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Listening We've All Had Encounters With People

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Listening

We've all had encounters with people like Miranda Priestly in the workplace. Leaders like her certainly have strong visions and the self-confidence with which to execute their goals. Their position of power also enables them to break all the rules of good communication, such as those outlined in Adler & Proctor's (2011) text Looking Out, Looking In. Miranda Priestly does not always communicate ineffectively. At times the domineering facade falls away to reveal a more sensitive side as she confides in Andrea on a few occasions. In one scene towards the end of the film, Miranda speaks with an uncharacteristically soft tone of voice and does not interrupt as she usually does. However, Miranda hears -- she does not listen. She does not care about what Andrea or anyone else actually has to say because frankly, Miranda Priestly does not have to care. Her role as chief editor of…… [Read More]

References

Adler, R.B. & Proctor, R.F. (2011). Looking Out, Looking In. Boston: Wadsworth.

Frankel, D. (2006). The Devil Wears Prada. (Feature Film).
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Listening the Relevance of Listening as a

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Listening

The relevance of listening as a leadership skill cannot be overstated. This text evaluates the importance of listening. In so doing, the relevance of listening in the role of a leader will be highlighted. Further, the text will amongst other things also assess how leaders must listen to not only peers but also followers. Effective approaches to improve listening skills will also be discussed.

According to Skinner (1992), "active listening shows the leader's respect and love for those with whom he works…" In that regard, employees are more likely than not to respond positively to leaders who listen to them. Thus good listening skills on the leader's part could motivate employees towards better performance. As Junarso (2009) points out, based on their ability to make others feel important, leaders who listen have a higher chance of being listened to. This effectively enhances their efficiency.

Listening also promotes accuracy. It…… [Read More]

References

Guffey, M.E. & Loewy, D. (2009). Essentials of Business Communication (8th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

Junarso, T. (2009). Leadership Greatness: Best Practices to Become a Great Leader. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.

Skinner, R.D. (1992). 22 Leadership Principles. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers.
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Skills Assessment

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Communication Theory

I have a number of different skills that will come in handy in my future endeavors. Skills come in a number of different categories, including work content skills, personal attributes and technological skills. Some of these I have always had, but others I have needed to develop over time. For the most part, technical skills that I have are ones that I have cultivated through training and experience. I believe that I have many of the attributes that I need to pursue the next stage of my career.

As far as technical skills, I have a lot of basic technological skills, including basic computer skills as far as office software, using the Internet and email, and mobile communications as well. In addition to the basics, I have developed a proficiency in virtual team work. This is an emerging area of work as industries are becoming more globalized and…… [Read More]

Reference

Podmoroff, D. (2014). Working in a virtual team. MindTools.com. Retrieved June 5, 2014 from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/working-virtual-team.htm

Reid, J. (2008). The resilient leader: Why EQ matters. Ivey Business Journal. Retrieved June 5, 2014 from http://iveybusinessjournal.com/topics/leadership/the-resilient-leader-why-eq-matters
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Listening Activities in the Elt

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A trend started by the audio-lingual method is that listening was used as part of the production exercise. In other words, exercises that involved listening normally used the skill only as a vehicle to produce accurate linguistic forms in writing or speaking. Listening was seldom, if ever, used for receiving new or unpredictable information. The type of listening taught in the classroom is therefore as non-authentic as the texts used to teach the skill. The chapter illustrates the multi-faceted nature of listening by a list of authentic listening activities in everyday situations.

For the classroom, the second part of the chapter offers several suggestions for authentic classroom listening activities. In active guessing, for example, students use linguistic clues to decipher what they do not know in a listening text. The chapter also suggests that classroom participants should replicate the roles of native speakers. The chapter concludes that authentic listening is…… [Read More]

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Listening Is an Art and

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e. he may eliminate the surroundings too. So while he is paying attention to client's words, he is not measuring the impact on his own words and not picking clues from around the client and this can be disastrous because sensing is missing from the equation of listening. Level III listening is where sensing steps in. The coach is not only listening to the spoken words, he is also subtly sensing the impact of his own words on the client, and picking clues from the environment. That is the main difference between Level II and Level III. At Level III, the coach will look for signs such as body language, unspoken words and facial expressions and the "air." By the air, we mean he gets a feel and sense of the environment to assess how comfortable the client is, whether he trusts him or not, is he willing to share,…… [Read More]

Reference:

Whitworth, L., Kimsey-House, H. & Sandahl, P. (1998). Co-active coaching: New skills for coaching people toward success in work and life. Palo Alto, Davies-Black Publishing.
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Listening to the Voice of

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As Massue advises, this application has a "People icon" that "lets you choose the people who'll be involved in the project. If you keep a contact list in MS Outlook, you can import names from the list into your project" (64).

How should Listening be Accomplished?

Because every group and team - and project - are unique, listening styles may need to vary to accommodate different needs and goals. According to Stirling (1998), a "telling style" of communication is a straightforward one-way communication approach that uses unilateral decision-making to satisfy uninterested team members' need for noninvolvement and to support timely and decisive action; by contrast, a "selling style" will employ two-way reciprocal communications, active listening, as well as access to the decision-process for those group members who are moderately involved. Finally, a "participating style" encourages group members to discuss significant issues and search for viable alternatives (Stirling). According to Richman…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Dinsmore, Paul C. And Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin. The AMA Handbook of Project Management. New York: AMACOM.

Gilley, Jerry W. And Ann Maycunich. Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change: An Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Development. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000.

Massue, Mireille. (2004, February). "A Project Planning Tool." T&D, 58(2), 64.

Mcnaughton, David, Dawn Hamlin, John Mccarthy, Darlene Head-Reeves and Mary Schreiner. (2007). "Teaching an Active Listening Strategy to Preservice Education Professionals." Topics in Early Childhood Special Education 27(4): 223.
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Skills Analysis Based Rick Has a Strong

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Skills Analysis

Based

Rick

Rick has a strong, friendly and approachable interpersonal style. He is a good leader without being a bully; he is capable of listening to the input of others. His flexibility, strong work ethic, and background in operations management suggest that he would be able to feel at home in virtually all types of firms. The main question is what firms Rick would not thrive in: because he can be overly focused, likes a clear goal, and does not like to multitask, a creative-based firm would not likely be the best place for him, despite his background in marketing and retail. His lowest intelligence is ranked as mathematical intelligence, which suggests finance would not be the best fit. Ideally, a firm with a focus on planning would suit his goal-directed nature, and tap into his interpersonal skills.

