Supervising

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.

… an employee always has an excuse

May 26, 2016 Categorized in: Supervising

Do you have an employee who makes too many excuses for her shortcomings?
Having references won’t help if you can’t get them to open up to you about an applicant.

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.

Gift-giving: Great idea… on paper

November 5, 2015 Categorized in: Supervising

Q: I’m a big gift-giver. When someone on my staff does great work, I pick a little gift, get it wrapped and give it privately to the individual. When I mentioned this to a manager at another company, she scolded me. She said I was setting a bad precedent. What do you think?
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.
If you’re struggling to be a leader, consider these tips from Dan McCarthy.
If you received a promotion and suddenly found yourself supervising people who were your peers the day before, would you know how to break the ice and make a smooth transition?