Summary of The Essential Supervisor`s Handbook

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Although this handbook is touted as a guide for managers at all levels, it really is most useful for new supervisors. Authors Brette McWhorter Sember and Terrence J. Sember cover familiar territory, but their writing is clear, concise and informative. Seasoned managers may find only a few fresh ideas for running a department or overseeing employees. But getAbstract believes the book’s fundamental approach will instruct new managers and help experienced supervisors refocus on leadership principles that they may have come to neglect over time.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to develop basic management skills;
  • How to juggle your management responsibilities while satisfying your superiors; and
  • Why time management usually is the biggest challenge for supervisors.

About the Authors

Brette McWhorter Sember, a former attorney and mediator, is the author of more than 30 books. Her husband, Terrence J. Sember, has a master’s degree in business management, and has owned and operated two businesses.



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Good managers are experts at multitasking. They keep their departments running smoothly while also satisfying their supervisor’s demands. A manager’s success, though, ultimately depends on establishing and nurturing relationships. If you are a new supervisor, your organizational...

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