Colors of Supervision - a practical workbook
Being a supervisor is a lot like planning the traffic flow but also being a part of that traffic flow. Using traffic lights and our instant understanding of red, yellow and green, this easy-to-read, practical and helpful workbook will assist you to learn the rules of the supervision road and how to make the traffic lights work well for you and the people who work with you.
The first time the ideas of colors came up in teaching supervisory skills was in 1985 when Arden Albino and I delivered the first of what was to become a very long series of "Introduction to Supervision" courses with staff at the University of British Columbia. Since then, that color framework has been used extensively with supervisors from a wide variety of organizations in North America and the United Kingdom.
In this second edition, we have added an index, changed some of the chapters around for a more logical order and updated the resources and bibliography. To get a flavor of the book and "Improve your skills in working with Others", you can:
- read an article based on Chapter 4, "Types of Drivers" or
- listen to a reading of Chapter 6. "How well is this job to be done ?"
- Qualities of effective supervisors
- Defining the rules of the road
- Paying attention to the traffic
- Types of drivers
- Back to basics - what are lights for ?
- How well is this job to be done ?
- Assumptions, perceptions
- Drawing the map - map reading
- Mind in gear before mouth in motion
- Difficult road conditions, crazy drivers
- Creating great driving conditions
- Defensive driving
- Traffic is moving smoothly
- Teaching someone else to drive as well as you
- Driving on the other side of the road, in a new car
- Full-colored supervisor - excellent driver
Resources - videos and other green lights.
To get a copy for yourself, please contact Jane