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Mentor New Supervisors


Helping Them Be Successful From Day One

New supervisors are often challenged with moving from being a friend to being a manager. That’s a big step! To help them be successful in their first role managing people, provide them a mentor to guide them.

A mentor can help supervisors adapt to their new role by: […]

Is Your Employee Ready to be a Supervisor?

Onboarding New Project Managers

Before an employee is promoted to a supervisory role; consider, first if the individual is ready to be a supervisor. Let’s explore a story from one of my clients I coach. My client recently asked me how to tell if one of his employees is ready to be a supervisor. In particular, he was afraid […]

Helping a New Manager Succeed

How Effective a Manager Are You?

New managers need support to succeed in role. Consider that many individuals hired into new management roles may not have previous experience managing people; they have likely come from individual contributor roles. To make it even more challenging, they are now likely managing those individuals who were once their peers.

Consider this example:

Jeremy is […]

New Supervisor Best Practices

Consider what you should be doing the first month in your new role

Ideally, new supervisors are afforded an opportunity to be onboarded into their new role in a more formal way within their companies. However, not every organization does onboarding and sometimes supervisors are dropped into a management role with limited or no support […]

Supervisor Readiness

I recently had lunch with a client to discuss how to best determine if newly hired or promoted supervisors/managers were ready to take on their role overseeing employees and how to ensure they get what they need to be successful. It reminded me of a conversation I had with another client only about a month […]