following tips will help you improve your leadership skills and
relationships with your subordinates and get stronger supports from
How To Lead, Manage, Motivate & Supervise Employees Effectively
By Taidin Suhaimin
As a manager, leader or supervisor, a great importance is your ability
to lead, manage, supervise and motivate your subordinates / staff - the
people under your purview - effectively.
1. Be Fair to Everyone
each of your subordinates / staff fairly and respectfully. Some people
are by nature more likable than others, but as a supervisor, you have
to avoid even the slightest hint of favoritism; be fair to everyone.
You may have to be flexible in your leadership style for each of your
Fair is not everyone getting the same but everyone getting what they need. A nationís greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
2. Develop Everyone
Everyone is unique. Each
subordinate has his / her own strengths and weaknesses. So, work on
developing the abilities or the potentials of every employee. Don't
overlook the need to provide any necessary resources and training
needed by the employees to do the jobs. By doing so, they will perceive
that you care for their well-beings. In return, they will be more
respectful to you and hence, work better.
3. Know and Like Your Subordinates
the individual strengths and weaknesses of the people you supervise.
This will aid you in assigning tasks on the basis of skills rather than
at random. It will make them feel good working with you. 4. Show Continuing Interest in Your Subordinates
Show continuing concern
in your subordinates by providing feedback on their performance
regularly - not just at performance evaluation time. Be honest whether
they are doing well or bad. This means, giving praise when it deserved
- not when it isn't. 5. Criticize with Care
diplomatic whenever you criticize any aspect of an employee's
performance. Never jump to any judgment or conclusion without thinking
first the consequences of your critics. So, be tactful to your
subordinates at all the time. They will surely appreciate you for being
a considerate and diplomatic leader / manager / supervisor.
6. Be Flexible
flexible in dealing with employee's concerns. Going strictly by set
procedures won't always give you the flexibility you need to resolve
individual performance. So, always use your good common sense.
7. Give Simple Directions
simple, but specific job directions at any time you assign a new task
to a worker. Make things not so difficult in the eyes of your
subordinates even if it is in actuality a challenging task. This will
make them feel good and confident doing the jobs assigned to them.
8. Defend Your Subordinates
your subordinates against unfair criticisms; be with them. Make them
think and feel that you are a reasonable or supportive leader / manager
9. Be a Coach - Not a General
You are at work, not at war. So, be loyal to your subordinates as well
as to the company / organization / employer. Include subordinates in
the decision-making process whenever feasible. You can also show your
leadership qualities by working to obtain promotions, pay raises, and
awards for deserving employees.
"A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men." - Thomas Carlyle