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Supervision and Leadership: Effective skills

Describe an effective supervisor and what skills make him/her so effective. Describe an ineffective supervisor (maybe one you have worked with) and what skills did he/she lack. Would the acquisition of these skills be enough to improve his/her effectiveness as a supervisor? Explain.

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Effective Supervisor:

An effective supervisor will display integrity at all times. The supervisor will be fair and not display favoritism which leads to trust. Listening is a key skill for a supervisor to be effective. Humility and the ability to admit mistakes are also characteristics of great supervisors. And finally, the ability to use the skills mentioned to gain respect from the people and inspire them to follow ...

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An effective supervisor will display integrity at all times. The supervisor will be fair and not display favoritism which leads to trust. Listening is a key skill for a supervisor to be effective. Humility and the ability to admit mistakes are also characteristics of great supervisors. And finally, the ability to use the skills mentioned to gain respect from the people and inspire them to follow them is the full description of a highly functional effective supervisor (Freston, 2007)

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