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How To Supervise: What Your Boss Never Told You Before You Took The Job: The Step-By-Step Guide For New (And Seasoned) Managers Kindle Edition
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The thing I must note, though, is how poorly edited the book is. There are spelling errors, grammatical mistakes, and typos throughout. It is pretty distracting at points, and detracts from the credibility of the author.
This book is a very simplistic, high level overview of basic supervisor skills. I initially purchased this book for my company for a new manager/supervisor training program, but now our HR department isn't sure how valuable this text is actually going to be for these new managers, especially those who have held leadership positions with other companies.
That said there are some weak areas. Perhaps because it may have been prudent to avoid having an overlong tome Ms Shaddock failed to include some things that would be very useful such as specific questions one SHOULD ask during an interview. Your option there are links to podcasts but not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy them.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone considering moving up to management. I'm not entirely sure seasoned managers would benefit from reading this unless they are looking for ways to motivate junior staff.
There is a lot of praticale step by step information to really get the job done. This would be a good book for college management class or to use in a work shop for training new supervisiors. In addition, it is a good reference manual to keep on the shelf to use when an new situation arises.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by Book Review services. All opinions expressed are my own.
Written for new supervisors, she addresses all of the hot button issues beginning with how to hire effective employees through creating a positive working environment. Some of her advise is a little short on the details- she recommends avoiding yes/no questions in the interview but doesn't really advise on what questions to ask. What she does provide are links to her podcasts for interviews.
For other areas she provides examples and tips for handling the scenarios. She has an Employee Problem Solving Formula for helping the supervisor investigate and initiate changes in behaviors.
I truly appreciated her advise delivered simply and clearly. What she writes for new supervisors is also what the employees are hoping to gain with the supervisor.
This book is a good starting point for a new supervisor, I would highly recommend this book.
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