How to Be a Better Supervisor

Some people have the knack of supervising others and do a good job at it. Others find it difficult and sometimes unpleasant. They may feel insecure or lacking in ability. Perhaps they are afraid of those in their charge. They may lack courage to be firm or to take needed action. Or they may be worried because they do not seem to evoke harmony and respect.

Just how does one correct these conditions and become a successful supervisor? Taking educational courses or reading books on the subject can measurably help. But the most important thing one can do is to get a correct view of himself and of those he oversees.

Christian Science is invaluable in this regard. In conformity with the Bible it stresses the fact that man is made in the image of God and is therefore Godlike. Because God is Mind, or Love, and is perfect, omnipotent, and omniscient, then man—the true identity of each one of us—is perfect, reflecting the power and intelligence of God. Man is never afraid, limited, or uncooperative. He cannot be influenced by the so-called mortal, or carnal, mind to express negative, undesirable qualities, because there can be no mortal mind opposed to the one infinite Mind, God. God's man expresses without limit the divine qualities of wisdom, discernment, understanding, justice, stability, and the like.

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What the Waiter Learned
January 6, 1973

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