Great supervisory leaders know that a team needs each member to have a focus on the success of the group. When supervised employees always act in the team’s best interests, that focus helps develop a strong camaraderie while inspring a high level of group performance. A team needs to be focused on more than just the talents of individual employees.
Great leaders know how to focus on the team ahead of themselves. They do this by developing a “We” focus. Our thoughts become words or actions that influence the behavior of the people around us. When I act in the team’s best interest, I inspire high-level performance in my team.
Now that you have a good idea of what supervisors need to do to be good supervisors, let us explore some basic qualities needed to make a person a positive, capable, responsible, diligent person, whether he/she is a supervisor or not.