Introduction: The Role of a Supervisor

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life. Everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Thus everyone’s task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.

—Victor Frankl, renowned psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor

Congratulations on your promotion to supervision!

In the next few months, your new position will bring you many rewards, challenges, and opportunities. Much of what you will be doing now will be a natural extension of your past successes. Some situations, however, will require different skills and new approaches. This book has been written to help you get started on the right foot, headed in the right direction.

Many successful supervisors ...

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