I just found out today I got a promotion I've been hoping for and now I am a newly minted supervisor.
I SHALL RULE MY FIEFDOM WITH AN IRON FIST AND ALL FEAR MY HOLY WRATH!
ahem Sorry about that.
Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about it, but I know there is a lot to learn. I have a lot of my own thoughts on what it takes to lead/manage/supervise employees (and those are 3 entirely different things, in my mind), but I am also looking to put a lot of effort up front into learning as much as possible to be the best I can be in this new role.
So, 2 questions:
1) Anyone out there know of any useful books on transitioning to being a new supervisor? There are a few kajillion books on management and 99% of them are fairly useless.
2) Anyone who has supervised others before who might have a few general tips?
Please bear in mind that I don't expect to get everything I need out of a book or from the advice of others on these forums... but I figured it wouldn't hurt to get some more input and thoughts.