You’ve Just Been Promoted to Supervisor, Now What?

There you are sitting at your work station, minding your own business and your manager calls you into his or her office. Slight panic sets in as you wonder what’s up, but before you work yourself up too much, your manager lets you know you’re being promoted to department supervisor. After you get your congratulations, go home and celebrate, it suddenly hits you. Now what!? You don’t know the first thing about being a supervisor. Sure, you’ve watched other supervisors do it, and maybe even thought you could do a better job than that, but now you actually have to do it. Not to mention the fact that yesterday all the people you will be supervising were your peers, some even your friends.  [Read more…]

Six Tips to Manage Sticky Situations at Work

When your boss asks you to do something that you feel is unethical, what do you do? If you spot two co-workers having an intimate lunch, what do you do? How do you handle telling a long-time employee that his job has been eliminated? [Read more…]