James

In contrast to Rick, James has been described as…… [Read More]

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Teaching the Skill of Listening to Children

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Linguistics

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Teaching the Skill of Listening to Children

This short essay aims to discuss the process of teaching listening skills to children. The main focus is to describe problems that may arise and then to suggest some possible solutions for each in terms of the learning process in general. Listening as a skill set is one of the more critical skills needed by young learners. To show how difficult attaining listening is, consider this from a non-native speaker. "A common complaint from learners on first visiting an English-speaking country is that their listening skills cannot cope with fast spontaneous speech." (Cauldwell) It is believed that of the group of four skills humans use most often, listening should be considered to be by far one of the most frequently used. Consider how in the United States speaking and listening are usually taught in tandem, but from the teaching perspective, speaking…… [Read More]

References

Adams, James A. (1971). "A Closed-Loop Theory of Motor Learning." Journal of Motor Behavior 3:111-150.

Carlisle, Lynn (1988). "Communication Skills." Sacramento: California State Department of Education, Division of Special Education. ED 315-933.

Cauldwell, Richard. (2009). "Grasping The Nettle: The Importance Of Perception Work In Listening Comprehension." Retrieved on December 20, 2009, from  http://www.developingteachers.com/articles_tchtraining/perception1_richard.htm .

Edleston, Charlotte (1987). "A Program of Games and Activities to Increase Listening and Attentional Skills in Kindergarten." Nova University: Ed. D. Practicum, Dissertation/Theses. ED 292-586.
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Individual Skills and Strength Individual Skills and

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Individual Skills and Strength

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS AND STENGHT

Listening skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills and organizational skills are very critical to succeed in life. Communication and listening skills are the essential life skills required to excel in the professional career. Individual with good listening and communication skills are not only generally better informed, the person is perceived as being pleasant with colleagues in the job place. Communication skills are important in all facet of life, and communication skills are the key to achieve a bright career. People within the organization spend 75% of their daily time engaging in communication through writing, speaking, listening and inter-debate. Communication skill is the system of expressing information concisely and effectively in an oral and written mode as well as sharing information with others in order to facilitate exchange of ideas and information. On the other hand, problem-solving skills are the set-skills that allow an…… [Read More]

References

De Meuse, K.P. Dai, G. & Wu, J.(2011). A Closer Examination: Leadership Skills across Organizational Levels. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 14: 120 -- 139.

Lee, W. (2008). Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Primary School-aged Children. Royal Mail, London.

Omeroglu, E. Buyukozturk, S. Aydogan, Y. et al. (2009). Development of a Problem Solving Scale for Children Attending Class 1-5 of Primary Education and Norm Study for Turkey. International Journal of Learning. 16 ( 8): 117-123.

Sakofsky, M. (2009). The Impact of Empathy Skills Training on Middle School Children. Master's thesis. The College at Brockport: State University of New York.
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Power Listening by Bernard T Ferrari Power

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Power Listening" by Bernard T. Ferrari

Power Listening by Bernard T. Ferrari:

The gift of silence -- the importance of keeping quiet to truly listen

We have all heard about the concept of 'power lunching' but the basic concept behind the book Power Listening by Bernard T. Ferrari is far simpler -- and also far more likely to promote effective work relationships. According to Ferrari, one of the critical problems in the workplace is a failure of employees to listen to one another. Ferrari suggests a variety of techniques to improve listening amongst employees, such as being reflective about the 'kind' of listener you are; respecting your conversation partner and his or her ideas; remaining silent while the other person is talking; challenging your assumptions; and keeping your focus. Listening is not something that is innate, any more than the gift of speech is: listening is a learned, socialized behavior.…… [Read More]

References

Bavelas, J. & Gerwing, J. "The listener as addressee in face-to-face dialogue." International

Journal of Listening, 25. 3. (2011): 178-198. 4 Dec 2013. Web.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10904018.2010.508675

Ferrari, B.T. Power listening: Mastering the most critical business skill of all. Portfolio Hardcover, 2012.
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Language Skills During Communication While Highlighting Receptive

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Language Skills

During communication, while highlighting receptive skills learners may require to make verbal or non-verbal responses. For assessment of these receptive skills, learners need to respond to a written or a spoken text. Formal and informal feedback can also be used to provide information about the learners. Different listening materials are utilized by scholars in the course-line of learning; some materials contain all aspects of real spoken language hence they are authentic.

Recorded tapes, poems and songs, are authentic texts that can be used during learning. One of the complete texts that can be used during the learning process is a story. Stories involve emotions, ideas and hopes that shape the human life. A pleasant story is "Getting to the Wedding." [footnoteRef:2] It is a story that involves a boy trying to get home after school so that he can make it to a wedding. After he gets home,…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Brinda, D. Patterns of the Story Teller. Mumbai: Pearson Education India, 2007.

Frey, O. Teaching and Learning L2 Grammar. London: GRIN Verlag, 2010.

Jack, C.,Hull, J.,Proctor, S. New Interchange;English For International Communication. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Spratt, M.,Pulveres, A., Williams, M. The TKT Course Modules 1,2,and 3. New York: Cambridge University, 2011.
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Communications Skills to Solve Problems They Are

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communications skills to solve problems they are likely to encounter in the workplace.

Communication is the process of sharing information, expression, feeling, and thought between two or more people. Effective communication plays an important role in the organizational development, and communication forms an important constituent of every aspect of an organization. To maintain good working relations, it critical for the entire workforce to communicate with one another to enhance coordination, as well maintaining good working relations.

Evidence of communication skills is the ability of an individual or business organization to persuade and negotiate within business environment. Persuading and negotiating is one of the important aspects within business environment. Arriving at a concrete agreement within a business environment involves using effective communication skills. Persuasion involves ability to convince others to reach appropriate course actions, while negotiating involves ability to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.

eflective Practice

Evidence of communication skills is…… [Read More]

References

Australian Computer Society (2011).Case Studies and their clauses in the Code. Australia.

Wheeler, S. (2003). Comparing Three IS Codes of Ethics -- ACM, ACS and BCS . 7th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 10-13 July 2003, Adelaide, South Australia. 1576- 1587.
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Managerial Skills the Identification of

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Employees that display potential for advancement to the managerial rank may qualify them for certain opportunities as identified from their career map. For example, having an employee observe interviewing techniques is a powerful tool for teaching and helping employees prepare for advanced positions.

