They Promoted Me?

Overview

You just received your first promotion. Now what do you do? How should you act? What can you expect from your organization and your subordinates? What can they expect from you? How do you begin? Will work life be almost the same or incredibly different?These questions and many others confuse, intimidate, and frighten new supervisors. Unfortunately, organizations invest considerable amounts of money and energy into selecting a supervisor, then expect appropriate behavior with little or no supervisory training. ...
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Overview

You just received your first promotion. Now what do you do? How should you act? What can you expect from your organization and your subordinates? What can they expect from you? How do you begin? Will work life be almost the same or incredibly different?These questions and many others confuse, intimidate, and frighten new supervisors. Unfortunately, organizations invest considerable amounts of money and energy into selecting a supervisor, then expect appropriate behavior with little or no supervisory training. "They Promoted Me?" fills that void with a down to earth, common sense primer for new supervisors. Filled with interesting stories and examples, this easy to read book will be a godsend for anyone newly promoted who wants to do a good job, but needs a little basic training in the field of supervision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583487372
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/26/2000
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 764,790
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The View Only Changes For The Lead Dog: Keeping Your Promotion In Perspective 1
What Do I Do Now? Realizing Your New Role 5
Anybody Got A Road Map? Learning The Goals Of Your Organization 9
Subordinates From Hell: Understanding Your Employees 13
Do What I Mean, Not What I Say: Communicating With Your Employees 17
Lighting A Fire: Understanding The Concept Of Motivation 23
A Pat On The Back: Showing Appreciation For Positive Performance 29
A Slap On The Wrist: Handling Inappropriate Employee Behavior 33
A Flip Of The Coin: Making Good Decisions 37
What Part Of "NO" Don't You Understand?: Handling Employee Requests 41
Sit! Speak! Rollover!: Training Your Employees 45
Gee, Boss, It Wasn't Me!: Why Employees Lie 51
There's Got To Be A Better Way: Encouraging Employee Creativity 57
"Because I Said So": Dealing With Troublesome Employees 63
You're Really Not That Bad: Evaluating Your Subordinates 69
Another Day, Another Nickel: Understanding Budgets And Financial Controls 75
Would Someone Please Take This Knife Out of My Back?: Surviving Organizational Politics 81
How About A Drink After Work?: Ethical Supervision 87
I Must Be Losing My Mind: Handling Supervisory Stress 93
What's My Next Move?: Preparing For The Next Promotion 99
About the Author 105
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