Effective Supervisory Practices, 5th Edition - ICMA
While not designed for firefighters specifically this supervisor improvement book is a valuable resource for supervisors in training or supervisors that are wanting to become better at their job. ICMA is in the business of advancing the professionalism of local governments, so the content of this book is very applicable to aspiring company officers or chief officers. Effective Supervisory Practices, 5th Edition covers a lot of the soft skills of supervising that firefighters are always up to speed on. The book itself is laid out in an easy to read and follow format that includes lots of graphs, charts and graphics to help you understand the material. It is a nice book because Effective Supervisory Practices includes lots of tools from other authors such as the leadership tool from The Leadership Challenge called “The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership”.
Get a new perspective on supervising with this non-fire specific and very practical supervisory book from ICMA. Whether you are an aspiring fire officer or studying for a fire department promotion test this book is worth learning. Covering a range of topics from communication and ethics to motivation and leading change, there is a lot of actionable information for fire company officers.
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Chapter 1: Roles of a Supervisor
Chapter 2: Supervisory Leadership
Chapter 3: Ethics
Chapter 4: Strategic Planning, Management, and Evaluation
Chapter 5: Organizing Your Work and Time
Chapter 6: Working With The Budget
Chapter 7: Team Building
Chapter 8: Communicating with Employees
Chapter 9: Selecting, Onboarding, and Developing New Employees
Chapter 10: Accountability in the Workplace
Chapter 11: Evaluating Performance
Chapter 12: Motivating Employees
Chapter 13: Leading Change
Chapter 14: Ensuring a Harassment Free and Respectful Workplace
Chapter 15: Workplace Safety, Security, and Wellness
Chapter 16: Quality Customer Service