Eleanor From The Hit NBC Show ‘The Good Place’ Can Teach You a Thing or Two About Managing Other People
It seems like ‘The Good Place’ really does deserve the acclaim it’s getting. Aside from being a highly entertaining comedy show, this award-winning series is also filled with tons of life lessons a variety of people can take inspiration from.
Avid fans of the show will remember how Eleanor (played by ‘When In Rome’ actress Kristen Bell) got a promotion as the neighborhood’s architect last season. But while she was apparently the best choice to fill the position, the on-the-spot promotion wasn’t really something she’s asked for.
As expected, things started eventually going well for Eleanor, until they weren’t anymore. Suddenly, people were getting frustrated over her leadership despite their initial support for her. This kind of situation is probably something that most real-life managers can relate to.
These are some of the things new managers can learn from Eleanor’s experience on the job and how she dealt with the challenges she faced.
Difficulties Come With the Job
First-time managers may feel overwhelmed by having a new set of responsibilities with greater consequences. But keep in mind that these come at a good trade off as managers often enjoy higher paychecks.
Being responsible for more projects and employees, one’s natural talents may not be enough anymore to get one through the bumpy road ahead at work. That doesn’t mean that one should just give up though, part of being a good and effective manager is learning new skills that may come in handy along the way.
The Importance of a Mentor
In ‘The Good Place’, one could notice how Eleanor chose to vent to Michael (Ted Danson), instead of Tahani (Jameela Jamil), who was her former colleague. This ends up being a very wise decision on Eleanor’s part as Michael has the skills and experience to mentor her that Tahani just don’t have. As can be remembered, it was Michael who once held Eleanor’s current job.
Similarly, new managers shouldn’t be afraid of approaching their boss and be honest with them regarding their struggles. Good bosses would be supportive and help through challenges as it would benefit the workplace in the long run. What more, there’s probably a good reason why a boss chooses certain people to promote.
Things Get Harder
Unlike in Eleanor’s case, managers working in the real world can quit if their jobs are getting to be too much to handle for them. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Just remember that, if one does end up staying in their position, things are only bound to get harder. Don’t be afraid though, one can grow tougher as the challenges they face grow tougher as well.
More in Business Lounge
The High-Flying Life of ‘Homeless Billionaire’ Nicolas Berggruen
It’s time to discover Nicolas Berggruen and familiarize yourself with his extraordinary life – if you haven’t done so already. The businessman began...May 3, 2023
Creative Ways to Display Plants in Your Space
Indoor plants not only make your living space more inviting and luxurious; they also make your home’s air healthier. It’s easy...April 26, 2023
Japanese YouTuber-Turned MP Gets Fired For “Never Going To Work”
GaaSyy, the Japanese internet celebrity-turned-MP, has recently been dismissed from his position in Japan’s Parliament. The reason? Well, he simply never...April 22, 2023
Most Famous Celebrity Fueds in Hollywood History
Hollywood celebrities are known for their on-screen charisma, glamour, and larger-than-life personalities. However, when it comes to real-life clashes, they are...April 12, 2023
These Private Jet Tours Are Offering an Amazing Vacation At This Handsome Price!
Having seen celebrities jet off to some of the most exotic places around the world for what can only be described...April 10, 2023
Why Being A Celebrity Warrants Million-Dollar Paychecks
Celebrities are some of the highest-paid individuals in the world. These famous faces can command millions of dollars in annual earnings...April 8, 2023
How to Handle Hay Fever
While many people look forward to the arrival of Spring, if you are one of the one in five people who...April 2, 2023
How Walt Disney’s Former Housekeeper Secretly Died As A Multi-Millionaire
Walt Disneyland is the iconic theme park destination. Founded by Walt Disney and opened in 1955, the park has grown to...March 27, 2023
Shocking! Lisa Marie Presley Had Three Life Insurance Policies!
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late music icon Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, passed away on April 1, 2021, at...March 14, 2023