Stepping Up When the Boss is Out of Town
If your boss agrees to have you step up while he/she is on vacation, then start establishing clear boundaries on what you can do – and what you cannot do or authorize. “The more you get your role clarified the better it will work,” said Donna Schilder, a leadership, career and business coach.
Taking on the manager’s role temporarily is tricky – there’s a fine line to walk between colleague and superior. It’s important to remember that you don’t have the power and influence your boss does, and so you need to pick your battles carefully.
Donna Schilder is a Leadership Coach, Career Coach, & Business Coach who provides a place for her clients to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to their goals, and choose the best approach to achieve business and personal success.