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Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 44: “Success Tips For The New Supervisor”

In this episode, co-host Tywauna Wilson discuss simple tips to be a success in your new supervisor role.

Being a new supervisor can be intimidating. Whether you get promoted from within the team, leading a brand new team, or supervising an established team, they all present their unique challenges. What if you make mistakes? You will, don’t worry :-). What if you don’t know the answer? You will not have all the answers, that’s why you have a team. As long as you commit to being a good supervisor, you will feel confident in no time!

“It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final”- Roger Babson

Success Tips For A New Supervisor:

  • Start setting a good example from the moment you think you may be promoted to supervisor
  • Strengthen your competencies in:
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Time Management
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Giving Feedback
    • Team Building
  • Be a Careful Observer
  • Get to know your team
  • Keep learning
  • Ask the right questions of the right people
  • Go to Gemba

Call to Action:
Share with us, some of the best advice that you received when getting promoted to your first supervisor role. Were there things that you wish you would have known?

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