Summary

There are so many skills that a manager needs in order to be effective that the notion of training a person to be a manager can seem overwhelming. Yet, the fact that so many individuals perform managerial responsibilities and rise to the occasion is illustrative of the dynamic character of the human being. In this paper there have been a few of the key skills that managers should know in order to display minimal competence. Beyond these skills is a vast array of additional skills that not only enable a manager to be competent but to excel within his/her position. But like a child that must…… [Read More]

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Hambrick, Ralph S. The Management Skills Builder: Self-Directed Learning Strategies for Career Development. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1991.

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Henderson, George. Human Relations Issues in Management. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1996.

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Consulting Skills Learning Group Experience to Consult

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Consulting Skills Learning Group Experience

To consult with someone means to be able to offer them your professional help by giving them the best professional advice considering the person's circumstances, however, there is more to being a consultant than just giving someone expert advice on how to handle their dilemmas. The Business Dictionary (2011) states that a consultant is someone who is experienced that gives expert information (usually through a company or service) that delivers his or her efforts in a counseling aptitude, yet they are not the ones that are reliable for the outcome of the results. Consultant jobs are highly considered when people and organizations need to come together and make changes in their company and how to eliminate problems. The Harvard Business School alone has a consulting commerce of over $100 billion in yearly profits in the United States and can range from consulting services in communications,…… [Read More]

References

Harvard Business School. (2011). Become a Business Consultant. Available: http://www.fabjob.com/businessconsultant.asp. Last accessed 22 May 2011.

Ramaswamy, V. (2010). Characteristics of a good consultant. Available: http://erp-consultancy.blogspot.com/2010/02/chacteristics-of-good-consultant.html. Last accessed 22 May 2011.

The Business Dictionary. (2011). Consultant. Available:  http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/consultant.html . Last accessed 22 May 2011
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Organizational Redesign -- Transferable Skills

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At the intersection between the executive and upper managerial levels, effective communication is equally important to implement executive decisions, as it is at the middle management and operational levels where most executive decisions with respect to strategic visions of organizational redesign must be executed to accomplish organizational goals (Maxwell, 2007).

My Contribution to Organizational edesign

I have worked hard to improve my knowledge base and other aspects of technical skill in my intended profession, and I also make a specific effort to manage details efficiently in every aspect of my life, both personally and professionally. However, in terms of my contribution to organizational redesign, my communications skills would be most valuable. I have been practicing my active listening skills as well as my ability to communicate in different business settings in the manner most conducive to the accurate transmission of ideas to others. In my experience, my communications skills have…… [Read More]

References:

George, J.M. And Jones G.R. (2008). Understanding and Managing Organizational

Behavior. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Locker, K.O. (2006). Business and Administrative Communication. Boston: McGraw-

Hill.
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Management Skills Assessment Completing This

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What appears to be the right way today is often not going to be the right way tomorrow. Because of this it is hard to manage with any consistency to the idea of quality.

Another area in which I feel that I am weak is that of effective use of IT and equipment. This is an area in which I sometimes feel overwhelmed. How all the different systems work and relate to each other is sometimes overwhelming. I often know that there is a specific way to do something but can never seem to figure out how to make it work.

The one thing that surprised be about this assessment is that other people see me as better in many of the areas than I see myself. It's not that I feel that I am a really bad in any of the categories, but I do feel that there are…… [Read More]

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Using Call in Teaching Listening

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Linguistics

Space

Using CALL in Teaching Listening

In order to use computer-assisted language learning or CALL to teach listening skills, teachers should first understand what CALL actually is and that they should aim to "establish a methodology for benchmarking speech synthesis for computer-assisted language learning." (Zoe, 2009) CALL is a modern form of computer-based learning that has two features that make it distinctive from other forms of computer-based learning. The first is called bidirectional learning and the second feature is simply the idea of individualized learning. CALL as a process is good for listening skills because of the fact that just giving a speaker one's undivided attention in order to understand the speaker's point-of-view is fine but that equates to only a single directional activity. Active listening makes great listeners. Active listening is more than paying attention and it is bidirectional just like the CALL process. Because the concept of…… [Read More]

References

Kilickaya, Ferit. (2009). "The Effect of A Computer-Assisted Language Learning Course On Pre-Service English Teachers' Practice Teaching." Educational Studies (03055698). October, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p 437-448, 12p, 4 charts.

Liu, Min. (1994). "Hypermedia Assisted Instruction and Second Language Learning: A Semantic-Network-Based Approach." Computers in the Schools. Vol. 10 Issue 3/4, p 293, 20p, 2 charts, 3 diagrams.

Schwienhorst, Klaus. (2002). "Why Virtual, Why Environments? Implementing Virtual Reality Concepts In Computer-Assisted Language Learning." Simulation & Gaming. June, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p 196, 14p.

Son, Jeong-Bae (2006.) "Using Online Discussion Groups in a CALL Teacher Training Course." RELC Journal. April, Vol. 37, Issue 1, p 123-135, 13p.
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The'skills necessary to become an HR Specialist

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Human esource Specialist Skills

A Human esource Specialist is considered to be an individual who is an expert in one of the H disciplines like training and development, workplace safety and risk management, recruitment and selection, employee relations or compensation and benefits. The Human esource Specialist would have a specific role and expertise, while a Human esource Generalist would work in all the department areas. The skills that I possess that would be beneficial for the position of Human esource Specialist are:

• Communication Skills

• Ability to read people

• Listening skills

• Multitasking skills

• Empathy

• Critical thinking

Communication Skills

Verbal and written communication has to be caring, convincing and believable (Garavan, 1991), and having the correct skills allows me to express and present my message as expected. A person has to be aware of the recipient of the message in order to craft the message to…… [Read More]

References

Baron, J. N., & Kreps, D. M. (1999). Consistent human resource practices. California Management Review, 41(3), 29-53.

Garavan, T. N. (1991). Strategic human resource development. Journal of European Industrial Training, 15(1).
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Therapeutic Skills

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Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health

Journal Summary Assignment

Complete this m andatory assignment.

SAVE it as docx

SUBMIT

it to your instructor from BLACKBOARD.

Review your journal entries with the aim of analyzing your learning.

Assess your development of therapeutic communication skills.

a) Analyze your own knowledge base: what areas are clear for you and which are fuzzy and need more work?

Type or paste your analysis below. You can add more space to each simply by continuing to type. You can remove unneeded white space by deleting it if you wish.

