Supervising

4 tips to be a better persuader

July 9, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

Yes, you can order your employees to do what you want, but you’ll get better results by persuading them that you know what you’re talking about. Persuasion is a skill that can be developed with practice. Here are four tips.

That’s no way to run the show

July 9, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

Even the best leaders make mistakes from time to time. What makes them stand apart is a willingness to face up to their flaws and correct them. Take a good look at your performance, and guard against these shortsighted errors.

Before criticizing, ask 2 questions

June 24, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

One of your employees has done something wrong. Before you call him or her on the carpet, ask yourself these questions.

Beware 4 discipline traps

June 24, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

Most managers don’t spend a lot of time on discipline, so it’s no wonder that many of them aren’t very good at it. Correcting mistakes and misbehavior is part of the job, though. Learn to avoid these pitfalls.

Interviewers: Avoid these mistakes

June 24, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

It’s not simply what you offer in the way of money and position that affects your hiring success rate. How you behave as an interviewer also carries great weight. Take note of these interviewer behaviors that applicants are very aware of—and don’t like.
Conflicts at work may be inevitable, but they don’t have to be destructive. Remember this advice for keeping disagreements between employees from spiraling out of control.

Remove 4 barriers for your people

June 10, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

Empowerment isn’t about “giving” power to employees, but removing obstacles that prevent them from using the power and skills they already possess. As a leader, remember that empowerment works best when you eliminate these barriers to success.

Widen the scope of reviews

March 13, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

We usually judge employees’ work by the traditional standards—quality of work and amount done. However, since no employee works in a vacuum, add these factors to your evaluations to create a more accurate picture of a worker’s contribution to your group.

Go easy on young workers’ ideas

February 26, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

Your younger workers will sometimes offer ideas that really aren’t that good. But you should never shoot down the employees who bring them. Their willingness to take risks is priceless.

Communication is vital when delegating

February 26, 2020 Categorized in: Supervising

Management is about getting results through people’s efforts. That means effective communication is essential. Here’s what to do.

Focus on potential too

February 27, 2019 Categorized in: Supervising

The most successful leaders see the potential in their employees—and they have a plan to help them realize that potential, says David Deacon, author of The Self-Determined Manager. He recommends you spend time answering these questions for each employee.
When Congress expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2009, it broadened the circle of people eligible for ADA rights even wider. That has led to a spike in people filing ADA-related legal claims. Here’s what managers need to know about the ADA:
Good leadership doesn’t mean that as a leader you should do all the talking. In fact, some of the best leaders do more listening than talking. Mark Deterding, writing at Lead Change Group, shares how you should practice listening to be a better leader.