University of Phoenix
Supervising is like parenting. These are two of the most important jobs any one can do, but few people are adequately prepared or trained to do them. Most people learn by trial and error with varying degrees of success. But both jobs are far too important to be left to chance and the good news is that you can learn with some help and guidance how to be successful in them. Leader's Role
A role is a main activity or two that you are charged with undertaking. What is a leader? The answers could be: to provide leadership and collaborative direction to ones staff; to be a team leader to ensure the staff has the human and physical resources to undertake their work in an efficient manner (Bateman & Snell, 2007). New Ways of Leading
Over the years, the role of a leader has changed from just coaching to being a motivator. A leader needs to be able to do many things from ordering to asking question; and consulting, from telling to listening, they also need to a little policing and coaching people on his team. A leader does not fear mutual respect from anyone (Bateman & Snell, 2007). This change has come about, not because people are becoming "soft-hearted," but because it is now very clear that people are more productive if they are happy, motivated and upbeat. This takes place in an employee-friendly environment. The change is one of enlightened self-interest on the part of managers who decide what training is appropriate for their supervisors. They know that happy employees are productive employees. Without having a clear idea of what is acceptable behavior for a leader, one may be likely to have employees that model their behavior after some role model in their life: such as a parent, a teacher, a boss. This could be good; but it could be disastrous if any of these people are dictatorial and demanding, or weak and indecisive. A major benefit of leadership training...