Category: Supervision

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Let them grow

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When people are new to the job, they usually require a lot of supervision. Your job is to help them learn the work. Then you should begin gradually backing off on the supervision so your team member can grow. In the end, that’s best for you, for your team member, and for the team. Let your people grow. This is only  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People who make mistakes

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Everybody makes mistakes. Mistakes are when a person does something wrong that they normally do correctly. What should you do about them? Most mistakes are an “Oops!” They’re small, obvious to the person who made them, and easily and quickly corrected. Don’t worry about them. There are patterns of  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: People who are not like you

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As you move through your career, there will be team members who are not like you in some way. It might be racially or ethnically or they might be a different gender. They might have different personal values, political opinions or religious beliefs. They might move faster than you or slower. They might crave small talk  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try letting go

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When you become a boss, your power goes down, not up. That’s because you’re measured on team performance. So, it’s tempting to try to control everything your team members do. Trying to control everything is a trap that makes you crazy and destroys initiative and morale. Don’t try to control  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Observe

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Yogi Berra was right. You can observe a lot just by watching. But don’t stop there. Listen, too. The way a person speaks and acts, what they choose to concentrate on, and how they treat others tells you a lot about them. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a  »  Read More

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