Tip #396: Not Everyone Can Effectively Supervise Others

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“What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.”  Peter Drucker

Supervisors typically have the responsibility to plan, guide, assign, train, evaluate, hire, discipline and fire. These skills can be taught and learned. What ultimately cannot be taught is an individual’s willingness to perform the more challenging tasks of supervision: conducting performance evaluations and initiating discipline that may end in the possible termination of the employee.

Individuals can learn the skill sets, methods and procedures involved in every aspect of supervision. The question comes down to whether or not the individual will use what has been learned. This is particularly true when it … Read the rest