Defying the tired cliché that leaders are born and not made, Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition explains and demonstrates the leadership skills and abilities that are most valued in agricultural industries, helping students to identify and enhance their strongest traits. The authors' emphasis is on human relations, decision-making, promoting healthy lifestyles, maintaining a positive attitude, cooperative small and large group activities, and proper utilization of human resources, focusing on those skills that will most benefit the leaders of tomorrow.
Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition analyzes attributes and capabilities of those in leadership positions, to assist students in the development of their communication skills and interpersonal relationship and other related skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking, FFA Parliamentary Procedure, group dynamics, interpersonal skills and workplace readiness. English, speaking skills, higher order thinking, and basic communication skills will be reinforced.
A generous number of activities, along with objectives and questions, motivate students to put these into action. A financial management chapter details how to successfully manage, budget and invest money with innovative ideas on accumulating personal wealth through agricultural enterprises.
As we enter the 21st century and a global marketplace, these skills will become more important as an asset for career success. Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success 3rd Edition will prepare students for agricultural careers, build awareness, and develop tomorrow's leaders in the food, fiber, and natural resources fields.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP.
Chapter 1 Leadership Categories and Styles.
Chapter 2 Personality Types and Their Relationship to Leadership and Human Behavior.
Chapter 3 Learning Styles and Leadership.
Chapter 4 Developing Leaders.
Chapter 5 Leading Teams and Groups.
SECTION 2 COMMUNICATION AND SPEAKING TO GROUPS.
Chapter 6 Communication Skills.
Chapter 7 Reciting (FFA Creed).
Chapter 8 Prepared Speaking (FFA Public Speaking).
Chapter 9 FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking.
SECTION 3 LEADING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
Chapter 10 Basic Parliamentary Procedure.
Chapter 11 Advanced Parliamentary Procedure.
Chapter 12 Conducting Successful Meetings.
SECTION 4 MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS.
Chapter 13 Problem Solving and Decision Making.
Chapter 14 Goal Setting.
Chapter 15 Time Management.
Chapter 16 Motivating Others.
SECTION 5 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Chapter 17 Conflict Resolution.
Chapter 18 Self-Concept.
Chapter 19 Attitudes.
Chapter 20 Ethics in the Workplace.
SECTION 6 TRANSITION TO WORK SKILLS.
Chapter 21 Selecting a Career and Finding a Job.
Chapter 22 Getting the Job: Resumes, Applications, and Interviews.
Chapter 23 Employability Skills: Keeping the Job.