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Book Review: Supervision in Action: The Art of Managing Others

Book Review: Supervision in Action: The Art of Managing Others BOOK REVIEWS GEORGE, CLAUDE S. JR., SUPERVISION IN ACTION: The Art of Managing Others. Reston Publishing Company (Prentice-Hall) Reston, Virginia, 2nd Ed., 1979 Small business ownership and management is tantamount to 24-hour supervision of limited resources and personnel. Successful managers in large and small organizations must master the art of supervision and upgrade their supervisory skills regularly. This book, designed to aid the conscientious supervisor, is divided into three major parts: (1) You and Your Job, (2) The Process of Supervision, and (3) Supervising Your Department. Many basic management concepts and supervisory techniques are examined in twenty-two short, informa­ tive, entertaining chapters. Brief, elementary topic analyses and checklist sections are included which are well suited for the small business owner, manager, or supervisor who wants to accomplish more through the efforts of other people. To illustrate, the first chapter develops a list of fourteen desirable qualities that a supervisor needs, while the next chapter answers the puzzling question of "What are the qualities of a good leader?" by listing six needed qualities - desire to excell, sense of responsibility, capacity for work, a feel for good human relations, contagious enthusiasm, and a high sense of integrity. Chapter 13 presents http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Small Business SAGE

Book Review: Supervision in Action: The Art of Managing Others

American Journal of Small Business , Volume 6 (1): 2 – Jul 1, 1981

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SAGE
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© 1981 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0363-9428
eISSN
1540-6520
DOI
10.1177/104225878100600111
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Abstract

BOOK REVIEWS GEORGE, CLAUDE S. JR., SUPERVISION IN ACTION: The Art of Managing Others. Reston Publishing Company (Prentice-Hall) Reston, Virginia, 2nd Ed., 1979 Small business ownership and management is tantamount to 24-hour supervision of limited resources and personnel. Successful managers in large and small organizations must master the art of supervision and upgrade their supervisory skills regularly. This book, designed to aid the conscientious supervisor, is divided into three major parts: (1) You and Your Job, (2) The Process of Supervision, and (3) Supervising Your Department. Many basic management concepts and supervisory techniques are examined in twenty-two short, informa­ tive, entertaining chapters. Brief, elementary topic analyses and checklist sections are included which are well suited for the small business owner, manager, or supervisor who wants to accomplish more through the efforts of other people. To illustrate, the first chapter develops a list of fourteen desirable qualities that a supervisor needs, while the next chapter answers the puzzling question of "What are the qualities of a good leader?" by listing six needed qualities - desire to excell, sense of responsibility, capacity for work, a feel for good human relations, contagious enthusiasm, and a high sense of integrity. Chapter 13 presents

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American Journal of Small BusinessSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 1981

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