Friday, 24 October 2014

We made it

It's half term. We made it this far.

What is particularly good about it for me is that I have now been in post for a year and I thought it would be a good time to think about what has happened over the last year and where I have developed most.

For me there's no question - When I took this job I was very concerned about my management skills as I had no background in this area and as an introvert, the prospect of managing a team was very intimidating. My management skills are significantly higher than they were last year and to have developed in this way is the single thing I am most proud of. I'm more confident, I know what being a manager means from this perspective and I trust myself to actually have the difficult conversations that are occasionally required.

In other areas, where I only have to manage tasks and deadlines I have also developed - co-ordinating the workloads of a team requires more finesse than I originally expected, but that is becoming more natural to me now as well.

I'm really happy and I feel my team are also confident in me going forward.

Now I'm going to spend four days asleep.