Feedback is a gift. Every now and the one of my columns gets a response that tells me that I have really hit a nerve. In this case, I wrote about managing your boss. The feedback I reviewed was that bosses need plenty of managing, and readers weren’t skimpy with their advice!
Each employee you supervise has different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different work styles… Be prepared to give employees as much information as the need to succeed.
So I’ll sit on the other side of the dest and send some pointers to the bosses out there. If you asked employees what they would do if they ran the zoo, their answers would sound like these
• Adapt to individuals. Each employees you supervise has different strengths and weaknesses, as well as different work styles. The “my way or the highway” approach rarely works. If you can’t quite figure out how to accomplish this, think back to the best boss you ever had and follow that example.
• Check your attitude. What example are you setting? Are you enthusiastic about the work you do, or do you view it as a burden? Eliminate stereotypes, both positive and negative. Recognize that talent may be hiding where you least expect it.