Stephen P. Robbins Supervision Today

ISBN 13: 9780138768485

Supervision Today

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Written by the most well-respected educator in the field, this skills-focused introduction to supervision captures the reality of supervising in the 1990s. Supervision Today! takes students on the job by first explaining the job of supervisor, and then featuring examples-both throughout the book and in a supplementary video-of how supervisors operate in real situations.

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This skills-focused introduction to supervision captures the reality of supervising in the 2000s. Using a lively, conversational style, it explains the job of supervisor and features a wide range of examples of how supervisors operate in real situations. The focus is on key skills needed for effective supervision--e.g., goal-setting, delegating, budgeting, interviewing, negotiating, counseling, coaching, conducting groups meetings, and handling grievances. Rich in experiential opportunities, it features lots of vignettes and visual stimuli to make concepts come alive, as well as self-assessment exercises and insights from dozens of real supervisors at a variety of companies all over North America. Defining the Supervisor's Job. Understanding Supervisory Challenges in The 21st Century. Establishing Goals. Designing and Implementing Controls. Solving Problems And Making Decisions. Organizing an Effective Department. Acquiring The Right People. Appraising Employee Performance. Motivating Your Employees. Providing Effective Leadership. Communicating Effectively. Supervising Groups And Work Teams. Handling Conflict, Politics, And Negotiations. Dealing With Change And Stress. Disciplining Employees. the Supervisor's Role in Labor Relations. Personal Development. For new supervisors and first-line managers.

About the Author:

Stephen P. Robbins received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company and has taughtat the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and San Diego State University. Dr. Robbins; research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial relations, and Journal of Management Education.

Dr. Robbins is a best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold in excess of three million copies and are currently used by students in more than a thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and have been translated into16 languages.

Dr. Robbins also actively participates in masters' track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records. He has won more than a dozen indoor and outdoor U.S. Championships at 60 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m, and won seven gold medals at World Masters Championships. In 2005, he was induced into the Masters track & Field Hall of Fame.

"Dr. David A. Decenzo" is Director of Partnership Development and Professor of Management at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. His works include:
- "Fundamentals of Management"
- "Supervision Today"
- "Human Resource Management"

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