7 Amazingly Simple Ways for Supervisors to Build Trust

I don’t believe that “rah-rah” speeches motivate people.  In my experience, the more effective route is to hire people who are intrinsically motivated to do great work and then do everything possible not to de-motivate them. Few things demotivate people faster than working with a supervisor they don’t trust. Why is trust so important?  When…

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How Independence Day Can Inspire Your Supervisory Style

An HR manager consulting with his team.

Supervisors have a challenging role. They’re expected to move their team towards the organization’s strategic goals, keep their staff productive and engaged, and complete their own work, too. How do top supervisors balance it all?  The upcoming 4th of July holiday, aka Independence Day, points us in the right direction. Supervisors who give their team…

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What Kind of Supervisor Do You Want to Be?

Human resource recruiters having a project meeting.

Most of us never ask ourselves this question.  Supervisors are expected to be better at juggling than clowns riding unicycles at the circus, so how many actually have time for deep contemplation about supervisory style? However, success in any area of life is preceded by focusing on the things that you want.  If you aren’t…

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