Supervisory Management

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Featuring a practical hands-on approach that blends skill-building opportunities with traditional management principles, Mosley, Mosley, and Pietri's SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT, 8e helps prepare your students to become effective supervisors in today's workplace. Readable, engaging, and offering a practical focus on developing successful supervisors, the Eighth Edition of SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT inspires students--emphasizing the positive approach of working cooperatively WITH people to develop and empower them to better perform in their working roles. The authors consistently adhere to the federal government SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) requirements for workplace competencies, and the chapter-ending Skill Builder exercises clearly demonstrate how they contribute to the students' development of these skills. Chapter-opening Preview Cases give students real-world examples of chapter concepts. These cases are referred to in chapter narrative and in Self-Check questions, helping students link principle and concept as they progress through each chapter. Chapter-ending cases reinforce concepts with real-world supervisory examples. Including new and updated topics throughout and many course preparation and presentation tools for instructors, the Eighth Edition of this best-selling text is both an essential teaching tool and learning resource that students will turn to even after completing your course.
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Contents

Planning and Organizing
37
Leading
159
Skill Development
291
Controlling
387
Managing Human Resources and Diversity
447
Endnotes
508
Glossary
518
Index
528
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Donald C. Mosley, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of South Alabama where he teaches Management Theory and Practice, Organizational Behavior, and Management Seminar. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsaps College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Alabama. He has conducted research in the areas of recruiting, selection, conflict management, teamwork, leadership, and partnering. As a consultant, he has been instrumental in working with organizations in the public and private sectors to implement organizational development techniques and supervisory training programs. Dr. Mosley is a member of the Academy of Management Association and the Southern Management Association.

Paul Pietri is Professor of Management at the University of South Alabama; in 1993, the Alumni Association selected him for their Outstanding Professor award. Dr. Pietri has an extensive background as a trainer/consultant to private and public sector organizations, both in North America and abroad. He has designed, administered, and conducted training at the supervisory level for organizations in thirty-five states and Canada. These include International Paper Company, Shell, Dupont, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Labor, and Defense, and others. He also helped design curriculum for the "Supervisory Communication" segment of Mississippi Public Television's series "Effective Communication". His writings have reflected his training and design experiences, and appeared in such journals as Training, Organizational Development Journal, Industrial Management, and others.

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