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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is basic information that everyone (not exclusive to leaders) who has common sense and more than two brain cells could deduce on their own.Published 8 months ago by Bianca
The title is compelling but the book is very simplistic and not at the level I would expect for managers. Read morePublished 22 months ago by S. Adams
This book was a very informative read. It used great examples and had many helpful links to other books, sites, and podcasts that helped drive home the important points. Read morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This books helps in a lot of aspects of supervising. I learned a lot by reading this book that I had never been taught by previous managers.Published on March 23, 2014 by T Wynn
Very informative by a very qualified author. Very helpful. Worth the read. Don't miss out by skipping this great resource.Published on January 20, 2014 by Stephen B Mandeville
This is a fairly decent guide but it contains MP3 audio files that I can't open on my Kindle, so I don't have access to all the information I paid for when I purchased this book.Published on March 17, 2013 by Julianna
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