When I got my first promotion I felt it was due. I was confident and ready for it; I’d been doing the job for months unofficially. Granted, I was only managing 2 other people…hey, you gotta start somewhere!
Sadly, that’s where the confident promotion cycle ended.
Just a couple years later, I
was given earned my next promotion. It had me managing several people including the person who hired me (awk-ward!), overseeing a side of our business I knew little about, and put me in a class with people who’d been with the company for years.
My first thought: I’m in over my head.
Every promotion following had me experiencing something similar. It went like this: [click to continue…]