5 Simple Ways for Supervisors to Avoid Destructive Feedback

An HR consultant giving his team constructive feedback.

One of the most challenging parts of supervision is giving feedback that is helpful, rather than harmful, to the people we support. In a previous 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 and…

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3 Surprising Reasons Great Supervisors Focus on Feedback

a manager thanks his employee for providing him with feedback.

Supervisors are familiar with giving feedback. It’s part of the job to provide both formal and informal feedback regularly. But how often do supervisors ask for feedback on their performance? It can be difficult to give unsolicited feedback to others. It’s less awkward if a person opens the door by asking how they’re doing. By…

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Are Your Employees Really Happy?

Happy employees having fun at work

Since technology and social networking is available to almost everyone, the chance of dissatisfied employees leaving to find a new job is extremely high. Even more frightening for supervisors is when a dissatisfied employee decides to “quit and stay,” meaning they mentally or emotionally check out of their job but don’t physically leave. So how…

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What Makes a Remarkable Supervisor?

Most people agree that not everyone has the capability to be a surgeon.  Maybe you don’t have stable enough hands or couldn’t get better than a “D” in anatomy to save your life.  And if you didn’t graduate from medical school and practice your craft under the wing of a seasoned colleague, it’s not going…

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