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Early Childhood Education / Leadership COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Winning Ways that encourage, empower, and equip you to be an effective supervisor to become a supervisor in an early childhood program? Or, have you been in a leadership role for years? Whatever your experience level, this book provides insight, guidance, and exercises to enhance your leadership skills. Being a Supervisor focuses on eight concepts that will help you transition from leading children to leading adults. You will: • Recognize and feel comfortable in your role as a supervisor • Help adults succeed by expressing clear and reasonable expectations • Create a culture that encourages input and allows for mistakes • Motivate your team through delegation • Communicate honestly and share feedback consistently • Follow through on all tasks • Stay connected by knowing and encouraging each employee • Set a positive tone and be approachable to all staff are you aspiring Gigi Schweikert is one of my favorite writers— she speaks from real life experience, cuts right to the chase, and uses humor well to enliven her messages. Being a Supervisor touches on a critical role. Study after study has confirmed that the quality of supervision in a center has a direct impact on quality of care. Gigi provides a healthy mix of self-evaluation, reflection tools, and practical advice current or would-be supervisors can put immediately into practice. Making the leap from teaching to supervising is both exciting and terrifying. In this volume of the Winning Ways series, Gigi Schweikert helps individuals draw on their knowledge of best practices in working with young children to strengthen their repertoire of skills in working with adults. Packed with practical advice, Being a Supervisor will bolster your confidence and help you become a respected supervisor in your early childhood program. —Paula Jorde Bloom, PhD, Michael W. Louis Endowed Chair, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University —Roger Neugebauer, publisher, Exchange Magazine Gigi Schweikert is the author of many books and a popular keynote speaker and presenter at staff workshops, parent seminars, and conferences. Visit her website: www.gigischweikert.com ISBN 978-1-60554-245-4 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $14.95