A good leader not only understands that communication is a very important aspect in the workplace, but also how to effectively communicate. Effective communication is the backbone to all successful business operations. "Lack of effective communication may lead to: misunderstandings, lack of information, decrease in employees' performance, [and] decrease in company's turnover, as a result." (Kondrat, 2009) Effective communication is used in each and every one of the roles that I take on. I think one of the most important roles I take on as a supervisor is the role of the cheerleader. As a cheerleader, "I am reinforcing and recognizing [the] performance and morale [of my employees]." (McGinnis, 2009) As a leader I would not only like to keep my employees, but also keep my employees happy and dependable.
"If you are not paying attention to the morale of your employees, you can be sure that you will begin to see a drop in productivity, as well as a lack of loyalty." (Southern, 2007) I am a visionary and my positive vibes transmit onto my team. My "idea of fulfilling work is to motivate and guide co-workers to achieve their best and to reach common goals in their work by functioning in harmony." (Rue & Byars, 2004) Rewarding my employees with something as simple as "casual Fridays" or a homemade cake with the phrase "Thank you" written across the frosting could be all my employees need to smile and feel needed. My employees are there for me when I need them; I want them all to know that their work is appreciated and that I am very grateful for them. In my role as a coach, I will direct my team from the sidelines all the while reinforcing the importance of teamwork.
[...] I will be a true leader, not a supervisor. Where I Stand Out as a Leader The description of the leader style claims times, however, you may be too soft on people or overly patient when their performance lags.” (Rue & Byars, 2004) I actually feel that I am a little too impatient. If I see someone struggling, lagging, or just plain goofing off I step in to see where I can help. This is where I consider my role as an authority figure comes into play. [...]
[...] I think one of the most important roles I take on as a supervisor is the role of the cheerleader. As a cheerleader, am reinforcing and recognizing [the] performance and morale [of my employees].” (McGinnis, 2009) As a leader I would not only like to keep my employees, but also keep my employees happy and dependable. you are not paying attention to the morale of your employees, you can be sure that you will begin to see a drop in productivity, as well as a lack of loyalty.” (Southern, 2007) I am a visionary and my positive vibes transmit onto my team. [...]
[...] At the meetings I will discuss training, promotions, new hires, and other topics directly related to our team and the values of our organization. I have had much experience with leaders who follow the Supervisor brand of leadership; I feel my experience will only further my drive to become a great leader. Resources Used: Kondrat, Alla. (2009). Effective Communication in the Workplace: Importance of Communication Skills in Organizational Performance. Retrieved on August from: http://human-resources- management.suite101.com/article.cfm/effective_communication_at_workplac e. McGinnis, Michael. (2009). Supervisor 101: What Every Supervisor Should Know. [...]
[...] Retrieved on August from: http://www.trainingonashoestring.com/Supervisor%20101.pdf. Rue, L. W., & Byars, L. L. (2004). Supervision: Key link to productivity (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. Southern, Rodney. (2007). How to Boost Morale in Your Office and Workplace. Retrieved on August from: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/457433/how_to_boost_morale_in_ your_office.html?cat=72. [...]
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