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  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    A great read. Awesome handbook for new supervisors. Loved the open door policy and the “mingling” with the troops. Keeps everyone involved with a shared purpose. Very practical to implement. ~ Michale Cummings , Amazon Books

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    A good primer for someone brand new to a management or leadership role. Good, practicable ideas to try. ~ Alexis Waide, NetGalley

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    While a lot of the information and concepts presented seemed fairly common sense to me, it would be a good primer for someone brand new to a management or leadership role. A lot of supervisory skills are explained in broad strokes but Duffy does give some good, practicable ideas to try ~ Alexis W, NetGalley

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    A thorough analysis of an age old topic. It should serve as a reference for leaders. Packed with fresh thoughts and clear reasoning. At its core, this is a powerful book. ~ Elaine P, NetGalley

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Great Read. As someone with limited experience as a supervisor I find this book a great entry point. It's very resourceful and gives practical examples that reach quite beyond the non-profit sector. The author did an excellent job giving very direct advice on particular items such as communication, hiring, how to create and maintain a positive work environment and even on how to dress appropriately. ~ Andreas Stocker, Amazon Books

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    I would recommend this book to anyone that finds themselves in a supervisory capacity. This book is a simple and concise how to book for today's administrator. I purchased this book as a former school district administrator, knowing that the topic is one that I hold very dear. This book would be a helpful toolkit for anyone who supervises. I found it to logically hit on all areas of supervision. It touches on important topics such as: job interviewing, tools needed for the supervisor position, effective verbal and written communication to both direct reports and bosses. Another unique quality of the book, it talks about topics which are overlooked, such as proper grooming for a job interview, appropriate language, and how to sit. I feel this book would be a welcome addition to anyone's bookshelf along side Covey and Maxwell's publications on leadership. -Dr. Colleen Malleo ~ Dr. Colleen Malleo, Amazon Books

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    As a new supervisor, I found this book to be very helpful. There were some great tips on listening. Also some good tips on relating to staff. ~ Renee Brawdy , NetGalley

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Joe Duffy’s book will be useful to the new supervisor and a great resource to even the seasoned supervisor as to how to support and encourage those you work with. His chapter on building and maintaining a positive work environment is right on point. The work environment can make or break the organization and its employees. And the chapter on self care is very important as it addresses that oft neglected topic so often neglected by supervisors more concerned with the well being of his or her direct reports and immediate supervisor. Get your own copy. You won’t be disappointed. ~ Mary Burke, Goodreads & Amazon 7/29

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    For a person considering entering the field of social service, this book is an excellent starting point. It provides the foundation for additional reading and for experience in the work place. I particularly enjoyed reading about decision-making, communication styles, self-evaluation and the importance of professional development. This book is based on Mr. Duffy's 45 years of experience at every level of the profession. As a Director of Human Resources and a trained social worker, I found this book to be a valuable tool that I will be using with my supervisees. Reina Rivas, LCADC, LCSW. ~ Reina Rivas, Goodreads

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    The advice appears to be logical, reasonable, and sound. I would recommend this book to beginners interested in becoming administrators.
    ~ Bobby Kirkland, NetGalley

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Being a Supervisor 1.0 is an essential read not only for the aspiring and novice manager, but also the seasoned ones who are looking for a new approach. Joe draws upon 45 years of experience to give the reader a glimpse into some of the essential skills needed to successfully manage groups both small and large. For me the book worked best during Joe's anecdotal stories of some of the many challenges one might face in a supervisory position. The explanation of the challenge, the choice taken to resolve it, and the lessons learned are something that anyone that’s had to managerial position can appreciate. Often its these memorable challenges, whether they be successes or failures, that lead the biggest growth as supervisors. I highly recommend this book. ~ Sean Bednarz, Goodreads & Amazon 7/31

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Being A Supervisor 1.0 is a great read as it teaches you that “you are no longer one of the passengers in the car; you are the driver” as you advance in rank.

    It is an enjoyable read as the author intertwines his personal experiences and stories as he graduated up the ranks. It gives the reader a real and practical view of actual workplace dynamics such as communication, decision making, and conflict resolution, and the importance the supervisor plays in building a positive work environment. The author tells the reader that his book is “written for the new, aspiring, and seasoned supervisor”.

