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first-time supervisor

Five lessons learned as a first-time supervisor

At various points in your career, you’ve no doubt come across terrible managers or supervisors, perhaps even had the misfortune to report to one or two of them. But, as horrible as they were, maybe it wasn’t really their fault!

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How you admit your mistakes matters

Last month, Morey Stettner from Investor’s Business Daily reached out to me as an expert source for a story he was writing for their “Leaders and Success” page.  He was interested in the best way for leaders to admit their

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When leaders make mistakes …

#$&*&@# happens!  Well-laid plans don’t always turn out exactly the way you’d anticipated.  A sale that was one signature away from being finalized falls apart at the last minute.  One missed detail takes a project down the wrong path and

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Tip #7 to remember as a new manager – you will now be viewed differently by others

For several weeks now, I have been running a video tip series on what a new manager should know and watch out for when s/he makes the switch to a supervisory or management role.  Last week I talked about recognizing

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As a new manager, expect to play the role of “buffer”

Continuing in our ongoing series what a new manager should expect to do differently in the new role, tip #6 is to recognize and understand that you will need to act as a “buffer”. You will need to be a

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Be prepared if you’re a new supervisor – most problems will no longer have quick solutions

Last week I offered up tip #4 in our ongoing series about the mental transition that is critical to be successful as a new supervisor.  Continuing in this series, here is tip #5: understand that, as a new supervisor, your

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