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5 Simple Ways for Supervisors to Avoid Destructive Feedback

One of the most challenging parts of supervision is to give feedback that is helpful rather than harmful to the people we support. In last week’s article, we walked through how to determine what to do when someone is having an issue with performance or behavior.  But what if you’ve decided to discuss the subject,…

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How Top Supervisors Decide When to Give Feedback

As supervisors, we have opportunities daily to give feedback and advice to the people who work with us.  It’s our job to manage performance issues.  Sometimes the need to speak up is obvious; other times it is not. When someone has made a mistake, behaved inappropriately, or done something counter to what was requested, you…

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5 Ways Top Supervisors Position New Hires for Success

Last week we talked about Spring turnover and how to approach it with a different mindset.  Having to fill an open position on your team can be stressful; so there’s usually a huge sigh of relief once you’ve identified the right person. But for me, that feeling of calm only lasts until I remember that…

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How to Approach Spring Turnover with a Fresh Perspective

Spring is in full swing here in the Midwest.  The leaves are filling in, the grass is growing, and the flowers are showing their colors.  There’s an energy of growth and activity in the air. Even a mild case of spring fever can prompt someone to look for a new job.  So as business owners,…

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