Supervising

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.

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.

6 tips for delivering criticism

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: SpeakingSupervising

When somebody messes up or doesn’t live up to expectations, feedback is important so they can improve, but the criticism must be delivered in a proper way so the receiver takes it to heart. Here are some tips for giving negative feedback.
Few people relish having a sensitive conversation at work, but they have to happen. No matter the specific subject matter, it’s essential that required information is conveyed clearly and tactfully.

5 tips to becoming a great leader

February 10, 2016 Categorized in: Supervising

If you’re looking to step into a leadership role, it’s important to take a look at how you act in the workplace. Situation Management Sys­­tem, Inc. shares five tips for being a great leader.
It’s hard enough to pass off a task without being physically disconnected from someone. But in the modern age, you don’t always get to delegate face to face.

Start now to develop leadership skills

February 24, 2015 Categorized in: AdvancementSupervising

When you look at job ads, you’ll notice few, if any, seeking people who are new to management. But how are you supposed to get started in management if all the jobs require experience?
Delegating work may feel daunting, but when done correctly, it can lower risk in your business, writes Elizabeth Grace Saunders, CEO of Real Life E. Here’s how to get over the fear of delegating.
Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure? Here’s a self-audit.