I have been in different levels of supervisor or management roles for the past 14 years. In that time I have worked in Employee-Owned, Single-owner, and corporate environments.
My experience includes leading teams from 2 to 64 people ranging in employee experience from 0-40 years of employment.
Over the years I have held progressive roles in supervision and management including being shift supervisor, production scheduling management, and now as a department manager for a large manufacturer.
My Management Philosophy:
All employees want to feel a sense of belonging and community. They want to be self-directed and express their own individuality in the work they perform. If given the chance most employees will respond to positive reinforcement and individual recognition.
Managers need to treat all employees with respect. The cornerstone of management and leadership is honest and candid feedback. Trust is developed when a manager or supervisor has consistently demonstrated that they do what they say and when they show accountability for themselves and their teams.
What I Offer:
Whether you’re looking for ways to engage your team as an organization or a manager I have the tools that can help.
Today’s workforce is in a state of flux and evolution. Today’s employees don’t respond to a command and respond management style.
Employees more than ever want to feel a sense of community, self-direction, and meaning in their work.
Employers, managers, and supervisors are having greater difficulty finding and retaining good talent. So, we need to create work environments that people want to be a part of. That all starts with the leadership.
Through my Manager’s Diary blog and podcast, I want to share what I have learned and what I continue to learn in leading and managing in this new reality.
I am also developing online training programs that can be taken by managers and supervisors who desire to improve their people management skills.
Coaching is available to managers who would like a more specialized and intimate training and mentoring experience.