These areas of the knowledge base/these communication skills are clear to me: Listening skills, nonverbal messaging, empathetic understanding, understandable language, caring helper, genuineness.

I want to work more on these areas of the knowledge base or these skills:

Self-Reflection / self-analysis.

b) Determine how your understanding of the knowledge base guides your use of communication skills.

I apply…… [Read More]

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Counseling Skills

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Counseling

We live in a very complex world today. People are often faced with difficulties that seem insurmountable. This complexity is both fortunate and unfortunate. Difficult as life can be, there is an increasing array of potential solutions. Some people find solace at their workplace, with life's difficulties driving them to greater productivity, for example. Others use their misfortune as a platform for helping others in creative ways. For some, however, life becomes so overwhelming that they simply cannot deal with the challenges they face on a daily basis. For such people, it is often helpful to seek the assistance of a counselor. It is for such counselors that author Gary Collins wrote Christian Counseling. His ideas on the nature and core of counseling can stimulate ideas not only about how the counselor can use his or her existing skills to ensure that clients are helped effectively, but also about…… [Read More]

References

Collins, G. (2007). Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Third ed.) Dallas, TX: Thomas Nelson. (63-82)

Martin, A. (2014, Dec. 26). Active Listening Skills. The Counsellors Guide. Retrieved from:  http://www.thecounsellorsguide.co.uk/active-listening-skills.html
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Skills for Business Leadership Executive

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" Nevertheless, the research to date indicates that participative management techniques can provide a major return on the investment. According to Angermeier, Dunford and Boss (2009, p. 127), "Employee perceptions of the extent to which their work climate is participative rather than authoritarian have important implications for critical work attitudes and behavior."

The research to date has confirmed that employees in highly participative work environments outperformed their counterparts in nonparticipative management organizations (Angermeier et al. 2009). For example, a study by Angermeier and his associates found that employees working in participative management settings provided 14% better customer service, committed 26% fewer clinical errors, demonstrated 79% lower burnout, and were 61% less likely to leave the organization than employees in more authoritarian work environment. According to Angermeier et al. (2009, p. 128), "These findings suggest that participative management initiatives have a significant impact on the commitment and productivity of individual employees."…… [Read More]

References

Angermeier, I, Dunford, BB & Boss, AD 2009, March-April, 'The Impact of Participative

Management Perceptions on Customer Service, Medical Errors, Burnout, and Turnover

Intentions,' Journal of Healthcare Management, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 127-134.

Biech, E 2001, the Pfeiffer Book of Successful Team-Building Tools: Best of the Annuals. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.
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7-Day Listening Journal Seven-Day Listening Journal One

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7-Day Listening Journal

Seven-day listening journal

One critical barrier to 'paying attention' is a lack of time. When someone calls me early in the morning and I am in a rush to get ready, I am often guilty of not paying attention to the person who is speaking. This morning, someone called me when I was still foggy and in the process of waking up. Only after finishing the conversation and agreeing to meet the person for coffee at 4pm did I remember that I had another engagement at that time. I had been agreeing to everything the speaker was saying, just to get off of the phone and get into the shower. This required me to call the person back and explain my error. Regarding the nonverbal component of this communication, one problem with phone calls is that there is often little personal investment in a call. It is…… [Read More]

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Effective Communication Skills for Early Childhood Educators

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Effective Communication Skills for Early Childhood Educators

In any organizational setting, there is an overarching need for effective communication, making the need for effective communication skills an important asset in virtually any workplace setting. Consequently, some practitioners maintain that effective communication skills are the most essential skill for early childhood educators as well. To determine the accuracy of this assertion, this paper provides a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning the importance of effective communication skills for early childhood educators, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion.

eview and Discussion

Because all organizations are comprised of people, the need for effective communication skills is clear but this need is even more acute for early childhood educators. In her text, Leadership in Early Childhood, odd (2006, p. 70) reports that, "Effective communication skills are the tools that underpin the ability to act…… [Read More]

References

Beck, I., & McKeown, M. 2001. 'Text talk: Capturing the benefits of read-aloud experiences for young children.' The Reading Teacher, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 10-20.

Curtis, A. & O'Hagan, M. 2003. Care and Education in Early Childhood: A Student's Guide to Theory and Practice. London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Harms, L. 2007. Working with people: Communication skills for reflective practice. Melbourne,

Vic.: Oxford University Press.
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Study Skills Strategies Note Taking

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Some salient guidance concerning developing good note-taking skills from the literature include placing a date and the name of the class on the top of every page to make sorting class notes out later on easier. Likewise, many students with good typing skills will likely benefit from typing their notes after school, when the information is still fresh in their minds. Students can also learn how to improve their note-taking skills by reviewing the notes taken by students with known note-taking skills. For instance, according to Willis (2007), "Sharing notes is a valuable way for all students to hone their note-taking skills and gain metacognitive awareness of which content is crucial and which is not. Teachers can ask students who have clearly written notebook entries to share them verbally or post them on a bulletin board for the benefit of students who don't have adequate notes" (p. 157).

Some other…… [Read More]

References

Snider, a. & Schnurer, M. (2006). Many sides: Debate across the curriculum. New York

International Debate Education Association.

Ware, M.E. & Millard, R.J. (1997). Handbook on student development: Advising, career development, and field placement. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Willis, J. (2007). Brain-friendly strategies for the inclusion classroom: Insights from a neurologist and classroom teacher. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
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Nursing -- Observing and Listening

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She looked up at every person who passed within her vicinity, some of whom had not even noticed her. The observer was not able to identify anything about her likely occupation or the circumstances that lead to her choosing this particular coffee shop, except that her confusion at the counter suggested that it was not part of her daily routine.

