Leadership Personal Development and Career Success

ISBN-10: 0766825361
ISBN-13: 9780766825369
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: Cliff Ricketts
List price: $188.95
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Description: For students pursuing careers in agriculture, this text of choice emphasizes training for leadership, techniques for personal development, and how to select and succeed in a career. Learning styles to help students understand the way they learn and  More...

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List price: $188.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/22/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

For students pursuing careers in agriculture, this text of choice emphasizes training for leadership, techniques for personal development, and how to select and succeed in a career. Learning styles to help students understand the way they learn and identify aptitudes and talents to facilitate career selection, are discussed. How personality types relate to leadership, learning, and communication styles, helps students to have a greater awareness of self and others. As personal development is key to confidence and success in the work place, the text offers practical insights on positive reinforcement and motivation, self-concept, goal-setting, problem-solving and public speaking. Among the chapters' contents are numerous student activities, review questions, and web sites. Additional information includes the rules and score sheets for the FFA Creed, Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Events.

Cliff Ricketts holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Masters of Education (Administration and Supervision) from the University of Tennessee. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Teacher Education from Ohio State University. The winner of several prestigious awards (including AGR Agricultural Teacher of the Year and FFA Blue & Gold Award), Dr. Ricketts has taught a wide variety of Agricultural Education and Teaching Methods courses over his fifteen-year career. He is currently a Professor of Agricultural Education in the Department of Agribusiness and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Understanding Leadership
Leadership Categories and Styles
Personality Types and Their Relationship to Leadership and Human Behavior
Learning Styles and Leadership
Developing Leaders
Leading Teams and Groups
Communication and Speaking to Groups
Communication Skills
Reciting (FFA Creed)
Prepared Speaking (FFA Public Speaking)
FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Leading Individuals and Groups
Basic Parliamentary Procedure
Advanced Parliamentary Procedure
Conducting Successful Meetings
Managerial Leadership Skills
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Goal Setting
Time Management
Positive Reinforcement and Motivation
Personal Development
Self-Concept
Attitudes
Ethics in the Workplace
Transition to Work Skills
Selecting a Career and Finding a Job
Getting the Job: Resumes, Applications, and Interviews
Employability Skills: Keeping the Job
Glossary
The "Shotgun Approach": Implementation of Key Principles of Learning
Personality Characteristics
Personality Profile
Communication Styles
Working with the Four Personality Types and Communication Styles
Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event
Careers in Agriculture
Jobs in Agriculture
National FFA Job Interview Career Development Event
Index

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