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Motivating Your Employees with Effective Communication

Being a supervisor is less about who you are and what direct results you create, but more about your behavior, your role and your influence. Instead of individual results, you are responsible for a group of people and their performance.

In every organization, supervisors require the essential effective communication skills and internal confidence to motivate employees - directing them to accomplish individual tasks and company goals. That is supervision and a supervisor essential.

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Supervisor Essentials Icon Being a Fine Boss: Traits of a Good Supervisor

About our featured article: Being a supervisor is a tough job. Being a good supervisor is even harder. You are part of your team yet still ultimately managing their actions while being reponsible to the superiors above you calling the shots. Good supervisors aren’t so easy to find. But you know for sure when you’ve found one: their qualities are clear simply by comparison, with the character and skill traits to set them in a favorable role. Once you find your good supervisor traits then your job becomes that much easier.

Each month we'll be featuring one of our articles, detailing a different supervisory skill, on the Supervisor Essentials homepage. Find the career edge for yourself and grow your team to success by motivating employees with better supervisory skills.

Click here to read our feature article of the month.

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Supervisor Essentials Icon How to Transition from Co-Worker to Supervisor

About our featured article: Are you trying to make the transition from co-worker to supervisor? Have you found yourself promoted, dealing with an extra workload, and in charge of a team? Congratulations! The next step is realizing the care and responsibility you need to motivate employees who are no longer your co-workers. Your supervisory skills are tested with a supervisory promotion - and the transition is not always easy!

Click here to read our feature article of the month.

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Supervisor Essentials Icon Supervisory Skills: Make the Journey Worthwhile

About our featured article: It's hard to motivate employees if your supervisory skills don't enable you to lead your team properly. Many supervisors find that their training and growth is lacking, either due to time constraints, motivation or just not understanding which supervisory skills are necessary. If you put in the effort, the results can really help your career.

Find your supervisory and leadership edge in today's turbulent economy and job market. When it comes to your career, don't lag behind on your supervisory skills - go for the gold instead.

Click here to read our feature article of the month.

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Supervisor Essentials Icon Productivity for Leaders - from Laura Stack, the Productivity Pro®

About our featured podcast: A productive leader is one who can motivate themselves, not just their employees. The best supervisors know the value of time management and the details it takes to get the most out of motivating employees by example. In this audio podcast excerpt, productivity expert Laura Stack discusses excellent methods to bring the best to those around you - even those who aren't as committed as yourself.

Laura Stack has been speaking to corporations and organizations around North America about working efficiently and effectively. Listen to her methods to boost personal and team productivity via small and efficient tasks that easy to implement with immediate results. You can hear the long version of her productivity for leaders podcast on her website, theproductivitypro.com.

Click here to listen to our feature of the month.

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Supervisor Essentials Icon Supervisor Essentials Monthly Feature Article Archive

Monthly Feature Article Archive

Read the best of our feature articles that delve into supervisor essentials for motivating employees, hindrances to effective communication, giving and receiving feedback and much more!

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Supervisor Essentials Icon Supervisor Articles and Reviews

"Most of today's managers have been taught with books which are out of date or out of touch with the realities of today's business world," says John McKee, author of Career Wisdom. "By following concepts or ideas which may have worked when the pace of change was slower and more predictable, they are unknowingly plodding a path which simply doesn't work in an era of fewer people at all levels doing more than their predecessors."

We want to share ideas about how to manage a diverse workforce during these times of an unstable economy. You can browse our Articles and read our Resources covering a diverse range of supervisory topics. We focus on a number of supervisory skills that are important for all frontline leaders in an organization. You can view our comprehensive supervisory skill list that the Supervisor Essentials site explores for your benefit.

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