We know from experience and research that supervisory relationships can be immensely rewarding and developmental. Yet the same relationships can also be, and often are at the same time, highly anxiety-provoking and conflictual. Supervision as a developmental process is often mixed with quality assurance, performance reports, or marking and evaluation. Such processes only amplify the substantial power relationships that are part and parcel of supervision and they make engaging well with a supervisor really tough and challenging.
This book helps supervisees to get the most out of supervision and reap the unique and substantial benefits that can indeed be found on this profound journey.
About the Authors:
Erik de Haan is a Senior Consultant at Ashridge Consulting at Ashridge Management School. He was previously a consultant in the Netherlands and researcher at the University of Utrecht. He has written more than 150 articles and eleven books in different languages, among which are Fearless Consulting, Relational Coaching, Supervision in Action, and Pocketbook Team Coaching. The Dutch edition of his book Learning with Colleagues has been a bestseller in the Netherlands and he has also written a book on the importance of Shakespeare's King Lear for managers.
Willemine Regouin was a supervisor and educator of supervisors in Holland for many decades. Willemine also taught philosophy and published the first edition of Being Supervised: A Guide for Supervisees in 1991.