Understanding Your Beliefs and Attitude

As a manager or supervisor, taking time to identify your core beliefs will give you a deeper understanding of how your attitude shapes your actions and interactions with your employees and colleagues. The initial step towards influencing attitude is to first understand our own attitude.

Exercise

Instructions: Complete the questions below to better understand your own beliefs and attitudes. This is only for yourself; will have an option to print when completed.

1. As a manager or supervisor, you most likely view your employees based on your core convictions and beliefs. What are the underlying beliefs you hold about employees?

2. How do these beliefs affect your attitude towards those you supervise? Towards coworkers and others?

3. Think through several situations and describe how your beliefs and attitude influenced your actions towards these employees or coworkers?