Q: I don’t feel like I have enough experience to be a good manager and it’s knocking my confidence. How can I get over this?
Deanna Oppenheimer, founder of BoardReady, chair of Hargreaves Lansdown and InterContinental Hotels Group, answers:
The challenge when you start anything is that you start from the point you’re at – and you don’t have the benefit of history or experience. I think the way that you overcome that is a couple of things.
Firstly, you just need some time in the seat. And that’s why I think it’s a particular challenge for people; you want excitement, you want to be very challenged, but there is a benefit to being in roles for a while because you go through a full learning curve of the ups and downs of that role.
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