Being a good leader and supervisor is something that Christopher Prashad had to work at. He has found over time however that there are a few fundamental traits that separate a bad supervisor from a good one. Being a good leader is a skill, one that takes time and experience to develop. Knowing a few key traits of a good supervisor however, can help put you on the fast track to success.
One of the most important traits a supervisor has is magnanimity. A good leader treats others the way that he or she would like to be treated. A successful supervisor adheres to that golden rule. If you are respectful, fair, and kind to everyone, they are more likely to accept your requests and respect your input and insights.
Another trait that a good supervisor possesses is an ability to set an example. The best leaders do so by example. If you want your employees to dress or behave a certain way, you must do so yourself. Being a leader comes with the responsibility of demonstrating values and goals. As a leader, you should be the model prototype of what you ask of others. Set the bar high and set a good example that others won’t just respect, but admire.
Christopher Prashad has learned that it takes diligence and hard work to become a good leader. Supervising others is never an easy task, but by carrying yourself with integrity, being empathetic to everyone, and setting a good example, you can be a successful leader.