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You can get there Where do you want to go? You might already be working in a supervisory role and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in business and management. Wherever you want to go, Wiley Pathways Supervision will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental concepts of being a supervisor; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and in the real world. The book's brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies. With this book, you will be able to: Understand the different styles and challenges of management, and new functions that managers must carry out in today's workplace. Be aware of the laws of the workplace, including those related to discrimination, harassment, and equal pay. Know what it takes to be an effective leader and how to create an environment of collaborative leadership. Set goals using the SMART system. Build and train your team. Motivate your employees, develop and apply a performance appraisal system, and evaluate your employees' progress. Create a budget and grasp the essentials of accounting such as balance sheets and income and cash-flow statements. Harness the power of workplace technology to improve employee productivity. Get up to speed on the latest management trends, including the use of learning organizations, open-book management, and Six Sigma. Foresee and avoid common management errors that supervisors make. Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals When it comes to learning about business, not every student is on the same path, but every student wants to succeed. The business series in the new Wiley Pathways imprint helps you achieve your goals. The books in this series-- Marketing, Business Communication, Finance, Business Math, Real Estate, Small Business Management, Supervision, Project Management, Selling, and Personal Finance --offer a coordinated curriculum for learning business. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.