Social Intelligence Skills for Government Supervisors/Managers
by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
Skills for Strengthening and Maintaining a Strong Personal Relationship
Managers often receive training on “how to get the job done,” but not necessarily how to get along with people effectively. More important, they haven’t been trained in how to get subordinates to comply with requests (especially requests that the subordinates may not like or agree with) or deal with conflict (which is bound to arise at some point in time). This book presents skills—not “shoulds” or “oughts”—but practical, applicable interpersonal skills that are immediately useful. It is not designed to take issue with the fundamental management skills you have or that you receive from the mentoring of more experienced supervisors or officers. It is designed to compliment both of those. It will add to your current skills so that when you choose to use them, they will be there for you. Learn social intelligence to control behavior and get what you want with a minimum of resistance.
About the Training and Manual
Sampson’s Applied Social Intelligence training is customized for Government using the Social Intelligence Skills for Government Supervisors/Managers Participant Manual and the book Social Intelligence Skills for Government Supervisors/Managers by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D. The purpose of the manual is to operationalize (put into practice) many of the concepts discussed in the book.
About the Author
Dr. Steve Sampson has been teaching social intelligence, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 40 years. He brings both academic knowledge and practical experience to his seminars. As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991.