How to be an authority figure in world of business

21 Jan 2018 71

In the world of business, people usually search for the authority figures. When someone owns a business, establishing oneself as the authority is the absolute necessity. Other than the notion of someone being in charge, the establishment of oneself as the authority also gives the impression of being best. People want to work with the best people in entrepreneurship.


There is a clear difference between a leader and a boss. Based on the requirement, people may try to switch to one type of authority. However, a successful authoritative figure has balance of both. A boss is a capable leader in times of need. Similarly, the capable leader is also a boss in times of need.


It doesn’t really matter what position your company is in the rankings. It doesn’t matter how small or enormous your private business is. What matters is how you manage to establish yourself both online and in person meetings. It is when people meet you or see your profile they will form impressions about you. They will either start respecting you as authority figure, or they will start searching someone else to work with. Either the case, the scenario is of learning one.


Often we mistake the authority with some overly strict figure checking on his/her employees. Some of the best leaders and miracle workers I met were actually pretty cool people. They had quite chill attitude for nearly everything in their life. However, they had also that air of confidence around them. I saw the employees working for them tirelessly. They didn’t often need to get strict since they formed the perfect balance of easy going and strict garb. In truth, this is the real need for success of every business. When you become too easy going, the employees are bound to follow suit for their duties. Same is the case of too much strictness. When your work environment is too much bound by regulations, you lose the productivity of your employees. So what to do then?


Given below are several tips which are bound to give you an authoritative figure for your company or industry. It doesn’t matter if you don’t own a company. As long as you are an entrepreneur, you can follow the given tips to maintain a good authority figure for yourself. The trick is to keep working on yourself.


1. Starting a Blog:

Starting and maintaining a blog is not just for writers. It is vital for everyone. I have seen people with really no writing skills maintaining a blog. Although if you are not a good writer, maintaining a blog can be challenging, it is definitely worth it. So what is in the blog anyway?


Some owners never find time for their own blog. They either don’t start the blog at all. Even if they do start the blog, they hire someone else to do their writings. That is great.


You know what is even better? Learning to write something by yourself. Why is it so?


Well, first of all, what you write actually conveys your personal touch. That is what makes every writer uniquely gifted. Other than this fact, writing is not that hard. You are not starting a career in writing which may require some good skills. You are only writing for yourself and conveying your message. So using simple words and expressing yourself plainly is actually worth it. What you know about, you can easily write about. You are expressing yourself through the writing medium.


What should the blog include? Well it can be anything. Literally! Just make sure to get some tips from experienced bloggers before. Some people make the mistake of only promoting their business on their website and call it blog. It is most certainly not a blog.


A blog should convey what you have learned. What you wish to teach others is also a nice addition. You can also add updates on your blog. People are usually looking for something which answers their questions. People wish to read something which will solve their problems or guide them.


It is your job to do so. There is a reason why many CEOs maintain a healthy blog. The blogs are reflection of their struggles and experiences. You will want people to know you better. Blog is also a beautiful way of doing so. It is also a way of establishing yourself as authority figure.





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2. Join the Online Conversations:

If you expect people to reach out to you on their own, think for a second. How will you know if someone has opened their business without them telling you? You cannot expect the owner to come to you only. You usually meet such people through blogs or advertisement. You also meet them through the online conversations.


How you present yourself in online conversations matter a lot! Why would it be? Well, for starters, there are many beginners as well as experienced people. On any forum or online chat group or simply a group you join, there will always be those who notice. And when they do notice, they will make an image of you without meeting you.


Depending on your image, your figure is bound to get either promoted or demoted. The idea is not to appear as authority here. Appearing as unique person with ideas would do nicely.


You will need to join the online platforms. Search through linkedin, twitter, pinterest and snap chats. You will find relevant communities. There, you have chance to get involved in meaningful chats and introduce yourself. Always remember that this world is not for competition against one another. It is rather a place of self evaluation and creating your own space.


3. Starting a Podcast:

When it comes to starting a podcast, there is usually no other way inexpensive and yet effective way. There are really no budget prices involved in startups. You may want to start podcast with other prominent figures in your company. Or you can form a group in community and start the concept there.


Try including things like your Blog. Involve people to ask questions. Let yourself be approachable to the relevant people. Answer their questions. Keep expanding your experiences.

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Awais Ali Shah

Awais Ali Shah

An artist at heart, I use my writing skills to fuel my passion for creative expression. The blogs I write always deliver my personal touch for the topic. Other than a passionate blogger, I am also a creative fiction writer.

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