Leadership Skills For Supervisors
Good leadership is essential for success in supervising others—and the most effective leaders understand that their preferred leadership style doesn’t fit every situation. Supervising new office employees as they learn how to check patients in or operate your electronic medical records system might require you to take a directive or transactional approach. In contrast, using a democratic or participative approach might work best to brainstorm how to address challenge points in your practice or to fine-tune office procedures—and a laissez-faire or delegative approach may be more appropriate for supervising more senior employees who know your practice inside-and-out.
This guide helps you understand various leadership models, and when to adapt your leadership style from directing to coaching to supporting to delegating. The handy checklist for success reminds us of the basics of good leadership and good communication.