The Unavailable Woman:

Another woman entered the coffee shop. She had apparently not been caught in the rain because she was completely dry and her umbrella was still neatly wrapped in its case. Her hair was longer than the previous subject, but instead of allowing it to swing out when she changed her physical orientation, she moved in a much less exaggerated motion that did not impart any inertia to her hair. Instead of repeatedly preening her hair away from her face, she allowed it to cover her ears and…… [Read More]

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Personal Skills in Business and

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For example, a person's eyes can often convey a far more vivid message than words and often do;

Complementing: they may add to or complement a verbal message. A boss who pats a person on the back in addition to giving praise can increase the impact of the message;

Accenting: non-verbal communication may accept or underline a verbal message. Pounding the table, for example, can underline a message. (arry, nd)

VI. ARRIERS to EFFECTIVE COMMUNIATION & FEEDACK

arriers to managerial feedback is stated to include fears related to:

the other person's reaction;

Feedback may be based on subjective feeling and concrete information might not be suitably related;

Information on which the feedback is based such as performance appraisal might be a process that is inherently flawed with the manger not trusting the information; and Many managers would prefer being a coach rather than attempting to 'play God'. (arry, nd; paraphrased)…… [Read More]

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Leadership Interpersonal Skills and Decision-Making

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LEADERSHIP, INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, DECISION-MAKING research paper prepared for the staff of New Jersey Publishing Corporation

Improving Leaders and Interpersonal Relationship

Communication Skills

ritten, Oral, Listening, Perception)

Organization and Planning

This research paper analyzes the effect of leadership skills providing direction, interpersonal skills in interacting with others and decision making.

It includes oral communication skills, written business communication, and perception skills important in analyzing problems and proposing solutions.

Final component deals with organizational change and self-designing change management.

The research paper will be the basis of a proposal for a seminar workshop to enhance staff knowledge of such qualities as leadership and ability to interact with others for the enhancement of the capabilities of the staff.

Executive Summary

To counteract dire predictions in the globalized world, leadership, interpersonal relationship and decision-making in the corporate world should undergo enhancement, strengthening and change in design

The process takes careful analysis, outlining of problems…… [Read More]

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Persuading That Listening to Music

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" (Eugenia Costa-Giomi 2004, 141) Among the academic benefits associated with three years of piano lessons, the children tended to have higher math computation scores, higher language scores, and higher self-esteem than children not involved in music.

Many studies and a wide array of empirical evidence supports the hypothesis that music improves the academic performance and test scores of children, including those in Middle and High School, but certainly also including Elementary and College students. These benefits may occur because of the increased activity in the temporal and left-frontal areas of the brain that have been observed during exposure to music, or because music brings "cohesion" to already existing background noise. (Geake & Ivanov 2003) Or perhaps the link between music and academic success may trace back to the Ancient ideas of how the arts affect the essence of the soul. (Costa-Giomi 2004) Regardless of the root cause of why…… [Read More]

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Business Skills and Tactics in

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Having this traditional silo-structured environment makes it very difficult to properly develop a curriculum surrounding service management. Because of this there is a significant gap that exists between the education received by business school graduates and the skills that they need to succeed in today's service heavy environment.

Non-traditional Business Skills and Tactics

Nontraditional business skills are often referred to as soft skills or people skills. These consist of the ability to communicate and understand people on an emotional level. These are often the skills that can determine the success or failure of a career (Thilmany, 2009). The skills are all related to human interaction. This includes most forms of communication, negotiation and leadership. Soft skills can be distinguished by different types such as informative, negotiating, listening, and communicative. Informative soft skills are those that send a message that has to be conveyed accurately. Negotiating or convincing soft skills is…… [Read More]

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Nurse Communication Skills for Health

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6).

3. Identify and discuss effective communication techniques used by health professional

As has been briefly referred to above, one of the most useful and important communication technique is the ability to listen attentively and acutely in order to modulate one's response accordingly to the person or patient. There are many different techniques that can be applied to deal with different situations and types of patients. All of these techniques are intended to improve and facilitate the quality of the relationship between the healthcare worker and the patient (Berry, 2007, p. 39).

Empathy and compassion are the hallmarks of the nursing profession and a central technique in communication is allowing the patient to express his or her concerns as fully as possible without interruption and prejudice. This means keeping an open mind and reducing the influence of any prejudice or possible biases that may intrude with the communicative interpretation and…… [Read More]

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Management Skills Needed for Quality Management at a Chemical Plant

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Manager Interview: Quality Manager for a Chemical Company

William Wood is a quality manager for an international chemical company. The company has locations throughout the world, but has a number of chemical processing plants in Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas. As an international company that has multinational suppliers and customers, the company takes a global focus to order fulfillment, shipping, and environmental issues. The company develops and manufactures chemicals for a variety of different industrial uses, including, but not limited to: petrochemical applications, paint, household cleaners, and for use in semiconductors and light emitting diode (LED) chips. Dr. Wood has a PhD in electrical engineering and a background in the semi-conductor industry. He transitioned to the chemical industry after years of quality management in the electrical engineering field. He has worked for this company for two years as one of four quality managers at the company's largest plant in…… [Read More]

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Professional Skills on Personal Effectiveness

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The negotiation ended with one of the parties walking out of the room and the problem had to be settled eventually by a ruling from management. This event also had a negative effect on the working relationships between members of the different groups in the debate.

What has become obvious to me since then is that negotiation is a process that requires sensitivity and a search for balance, rather than just an attempt to overwhelm the other party. It also requires intense focus and perception.

I noticed that many of the negotiators entered the process without having a concentrated and clear focus of their aims and not being fully prepared. I realized that the negotiation process can in fact be a very productive process and that it can help to solve problems through mutual understanding. I also came to the conclusion that communication skills are a vital part of the…… [Read More]

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Leadership Skills & Learning Communities

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49). That goes for leaders in the learning community as well. Thessin asserts that while it is important to teach students to solve problems, there is a lack of focus on another important, related goal: "the need for teachers to learn to do the same" (49). Teachers are leaders and they must be given the training to develop problem solving skills along with the other important skills mentioned in this paper.

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Jameson, Jill, Ferrell, Gill, Kelly, Jacquie, alker, Simon, and Ryan, Malcolm. (2006). Building

trust and shared knowledge in communities…… [Read More]

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Education. College Student Journal, 43(2), 1-8.

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29, 233-250.
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Study Skills and Why They

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This also refers to the false impression that cramming is a successful learning technique. As this study notes; "…it is much better to create an interval between the times you study an item" ( Glenn, 2007, p. 2). Similarly, a study entitled Smart way to study (2009) also emphasizes that intervals between study session have been shown to improve retention and understanding of the material. This method also means that information is retained and can be utilized in a more interactive manner by the student.

3. Tips to improve study skills

Study preparations are an important part of developing useful and long-term study skills. As has been referred to, the organization and management of the correct study skills that are appropriate to each individual's predilections is an important aspect that should be borne in mind in the development of successful learning skills. This also includes significant aspects, such as choosing…… [Read More]

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Study Skills for Students With

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If this study skill is practiced enough, it will eventually become second nature to make connections between new and old concepts.

