With just one week under my belt at my new job, I am barely starting to put all the pieces together and figure out all the things I am going to need to learn and to do in the next year. Looming especially large in my thoughts is the awareness that this is my first supervisory position, and I have a lot to learn about what good supervision looks like and feels like from this end of the equation.
My dad, who spent 40 years in sales, management, and training, says, “Set clear expectations, train well, and don’t hover.”
My 16-year-old daughter says, “Don’t give pep talks.” [When I asked why, she said she’d rather be DOING her job or task than be “getting motivated” to do it.]
What do you have to share? What’s something your best bosses have in common? What’s your strongest point as a supervisor? What could you do better with better supervision? What do you wish you knew before your first supervisory job?
I’m grateful for your advice and wisdom!