© 2011 6” x 9” softcover, 166 pages
Product Code B268
Edited by Kathryn M. Johnson
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Essential Guidance for New and Seasoned Supervisors!
supervisors are critical to the future of government. The knowledge,
skills, and behaviors required to be an effective supervisor can come
only through continuous learning and development.
The Insider’s Guide to Supervising Government Employees
brings together the experiences of diverse supervisors from all aspects
of government to offer a rich resource of lessons learned. Whether you
are new to the supervisory role or a seasoned supervisor working to
improve your and your staff’s performance, this book is your practical,
Starting with a seven-step, 38-item Supervisor Readiness Assessment, The Insider’s Guide
helps you determine your readiness to supervise and identify areas you
would like to learn more about. You can select a single topic that
addresses a particular opportunity you are considering or you can read
the book cover to cover to get a fuller view of what it means to be an
As a government supervisor, you have the most important job in all of government. Make the most of it!
The Opportunity to Supervise • Looking Inside, Understanding Yourself •The Power of Ten Supervisor Roles • Getting the Best Work from Others • Making Good Things Happen • Supervising in a Changing Work Landscape
About the Author
Kathryn M. Johnson has been a supervisor for over 30 years, 20 of which she spent in the
federal government. She is currently Executive Director of the Leadership & Management Division of Management Concepts, a training and performance improvement company that focuses on serving the federal sector.