Umiker's Management Skills for the New Health Care Supervisor, Sixth Edition by Charles R. McConnell, MBA, CM, just received 5-stars from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Melanie M. Tidman, DHSc, MA, OTR/L, from A. T. Still University, it is "a much-needed book for students proactively seeking needed skills and for experienced supervisors who wish to hone their skills and strategies for success in meeting career goals."
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"...takes a 'bottom-up' approach and is very practical in its application of methods to deal with real-world issues in the workplace. The author clearly meets the reading audience in whatever state they find themselves and provides practical methods for their advancement.
Chapters begin with objectives followed by definitions of key terms, a very effective way to ensure clarity of content. The scenarios at the end of each chapter are realistic reviews of actual experiences, which provide students or entry-level supervisors an opportunity to apply the concepts they've just learned. Also included are in-depth reviews of labor laws, cultural diversity, conflict resolution, and employee problems, as well as methods to assist in employee development and a comprehensive overview of management skills and tasks needed for successful management. Strengths of the book include its clarity, simplicity of presentation, and practicality, with chapter scenarios and exercises for readers to practice and reinforce the skills reviewed in the chapter.
This book is comprehensive in scope and practical in application for students, entry-level managers, and experienced supervisors in a healthcare setting. In today's changing healthcare environment, books such as this reinforce the skills necessary for successful supervision in the workplace and this one is more comprehensive than most in this field. Other books in this area target specific topics rather than presenting a comprehensive review. This book is, by far, the most comprehensive and thorough."