What are some important qualities of a good supervisor (boss)? Use specific details and examples to explain why these qualities are important.
A good supervisor is someone who helps you to reach your goals and accomplish your tasks efficiently. In my last job for a retail company, I really enjoyed talking with my boss about how I might raise up through the ranks. One thing that I must highlight is how he gave me feedback. In fact he always explained my errors to me with patience, identifying also how to fix them. Although I could have a negative impact with my mistakes he never blamed me, instead he carefully made me aware of that and corrected the wrong behaviour.
Obviously, He was not a saint. His rule, and this is something that I really appreciate from a leader, was to allow “First time mistake”. However, he never accepted laziness. Moreover, he never tolerated people who repeated the same mistakes.
What is important to stress for a great leader is to avoid micromanaging people.
Some bosses try to plan out every action which their subordinates do and schedule every second of their day. I remember a friend of mine who had this kind of manager in his previous job. My mate noticed that with this leadership style the risk of suffocating innovation and problem-solving attitude is dramatically high.
Through these two stories the main skill of a boss is well defined. He is the leader who sets the bar for his team members, but doesn’t strictly define how they should overcome every single obstacle.
ps. In this answer any resemblance to real events and/or to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental