Summary of The New Supervisor

How to Thrive in Your First Year as a Manager

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The New Supervisor book summary
Congratulations, you’re a manager! Now you’re the one in charge of making everything work. The fun is just beginning.


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Martin M. Broadwell and Carol Broadwell Dietrich expertly guide you through learning how to be the boss. They cover adjusting to your new role, acquiring the skills you’ll need and coping with becoming a supervisor - from planning and organizing to directing and controlling. There may be just too much about stress and not quite enough about daily processes and follow through, but the information is solid across all subjects. The authors get right to the point, never sacrificing warmth, context or detail. Each section ends with thought-provoking group or individual exercises to reinforce what you’ve just read. recommends this book to people who are taking their first supervisory positions, to those aiming for that goal and to anyone who has to train either of them.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How becoming a manager changes your work life
  • What skills you need as a new supervisor
  • How to plan, organize, direct and control your staff


The New Boss
After months of anticipation, that corner office (or at least, that corner cubicle) is yours. For the first time, you are in charge. Now kick back and enjoy. At last, you can take it easy. Right? Not so fast, pal. Actually, the hard part is just beginning, but that doesn’t...
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About the Authors

Martin Broadwell is president of the Center for Management Services, Inc., and the former Director of Engineering Training at Bell Telephone Company. He has taught management training and ran the executive management institute at the University of Michigan for 27 years. He is also the author of The Supervisor as an Instructor: A Guide for Classroom Training, The Supervisor and On-The-Job Training and The Practice of Supervising: Making Experience Pay. Carol Broadwell Dietrich is president of Training Systems International. She has nearly 20 years experience in management, and supervisory training. The authors have updated this book several times since its initial publication in 1970.

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    Mary Jean Aligan 3 days ago
    very good insight
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    Erlyn Julee Ann Perez 11 months ago
    A good summary on leadership
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    Tracey Henry 1 year ago
    Yes I think it has a lot of great information and what to expect.

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