It has been the experience of the author over the last 38 years that most companies have not done an adequate job of properly preparing an employee to take on the role of a supervisor. They take their best welder (or any craft position) and make him/her a foreman and in doing so have accomplished two things. They have lost their best welder and usually now have their worst supervisor. This person has gone from burning rods one day to leading people the next. So, what happened overnight? Was there some magical transformation that has taken place? No! And here in lies the problem. This paper will focus on what the author feels are the key components to developing leadership at the field level and making a difference in an effective safety process.
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Supervisor? You’ve Got to be Kidding
Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois USA, June 2011.
Paper Number: ASSE-11-716
Published: June 12 2011
Greer, M.E. "Eddie". "Supervisor? You’ve Got to be Kidding." Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois USA, June 2011.
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