Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management

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SUPERVISION: CONCEPTS & PRACTICES OF MANAGEMENT, 10e presents a study of traditional management principles, theories and practices along with skill-building applications that prepare students to understand the role and responsibilities of a supervisor. The new edition expands coverage of hot topics like crisis management, exporting of America's jobs, protected class issues and ethics; and introduces new discussions of appreciative inquiry, quality issues in the marketplace, and improved communication. The new, highly-effective cases incorporate role-playing components to maximize in-class participation and retention.

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Dr. Leonard is Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (I.P.F.W.). During his forty-year tenure, he held various faculty and administrative positions, including Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Currently part of the Core Leadership Faculty, Master of Science in Leadership at Trine University, he develops and teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, human resources, industrial relations, and strategic management. Dr. Leonard also delivered full-service consulting for thirty years, and conducted seminars for thousands of executives. Well published, his research on employee involvement and motivation, organizational culture, climate and leadership, human resource interventions, and case development has appeared in various journals, earned numerous awards, and contributed to five textbooks. Dr. Leonard received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees from Purdue University.

Dr. Raymond L. Hilgert was Professor of Management and Industrial Relations at the Olin School of Business of Washington University. He graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and received his Master's and Doctor's degrees from Washington University. His business experience included management positions at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and a market research position with an advertising firm. Dr. Hilgert taught at Washington University for more 35 years, where he served as an Assistant Dean and Director of Management Development Programs. He published approximately 90 articles in management, business, and academic journals and co-authored five books on human resources management, supervision, and collective bargaining. Dr. Hilgert was a member of the Academy of Management, the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Compensation Association, and the American Management Association. He participated in or directed numerous management, supervisory, and business ethics programs and seminars. As an arbitrator certified by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Dr. Hilgert decided more than 550 grievance-arbitration cases. He held the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) accreditation from the Personnel Accreditation Institute and received numerous teaching awards from students at Washington University.

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Hilgert & Leonard do well at incorporating the building blocks necessary for a supervision text. A supervision course and text must be designed around the functions of management. Hilgert & Leonard do that, as well as add breadth to such essential topics as motivation, communication, decision making, and conflict resolution. Students like the text's readability and the real-world context in which it presents topics.

The approach is quite natural and all theories are easily applied to practical situations. Students like this and it helps encourage them to read the text.

Hilgert & Leonard have produced one of the most comprehensive stand-alone, introductory texts on supervision. Their text is extremely well balanced and complete in its presentation of topics relevant to anyone beginning a career in supervisory management.

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