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Supervisor Resources

Supervisors require a wide range of information and resources to help manage staff members and build management skills. Human Resources and Workforce Strategy offers a practical set of tools to support the development of yourself and your team members.

Employee Relations

Promoting positive communications between employees, supervisors and managers; addressing root causes of workplace distractions and advising on employee relations matters, such as ADA accommodations, compliance, disciplinary actions and due process, family medical leave, and layoffs/reduction in force.


Leadership Books

Listed are a few recommended readings to provide actionable ideas on leadership. In support of supervisors and managers at Boise State, Albertsons Library has a variety of leadership books available for campus employees.

  • Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation by Dan Schawbel
  • Bringing Up the Boss: Practical Lessons for New Managers by Rachel Pacheco
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
  • Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
  • First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julia Zhuo
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • Welcome to Management by Ryan Hawk