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How to Lead, Manage,
Motivate & Supervise Employees Effectively
a manager, leader or supervisor, a
great importance is your ability to lead, manage, supervise and
your subordinates / staff - the people under your
purview - effectively.
your subordinates / staff fairly and respectfully. Some
people are by nature more likeable than others, but as a supervisor,
have to avoid even the slightest hint of favouritism; be fair to
You may have to be flexible in your leadership
for each of your subordinates.
Fair is not everyone getting the same but everyone getting what they need. A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
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
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.
and Like Your Subordinates
individual strengths and weaknesses of the people you supervise. This
will aid you in assigning tasks on the basis of skills
than at random. It will make them feel good working with you.
Continuing Interest in Your Subordinates
continuing concern in your subordinates by providing feedback on their
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.
whenever you criticize any aspect of an employee's performance. Never
jump to any judgement or conclusion without thinking first the
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
in dealing with employee's concerns. Going strictly by set procedures
always give you the flexibility you need to resolve individual
So, always use your good common sense.
7. Give Simple Directions
but specific job directions at any time you assign a new task to a
Make things not so difficult in the eyes of your subordinates even if
is in actuality a challenging task. This will make them feel good and
confident doing the jobs
8. Defend Your Subordinates
subordinates against unfair criticisms; be with them. Make them think
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
feasible. You can also show your leadership qualities by working to
pay raises, and awards for deserving employees.
"A great man
shows his greatness by the way he treats little men." - Thomas Carlyle