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.

What the Waiter Learned
January 6, 1973

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