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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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Tip #4 for the new supervisor – it’s all about the people!

A few weeks ago, I started a short series about how the skills needed as a new supervisor are very different from those that were needed in your previous role as an individual contributor.  When you take on the role

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Tip #3 for the first-time supervisor – watch out for the push-pull reality!

For the last two weeks, I have been posting video blogs about the challenges that come with first-time supervisory roles.  Here is a third one: the first-time supervisor often experiences something that I call the push-pull reality of leadership.  The

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Tip #2 to keep in mind as a first-time supervisor

Moving into the new role of a first-time supervisor comes with challenges, many of which stem from not recognizing that you have fundamentally changed occupations.  I posted a video blog last week that offered one very important reminder when you

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First-time supervisor? Here’s an important reminder

When you become a first-time supervisor or a first-time team leader, you have to be VERY aware that for all practical purposes, you are essentially changing occupations.  This is true even if you’re becoming the supervisor of a department you

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Another common new supervisor “trap” to watch out for

Earlier this week, I addressed a question that I was asked during a recent leadership development training program for a new supervisor group. In this same program, a second question that was asked of me by a participant was this

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