Supervision Today!

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, Jul 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 487 pages
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For courses in Supervisory Management, Supervision, and First-Line Management. Written by well-respected educators in the field, this skills-focused introduction to supervision captures the reality of supervising in the 2000s. It takes students on the job by first explaining the job of supervisor and then featuring a wide range of examples of how supervisors operate in real situations. The focus is on key skills needed for effective supervisione.g., goal-setting, delegating, budgeting, interviewing, negotiating, counseling, coaching, conducting groups meetings, and handling grievances. Rich in instructional aids and experiential opportunities, it features lots of vignettes and visual stimuli to make concepts come alive. NOW PACKAGED WITH EACH NEW STUDENT TEXT! Self-Assessment Library v. 2.0 CD-ROM now accompanies each Robbins, Supervision Today! 4e textbook. This unique easy-to-use assessment tool allows you to assess your knowledge, beliefs, feelings, and actions in regard to a wide range of personal skills, abilities, and interests. Automatically graded, self-scoring exercises. Generates individual analysis, which can be printed or emailed. The 45 exercises located on CD-Rom are divided into three parts - What About Me?, Working With Others, and Life in Organizations as listed in the Table of Contents.

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Contents

Chapter
1
The Management Process
7
Supervisory Competencies
17
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

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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