Do you have new or struggling supervisors? Did you promote from within? Often times business owners and senior managers look to their highest performing employees to become supervisors when a position becomes available. The hope is that these employees will teach and motivate others to be as good as they were in that position. The reality though, is that leading and teaching are very different from implementing instructions from others or taking initiative on one’s own. It is particularly difficult to lead others who, until the promotion, were the supervisor’s peers. As you promote your best employees into supervisory positions, share these common pitfalls with them and provide direction to help them to continue to be the great performer they have been to date.