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Leadership Styles

13 of the Most Common Styles of Leadership

A leadership style refers to a leader's characteristic behaviors when directing, motivating, guiding, and managing groups of people. Researchers have described many different types of leadership styles. The following are just a few of the most prominent leadership frameworks and styles that have been identified.



Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. While many people scoff at this process and don't take it seriously, it can actually be a great opportunity to increase communication between you and your boss and improve your career development. This year, try taking a new approach with an invigorated attitude.



Professional Self Reflection

Use this tool to help reflect on where you are in your career and where you would like to be in the future. This becomes a critical first step in planning for continuing professional development and career management.



Self-Reflection and Shared Reflection as Professional Tools

Self-reflection is essential to high quality professional practice. This resource stresses the importance of self-reflection in developing strategies to better meet the needs of children and families. Learn about self-reflection and shared reflection as professional tools.



Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress

Feeling stressed? Of course you are. You have too much on your plate, deadlines are looming, people are counting on you, and to top it all off, you still have holiday shopping to do. You are under a lot of pressure - so much that at times, you suspect the quality of your work suffers for it.his is life in the modern workplace. It is more or less impossible to be any kind of professional these days and not experience frequent bouts of intense stress. The difference between those who are successful and those who aren't is not whether or not you suffer from stress, but how you deal with it when you do. Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.



How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don't take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company's culture rewards these actions? If you're shy or reserved, don't fret. You can ask for what you need and get what you want, while still being yourself.



Self Reflection: A Critical Skill for Your Personal Growth and Development

Mastering the art of self reflection can lead to profound personal growth and transformation. Growth occurs through reflecting on experiences and expanding your own established worldviews. Read about three types of reflection.



What You Need to Know about Why People Fail

"There are thousands of books on success. But very few on failure," begins Siimon Reynolds in Why People Fail. "Yet mastering failure is surely a vital step in achieving your aims, hopes, and dreams. "Failure leads to success-if you see it as a process. Reynolds has identified 16 reasons for failure.



The 10 Worst Mistakes of First-Time Job Hunters

If you're in your final year of college, be warned: the rumors about landing a job in this economy are true. You should be taking steps today, not next semester, to prepare yourself. To find out what students can do to better prepare for the current job market, the author spoke with career coaches, recruiters and recent graduates.



Reflection, Self-awareness Set the Stage for Solutions

What do you do when you're faced with a challenge at work? This column generally recommends that you take a look inside and understand your own inner dynamics before taking outer action. But what if you really don't know how to go about that? This article focuses on reflection, self-awareness and taking responsibility for your own reactions.



Use Self Reflection to Get Some Direction

Do you ever take the time out of your busy life and your hectic schedule to do some self reflection? By taking the time to reflect on your own self, you can start to clarify your own personal vision of what it is that you want to be, do and have in your life.



Weighing Decisions about Disability Disclosure - Resources for Youth and Caring Adults

Every young person who grows up with or acquires a disability has to learn how to talk about, or not talk about, his or her disability. As you make the transition into adulthood, the way you talk about your disability begins to change in its importance



Leadership Inventory and Development Plan

Online Resource

Leadership Development Plan Excercise



LEND Family Discipline Competencies

Online Resource

AUCD (2006). Available on the AUCD site. Current policies in health and education promote, and at times mandate, collaboration and partnership between professionals and family members.

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