“I felt like I had been picked up from a nice warm bath and dumped into a tub of ice water.” - from The 6 Secrets Every Supervisor Needs to Know
That was columnist and speaker Marie McIntyre’s reaction to being suddenly put in charge of people years ago. Since that moment, she’s pushed to communicate the things that successful managers do, as well as the gaffes that drag them down. Some of the things she urged webinar attendees to remember:
Power changes everything. So you want to be a boss and a buddy? That’s a great thought that makes for a heartwarming story you can tell in the unemployment line. Even if you can pull off the I’m-just-your-pal routine on a day-to-day basis, watch how quickly it falls apart cometime. Supervising has to be about respect.
You need to construct “(register to read more)presence.” It can take time to explore the boundaries of a supervisory role and get comfortable with the new weig...