Yesterday at work, my manager was asking for feedback and giving feedback on training a new shift leader. I was in charge, per se, the day before while my manager went on break and that meant I was supposed to be helping the new shift leader learn a few things. So as time went on, things got done that should (like prepping cookies for the following day and baking cookies and stocking shelves for the current day). I didn’t notice a few things that had gone awry; e.g., the new shift leader put too many toppings on the cookies (like M&Ms and nuts). At first when I learned I should have been paying attention to that and the fact we hadn’t really stocked the shelves before finishing the prep for the next day, I was saddened and felt guilty that I let those things slide; however, I know from before my manager’s not yelling at me and she’s merely trying to teach me as well. So just grow and learn from it! 🙂 I also learned that to help train this new shift leader in particular, I should ask questions of her and not merely tell her what needs to be done. It’s so hard to realize (for me) that everyone is slightly different and requires a slightly different leader (even those who may claim they don’t need a leader — as I’ve often learned those who say they don’t need one are the ones who actually need one the most! ) !
Today, while checking my Facebook feed and “On This Day” app, I noticed that it said that 2 years ago yesterday I became a leader at work. I became the Ice Cream Inspector! 😀 That was the beginning of learning to be a leader; it was my first step and taste into what would soon become a pivotal point in my life! I have Thayne to thank for all this; he actually has never lost sight of helping me to achieve my dreams of being a leader and so many other wonderful dreams. Thayne, if you’re actually reading this entry (because I know sometimes he does read these blog entries) thank you so much for always believing in me and never giving up on me! ❤ 😀
I’ve learned a lot about being a leader at work (especially being Ice Cream Inspector). I can’t let people walk all over me, I have to keep busy and find things to do constantly, I also have to find things for others to do when I’m in charge, and I have to maintain a manner of professionalism about me at all times (that’s not to say I can’t have fun, but I have to at least remember to be serious when needed/required). There’s still much to learn and I know I’ll never quit learning.
Well, that’s all I have for tonight’s entry; I’m sure I’ll be writing more (as time allows) and I’m sure there will be even more fun to be had as I continue leading at work (and home)! 🙂
Love and prayers, as always! ❤