Compare and Contrast information. This is an effective approach to categorize concepts and results in a greater understanding of the subject matter. Essentially, this greater level of understanding facilitates retrieval of learned information when it is needed.

Even if you do not have time to do some in-depth studying, expose your mind to new material.. Taking a few minutes to quickly scan over new concepts and information that needs to be learned can prepare your mind for an understanding of these concepts, even if they don't sink in at first. epetition in this fashion can be very beneficial.

Always have questions. Continually approach learning new concepts with questions. While progressively learning and understanding more about a concept or subject, it is helpful to remain mindful about what still needs…… [Read More]

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Proctor, B.E., Prevatt, F., Adams, K., Hurst, a., Petscher, Y. (2006). Study skills profiles of normal-achieving and academically-struggling college students. Journal of College Student Development, January/February.
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Negotiation as a Leadership Skill

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Negotiation: A Required Skill in Leadership

Negotiation as a Leadership Skill

Negotiation

A Required Skill in Leadership

Negotiation

A Required Skill in Leadership

The purpose of this work is to write a memorandum to a colleague describing the characteristics of effective leaders for the public sector in the 21st century. Included will be negotiation and mediation skills and the reasons that these characteristics are important in today's leaders. In the work of Michael E. Siegel on Leadership in American Presidents presented is a "model of effective leadership based on a four-part framework used to analyze the performance of three recent American presidents" stated to be Carter, Reagan, and ush. The framework reportedly can be utilized by leaders as well as managers in the public and private sector organizations in self-analysis as to performance in what is stated to be "four critical areas of leadership." Siegel (2001) This is particularly true…… [Read More]

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Negotiating Skills Six Skills Some Strengths Some

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Negotiating Skills

Six Skills: Some Strengths, Some Weaknesses

Of the skills identified by Fisher and Davis in their article, "Six Interpersonal Skills for a Negotiator's Repertoire," there are two in which I believe I already excel. The first of these is remaining rational in the face of strong feelings; though I am very passionate about many issues -- passionate about any issue in which I take a real interest, in fact -- I have never really let my passions get the better of me, but am willing and able to calmly and rationally define and support my passion in a manner that does not cloud the facts or their logical connections and that is able to take in opposing views and facts without feeling any umbrage or emotional stress. I actually find that the more deeply I care about something the easier it is for me to remain rational due…… [Read More]

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Analyzing Group Process and Skill Selection

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Group Process and Skill Selection

ecent developments at the medical industry increase the life expectancy. Census reported that 36.3 million Americans were 65 and over in 2004 and 71.5 million Americans will be 65 and over in 2030 (see, census.org). Therefore, the age related diseases and related industry (i.e. eldercare) have been taking an important part of the American society. Taking care of a person with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease is a demanding task as it requires mental and physical strength. Social supports groups are very helpful to deal with mental and physical distress for Alzheimer's patients' caregivers. In this brief document, a social group session is discussed.

ANALYZING GOUP POCESS AND SKILL SELECTION

Introduction

Garvin, Gutierrez, and Galinsky (2004) describe the social work groups in which the social workers participate as part of their professional activities either as participants or facilitators. The interaction between social workers and…… [Read More]

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Conflict Resolution Skills Are Among

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One way to increase one's objectivity is to use authentic listening with other team members, which may give each individual team member the best opportunity to understand other's points-of-view. Authentic listening involves: closing your mouth, not predicting or judging the outcome of a conversation before entering it, keeping open body language, asking questions when information is unclear, trying to put oneself in the other's position, listening to what is not being said, listening to how something is said, reacting to ideas rather than to the speaker, and being consistent throughout communications (Conflictesolution.com, 2009). When people actually take the time to actively listen to what the other person is saying, they have a better chance of seeing alternate solutions to the problem.

Even when a team sees that there are multiple alternative solutions to a problem, the reality is that choosing one solution often makes some team members feel as if…… [Read More]

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Use of Various Counseling Skills

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Open or close ended questions are easy to use when attempting to counsel someone for the first time. It is because it does not involve a lot of creative effort and keeps the person asking the questions from experiencing too closely what the client feels. These questions are designed to gain information, but not really allow the counselor to experience them. Paraphrasing lets the counselor truly listen. I feel as though counseling sessions are often an attempt at collecting information rather than actively listening. To keep someone from asking questions, from collecting information in such a simplified manner, opens up the counselor to engage on a level of listening that is more in-depth.

Summary also allows for active listening and keeps people focused on the conversation. It forces the counselor to focus on the main points of a session and condense it into a couple of minutes' worth of information.…… [Read More]

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Communication Individual and Group Skills

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acism in the United States is often seen as the methodical oppression of African-Americans and other people of color and the related ideology of white supremacy and black inferiority. These two aspects of racism have influenced the U.S. society from the early 1600's until the present (Bohmer 1998). It all comes down to everyone being different and people being unable to accept these differences.

I have often found myself when choosing people to date letting the fact of whether these people had any college education or not influence my decision on who to go out with and who not to. After evaluating that way of thinking, I have come to the realization that this is just silly and that this factor should not be something that I take into the equation when deciding who to go out with.

Task 3

Effective communication occurs mainly at an unconscious level and this…… [Read More]

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Communication Is More Than Talking and Listening

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Administrative Leadership in Education -- My Philosophy

Assuming that the leader has integrity, is morally upright, and is in the public school system in order to make a difference (a positive impact on learning), among the most important things that a leader in a public school -- a principal or vice principal, or a board member or counselor -- should concentrate on is his or her ability to communicate. That's my overriding philosophy. And by communicate I am not just talking about speaking or sending emails, writing reports or talking to students during lunch period or recess. Nor am I referring to a phone conversation with a concerned parent whose child has been bullied in school.

The raw basic definition of communication means the act of imparting information, or transmitting information. But communication is a two-way street and if the person in an administrative position isn't listening to what is…… [Read More]

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Music Improve Language Skills in Kids Argues

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Music Improve Language Skills in Kids," argues that children exposed to music throughout their development have an increased ability to learn language. The premise is that because learning language uses certain regions and requires a multi-sensory process (es), i.e. reading, watching others, listening, etc., those children who have been exposed to music, an activity that uses those same brain regions that are involved in language apprehension and requires a similar multi-sensory process (es), will have a greater capacity to learn language. In short, being exposed to music helps a child learn language.

Explain one research finding described in this article.

