wanted to improve! The best part of his style is that we would also have good fun, it wasnt just serious work....I think that's the whole funda of a good workplace.

Personally, I always feel that recognition is very important to keep you motivated....I am sure there are loads of poeple out there who agree with me. At the end of the day, your efforts need to be recognized... It keeps you going!!! Unfortunately, certain managers or anybody who handles a team, do not even acknowledge your efforts, forget recognition. People management is as critical and as sensitive as any intimate relationship. I have not managed a big team so far, so i dont really have an idea of how it is on the other side.... I am sure i will know some day!

Right now, just got a huge recognition from my boss for an assignment well done....and yup! It feels great!!! :-)