Successful Supervisor

Withhold Your Advice On Personal Matters

Dartnell's Successful Supervisor

When an employee wants to cry on your shoulder, remember that you are the boss and not his closest friend.

An employee comes to you for advice about a matter involving him and his girlfriend. Should you counsel him?

No. Supervisors should limit their advice to performance issues, such as procedures and training, and stay away from personal matters.

When an employee talks about personal and emotional issues, immediately apply the brakes to the conversation by explaining[…]


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