What Is Leadership?

Authored by: Herman Koren , Alma Mary Anderson

Management and Supervisory Practices for Environmental Professionals

Print publication date:  February  2021
Online publication date:  February  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367647025
eBook ISBN: 9781003130529
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781003130529-2

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Abstract

When you have successfully completed this lesson, you should

Understand the difference between managers and supervisors, and recognize what your role should be.

Learn why supervisors are the key individuals in an operation.

Recognize that the supervisor must learn the art of supervision.

Learn how to use the techniques of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling to become a more effective supervisor.

Recognize the supervisor’s role as a problem solver.

Understand the four essential needs of the new supervisor.

Learn how to set goals and how to use the goal-setting process.

Learn how to use the decision-making process.

Recognize that you became a supervisor or manager, and others became supervisors or managers, basically because you were and are a skilled employee and not because you were a professional in the art of supervision.

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