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Supervisory Skills for the Technical Manager: A Guide to Success focuses exclusively on the dynamics of being a technical manager such as a scientist, programmer, or engineer. An R&D environment demands modified management techniques and this book explores how to do so. Drawing of years of experience to provide technical managers with various tools and ways to apply them in supervisory situation, this essential title includes exercises, templates and checklists to accelerate their uses and applications on the job. In addition, case studies are included throughout to thoroughly explain and explore the concepts discussed. Key topics include handing the transition to supervising others in research and development, the characteristics needed to motivate personnel in a R&D environment as compared to other areas of business are detailed. The pitfalls and challenges of managing technical personnel, how delegating can build an effective team that can produce superior results, and how to monitor the work of previously independent personnel are also discussed.Content: Chapter 1 Tips on Transitions for Technical Managers (pages 1–15): Chapter 2 Advice on Creating a Motivating Climate (pages 17–30): Chapter 3 Hints to Increase Interpersonal Effectiveness (pages 31–47): Chapter 4 Clues about Communication Pitfalls and Strategies (pages 49–66): Chapter 5 Secrets to Managing Performance (pages 67–88): Chapter 6 Increasing Effectiveness through Delegation (pages 89–111): Chapter 7 Points for Succeeding as a Coach (pages 113–133): Chapter 8 Techniques to Manage Groups, Teams, and Meetings (pages 135–151): Chapter 9 Clues to Foster Creativity and Innovation (pages 153–170): Chapter 10 Pointers on Managing Projects and Decisions (pages 171–189): Chapter 11 Suggestions for Managing up (pages 191–204): Chapter 12 Let's Use it Right: A Summary of Suggested Approaches (pages 205–215):
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Patricia Maxwell, née Patricia Anne Ponder (born March 9, 1942 near Goldonna, Louisiana) is a best-selling American author of over fifty novels.