The article mentions a study whereby patients wore electrodes on their scalp that measured brain wave activity while the patients listened to a cellist perform and a person speak. The study was comprised of non- musicians and musicians. The test showed that musicians had greater responses in their brains to…… [Read More]

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Should Know and the Public Should Expect, Completely Updated and Revised. New York: Three Rivers Press.

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Communication Skills to Give a Presentation it

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Communication Skills to Give a Presentation

It has recently been assigned that I will be responsible to present the quarterly sales information at an in-person meeting to a group of stakeholders, managers, sales people, and customers. Before beginning the presentation, it is important to understand how to design the speech to be most effective to the audience.

When preparing a speech, the speaker must be aware of their audience by understanding the way in which their audience listens. There are four main types of listeners: Data, structure, vision, and human element. It is best to assume that every audience has each of the four main types of listeners, so the speaker must prepare the speech accordingly. The speaker should identify as to which is their strong point and use it as the core, but in order to capture the entire audience, it is best to adapt to each (Brown, 2006).…… [Read More]

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Acquiring Leadership Skills

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Acquiring Leadership Skills

The multicratic, or participative, leadership style takes into consideration the opinions and thoughts of others (Five Styles of Leadership: Participative Leadership, 2013). This helps in utilizing team talent in collective decisions where the team as a whole takes accountability for the decisions. Followers become more motivated and more creative with less contributions that give a higher quality of input. The participative leadership style enables knowledge of where training is needed, develops teamwork that brings new ideas, evaluates performance for improvement, gives encouragement for both on the job and work/life balance, and enables new knowledge from member experiences.

orking as a healthcare aide in a continuing care center for the past 17 years, I was awarded the responsibility of orientating new healthcare aide workers. here each institution has formed their own policies and procedures, the participative leadership style enabled me to gain input for training measures. It allowed…… [Read More]

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Negotiation Skills

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Negotiation Skill

Negotiations

The 'negotiation' process, entailing conflicting parties' deliberation over the problem and arrival at a conclusion that works to all parties' advantage, constitutes a highly effective means of preventing tension and disputes. Disagreeing persons sit together, engage in open-forum problem discussion, bargain or negotiate, and arrive at a result satisfactory to every party. Successful communication leads to successful negotiation. Negotiations should be free from yelling and brawling; parties ought to peacefully exchange beliefs, views and feelings. Nobody can know one's ideas and feelings if one doesn't express them effectively before others. People's manner of speaking and non-verbal cues (gestures, posture, facial expression, etc.) contributes significantly to successful negotiations (MSG, 2016).

The UPS (United Parcel Service) Strike of 1996 Win-Lose Negotiation

American courier/messenger service business established in the year 1907, the UPS, is now the world's biggest courier, specialized transport and logistics firm. Its key corporate strategy was: largely…… [Read More]

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Interpersonal Skills

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eadership and Solitude

When talking about effective and compelling leaders in education and other important social fields most people tend to envision a certain type of individual. This individual is usually envisioned as a very social, affable, outspoken and extroverted person. William Dereziwics challenges and questions this character perception of leadership in his article titled earn To Be Alone With Your Thoughts. This article presents a clear connection that exists between leadership and solitude, Dereziwics supports his opinion about leadership by commenting and discussing several situations where solitude directly results in leadership. He also talks about social and media interaction and how this conflicts with leadership. Derecziwics begins his article by stating that solitude is necessary for leadership, he says that this is so because solitude allows a person to think and critically analyze. Derecziwics states that it is very difficult to become an effective leader for someone who is…… [Read More]

Leadership is a very important element in virtually all fields of employment, especially in education. Therefore, it is also very important to establish quality and effective leadership at the head of an organization or entity in order for it to be successful and accomplish its organizational goals. In her article titled What is Quality Leadership?, Misty Laucour explains and defines how delegation and empowerment are important as leadership strategies. She explains that it is important for leaders to delegate responsibilities to employees or members of an organization while at the same time empowering those individuals. Lacours states that leaders can empower individuals by allowing them to take part in the decisions making process, thus creating an environment where the quality of work goes up due to good employee morale. Lacour lists that following actions as vital to the empowerment of follower: " (a) effectively match people to assignments; (b) engage all in active listening; (c) engage in purposeful actions based on goals and vision; (d) focus on growth and opportunities, not failures; (e) encourage others to think critically"(Lacour).

Taking into account what is presented in the article one would have to agree with Lacour's assessment of what quality leadership really is. Our contemporary society is one that is heavily influenced by Democracy, in this type of social and political atmosphere people in general are encouraged to be involved and make decisions. Our society is not one where dictatorship is accepted, that is to say that people do not like being told what to without having any sort of input. It has been proven that the most effective workers and members of an organization are those that are happy and have good morale. In order for good employee morale to be established empowerment of the followers should be present, this way they can feel important and significant in the overall process, thus creating a more productive and effective atmosphere.

Lacour, M., et. al., What is Quality Leadership?. Academic Leadership v. 8 no. 3 (Summer 2010) p. 320-1
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Strengthening the Family Unit Relationship Skills Center

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Strengthening the Family Unit

elationship Skills Center

Established: 2005

Populations served: Couples and single parents; families

Prevention of divorce

Conflict management

Communication skills

Problem solving

Mission Statement: To build a better community by strengthening peoples' relationship skills.

Vision: Every child grows up in a health family.

Divorce rates are high; there may be gaps in service involving entire families rather than just parents.

Target population and geographic data:

Low-income parents and single parents in Northern California and Sacramento County.

Efforts are made to emphasize the benefits of raising children in two-parent households.

Average divroce rate in California 89%.

12% of population in Sacaramento County divorced.

Some progress is made:

81% less parents fight less than before in front of their children

79% do activities with their children more than before.

65% plan for their children's future more than before.

Families spend time together 74% more than before.

The ability to…… [Read More]

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Hansen, L. (2013, March 28). 9 Negative effects divorce reportedly has on children. The Week. Retrieved from: http://theweek.com/article/index/242059/9-negative-effects-divorce-reportedly-has-on-children

Relationship Skills Center (2014). About Us. Retrieved from:  http://skillscenter.org/about-us/
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Intellectual Life Skills Critical Thinking

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Appropriate time management facilitates a student's ability to learn and to improve one's overall quality of life, as well as make the most of the quantity of time one has for certain tasks.

