It has been the experience of the author over the last 40 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 herein 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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Supervisors- Are They All They Can Be?
Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, June 2012.
Paper Number: ASSE-12-664
Published: June 03 2012
Greer, M. E. “Eddie”. "Supervisors- Are They All They Can Be?." Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, June 2012.
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