    As one of those seasoned supervisors (30+years) I can tell you it is. Experienced as I am there are helpful hints in those chapters that I will use and having responsibility for supervising new and less seasoned supervisors, I am excited to have this book as a reference tool for them. I plan to make it required reading for my direct reports.
    (I was provided with a complimentary advanced electronic copy of this book) ~ Anthony , Goodreads & Amazon 7/28

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    I received a free copy of Being a Supervisor 1.0 (A Handbook for the New, Aspiring, and Experienced Supervisory) by Joseph F. Duffy in exchange for an honest review. This book gives advice on communication, efficiency, and personnel management.

    The advice appears to be logical, reasonable, and sound. I would recommend this book to beginners interested in becoming administrators. ~ Bobbie Kirkland, Goodreads & Amazon 7/27

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    I was fortunate to get an electronic copy of Being a Supervisor 1.0. It was a great primer on supervision with lessons applicable for anyone who spends a lot of time managing people and thinking about ways to help their teams grow. I found the sections on decision-making, hiring (and firing), dynamic learning, and the importance of self awareness to be the most valuable and informative. ~ Kevin J, Goodreads

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    "Being a Supervisor 1.0" prepares the younger supervisor to navigate the workplace as the leader. It is a well articulated collection of years of experience as a leader; presenting as a practical manual for the younger supervisor. In "Being a Supervisor 1.0" Joe Duffy has been able to share a wealth of knowledge which could only be beneficial to the reader. A must read for the young supervisor and a recommended read for the experienced supervisor while reflecting on their own growth and experience ~ Vito Andrisani, Goodreads

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Mr.Duffy presents a systematic logical treatment of what is involved in being a supervisor in language any layperson can understand and apply to their work situation. His chapters on conflict resolution, how to deal with it and decision-making utilizing reason and intuition could assist any neophyte in dealing well with personnel. His efforts at win-win take into account the value of each individual and his MBWA approach to supervision is commendable. I appreciate his use of the serenity prayer as a foundation for being a supervisor. ~ Philip Russo, Goodreads

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Joe Duffy asked me to review the outline for “Being a Supervisor 1.0” and upon completion provided me with an electronic copy of his book.

    I started my career working for Joseph F. Duffy, as a Coordinator and moved to Director, Assistant Vice President to CEO. In the 15+ years that we worked together, Joe exemplified true leadership. As a result, the overall content of “Being a Supervisor 1.0” is a true testament to his leadership success and that of all those he managed. He nurtured the needs of his direct reports so that they were able to put the staff/clients/patients first.

    “Being a Supervisor 1.0” takes the conventional wisdom that “keeping it simple” provides a competitive advantage. The result is a more productive, successful, and happier client, staff and organization. “Being a Supervisor 1.0” is practical, readable and a compelling book. A manager in the non-profit or for-profit arena will find this book insightful and a definitive guide on how to build and manage successful teams.
    ~ Philomena Pereira Chief Executive Officer Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, FL, Goodreads

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Mr. Duffy’s book should have a subtitle that reads, “How To Manage Millennials.”

    He covers in a straightforward style the key areas of the work environment that are important to this large work group. Millennials, more than earlier generations, expect leadership, guidance, coaching, clear goals which reflect their input, an open door policy, feedback, and more from managers.

    Mr. Duffy clearly explains how to create a work environment that will allow millennials and organizations to achieve success. ~ Richard Reilly Magement Consultant New York City, Goodreads& Amazon 8/8

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    Joseph Duffy has authored an important resource for supervision at any level. The book is well written, and offers insights, stories and direction with a human touch. Having had the privilege of working on several projects with Joe, I can say that he has made the approach to management outlined in this book not only something that benefits the supervisor, but also has a profoundly positive affect on the whole team. I have seen MBWA in action, and it is magical.
    I have already composed my list of those that will be getting copies of "Being a Supervisor 1.0" in the near future! ~ Trish Vitaletti, Goodreads & Amazon 8/2

  • Being a Supervisor 1.0
    Joseph F Duffy, LLD
    In Being a Supervisor 1.0, Joseph Duffy offers a broad range of excellent advice for beginning supervisors and experienced supervisors. The Table of Contents spells out the topics in detail, so you can "cheat" if you wish and head to a specific topic. The author uses handy mnemonics to guide you along the way: MBWA - Management by Walking/Wandering Around; KISS - Keep It Simple (or Short) Silly, and WIP - Work Improvement Plan. Plenty of charts are included. I also enjoyed his use of humor so that reading the book is not a tedious bore. A must read for anyone who wants to step up to a supervisory level at work. My review is based on receiving an advanced electronic copy from the author. ~ Rev. David Pickens, Goodreads & Amazon 8/7

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