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Quick Skills Skills for the First Time Supervisor

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ISBN-10: 0538432292

ISBN-13: 9780538432290

Edition: 2002

Authors: Doris Humphrey

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This book enhances the reader's opportunity for career success by targeting fundamental skills.Skills For the First Time Supervisor will provide the foundation necessary for effectively working with and managing others. Covering areas such as decision making as a supervisor, motivating employees and handling change and conflict among employees, this is the perfect reference for the experienced professional new to a manager's position as well as for the entry level person looking to learn more about management.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 8/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

A pioneer of modern dance, Doris Humphrey was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Humphrey began dancing at the age of 8 and began a career as a teacher of ballroom dance in Chicago in 1913. In 1917 she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked with the Denishawn Company. She remained with this company until 1927, dancing in the early "music visualizations" Sedon Arabesque (1917) and Sonata Pathetique (1922) and choreographing her own first work, Tragica, in 1920. In 1927 Humphrey left the Denishawn Company with her dance partner Charles Weidman and went to New York, where they formed their own company the following year. The company performed for 16 years until arthritis forced Humphrey to retire…    

Introduction
Being a Supervisor
A Step Up
Why Be a Supervisor?
Functions of a Supervisor
A Fundamental Skill: Time Management
The Supervisor as Leader
Leadership Style
Three Rules of Thumb
Qualities of a Good Leader
Three Essential Tasks
The Core Functions
Setting Goals and Planning
Organizing Work and Assigning Tasks
Controlling Work Performance
Decision Making
Uncertainty and Risk
Steps for Effective Decision Making
"Selling" Your Decision
Motivating Employees
Why Is Motivation Important?
Types of Motivation
The Hierarchy of Needs
Motivating Today's Workers
Communicating with Employees
Communication Problems
Listen, Listen, Listen!
Giving Instructions
Giving Criticism
Employee Evaluations
Why Evaluate?
Guidelines for Evaluating Employees
Disciplining Employees
Handling Change and Conflict
Managing Change
The Nature of Conflict
Resolving Conflicts Constructively