From Technical Specialist to Supervisor: Making the Successful Transition / Edition 1

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This book is designed to help you make the transition from technical expert to people management. The basic building blocks of communicating, motivating, and delegating are clearly presented. In addition, completing the Technical Supervisor Action Plan will help you implement your new supervisory skills on the job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560521945
  • Publisher: Crisp Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Fifty-Minute Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Technical Supervising Is Unique
Part 1: The Transition: Getting Off to a Good Start Make the Transition a Manageable Process Before You Begin the Transition Starting the Transition Process Avoiding Predictable Trouble Pockets Understanding the Technical Types Proactive Management Technical Supervisors' Transition Lessons
Part 2: Communication: Skills for Technical Supervisors Communication Challenges Facing Technical Supervisors Challenge
1: Understanding Your Personal Style Challenge
2: Meeting Interpersonal Communication Demands Challenge
3: Developing Situational Strategies Technical Supervisors' Communication Lessons
Part 3: Motivation: Creating Incentives Motivational Issues Motivational Theories Motivational Basics Unique Motivation Needs of Technical Experts What Motivates Technical Supervisors? Motivational Challenges Facing Technical Supervisors Challenge
1: Overcoming Trouble Pockets Challenge
2: Creating a Positive Climate Challenge
3: Finding Incentives for Your Technical Team Challenge
4: Managing Change Technical Supervisors' Motivation Lessons

Part 4: Delegation: Learning to Let Go Delegation Skills Overview Delegation Challenges Facing Technical Supervisors Challenge
1: Determine with Whom You Can Let Go Challenge
2: Select the Appropriate Strategy Challenge
3: Be Sensitive to the Needs of Others Challenge
4: Manage Performance and Monitor Progress Technical Supervisors' Delegation Lessons
Part 5: Planning for Further Development Develop a Plan of Action Manage Your Job and Advance Your CareerPolitics Can Be Fun Technical Supervisors' Final Recommendations
Appendix Bibliography Technical Supervisor Questionnaire
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