For instance, when studying, tackling the most difficult subjects first, when one is mentally fresh, whether one is a morning or a night person, can be an effective method to grasp a difficult study area. Using short and frequent study sessions throughout the semester rather than cramming is another important time management technique -- and even simply making the most of one's spare moments leaves one with the satisfaction that one does not simply have clean laundry, but can go to bed an extra hour earlier, rather than begin one's calculus homework at midnight! ("Time Management," 2002)

Understanding the dangers of fallacious thinking is the last important step in taking what is learned in the classroom and…… [Read More]

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Language Skills and Materials Development

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TESOL classroom? What is their function?

Materials are critical in regards to the TESOL classroom. In many instances, individuals are learning a language that can often be convoluted and confusing. Materials help classroom participants to synthesize the appropriate materials in a manner that is relevant to them. Materials also provide a tangible study aid for students. Materials in the TESOL classroom can be brought home for further study and practice. While at home, the student is not constrained by time. The student using the TESOL study materials can better focus on problem areas while at home and in the presence of family members.

Materials also provide aid to students who learn in a different manner than their more traditional counterparts. For example, some students are visual learners while other rely on thorough practice. Through the use of materials, students who learn in varying manners are better able to learn difficult…… [Read More]

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Lesson Plan for Teaching Speaking

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Now we'll listen to the song while you listen for the words that are missing on your worksheets. Listen carefully and try to pick out the missing words as the song is played. We'll play the song two or three times until everyone fills in all of the blanks on their worksheets."

2.

Presentation.

[the presentation component of the intermediate ESL listening and speaking lesson plan consists of playing an audio recording (vinyl record, cassette, CD, DVD, etc.) of the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" two or three times. During this series of presentations, the students are instructed to carefully listen for the words that are missing on their worksheets and to fill these blanks in when they hear the words mentioned in the song. After the first presentation, the teacher will use the following commentary.]

"How are you doing? Has everyone filled in all of the blanks on their worksheets?"

[if…… [Read More]

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Ferris, D. & Hedgcock, J.S. (1998). Teaching ESL composition: Purpose, process, and practice.

Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Guhde, J.A. (2003). English-as-a-second Language (ESL) nursing students: Strategies for B

building verbal and written language skills. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 10(4), 113-
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Communication Management Communication in the

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Insomuch, Angela felt that she was being penalized because she worked from home. Although alph tried to explain that this was not the case, he was unsuccessful in conveying the real issue of missing a deadline. Consequently, the focus shifted to more of a personal nature because Angela felt unappreciated so they decided to reconvene to another meeting two weeks later.

Unfortunately, the meeting started with some hostility from Angela. She was very cold and nonresponsive to alph's questions regarding her well-being. Because Angela did not feel positive about the last exchange, she missed another meeting, plus she failed to submit a report. Her actions are labeled as passive aggressive because her lack of apathy has now transferred into a performance issue. With her constant interruptions and frustrations, Angela refuses to communicate and wants to resign. Clearly, conflict is an issue in which resolution is needed in the form of…… [Read More]

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Communication for Organizations. (2010). Communication process: The basics. Retrieved from http://communicationprocess.net/

Jehn, K.A., Greer, L., Levine, S., & Szulanski, G. (2008). The Effects of conflict types, dimensions, and emergent states on group outcomes. Group Decision & Negotiation, 17(6), 465-495. doi:10.1007/s10726-008-9107-0

Mind Tools. (2012). Active listening: Hear what people are really saying. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm

Mind Tools. (2012). Conflict resolution: Resolving conflict rationally and effectively. Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_81.htm
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Learning Styles in a College Environment

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Student Learning Styles

riting to Learn -- Real orld Issues

A university instructor that seeks to interest and motivate students through a lecture is sometimes on thin ice as far as keeping students' attention. Hence, it is incumbent on the alert contemporary instructor to present highly relevant material (in a way that engages students) while at the same time realizing there are vastly different learning styles.

Still, the job of the instructor is to present information that helps the student develop skills in critical thinking -- and helps the student learn to solve problems. There are many aspects to the vitally important environmental issue of climate change, and all aspects of this issue cry out for clarity. An instructor can create a worthy activity -- that informs while it stimulates -- from the various approaches to climate change. In this paper the emphasis on writing to learn assignments are relevant…… [Read More]

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2013). Climate Change 2013: The Physical

Science Basis / The Fifth Assessment Report. Retrieved October 18, 2014, from  http://www.ipcc.ch .

Nilson, L.B. (2010). Teaching At Its Best. A Research-Based Resource for College

Instructors. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
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Communication Theories

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Skilss in Interpersonal, Group and Organizational Communications

The objective of this study is to examine interpersonal communication and spoken skills. This work will examine communication skills using the theories of Pragmatic Perspective, Psychological Perspective, Social Constructionist, and social responsibility theory. Trenholm (2008) states that communication "is very important to everyone. One form of communication that occurs among individuals is known as interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication is a term "reserved for two-person, face-to-face interaction and is often used interchangeably with the term dyadic communication."

Interpersonal Communication: Speaking and Listening Skills

Interpersonal communication can be understood as the interaction that takes place between individuals and concerns the deliver and receipt of information or a message. Involved in interpersonal communication are listening as well as nonverbal forms of communication and speaking. Listening is the capacity to both understand and provide appropriate response to what others are saying. Listening requires the evaluation of what…… [Read More]

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Pearce, WB (nd) Communication and Social Construction: Claiming our Birthright. pp. 33-56 in Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz and Gloria Galanes (Eds). Socially Constructing Communication. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press. 2009.

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Suresh, K. (nd) Theories of Communication CHAPTER 2: Retrieved from:  http://www.peoi.org/Courses/Coursesch/mass/mass2.html 

Tips for Communication Skills with Groups. About Leaders. Retrieved from: http://www.aboutleaders.com/tips-for-communication-skills-with-groups/
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Interpersonal Effectiveness

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Interpersonal Efficacy -- Using Empathetic Listening

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Empathetic listening is a form of listening that takes into account more than just the words spoken. Empathetic listening involves a more holistic approach to listening and communication in general. Empathetic listening is sometimes also called active listening. It is a type of listening where the meaning of a communication lies in the verbal and non-verbal cues. Empathetic listening is a technique of listening that requires that the listener follow the words of the speaker and understand the intent behind the words, as well as the aspects involved during the delivery of the words. To empathetically listen without much practice is pretty strenuous and requires substantial concentration. Empathetic listening requires self-control on behalf of the listener because very often while people are speaking, the people who are listening have thoughts that they want to express that are directly related to statements made…… [Read More]

References:

Bookbinder, PhD, L.J., & Johnson, J. (2006) Empathy, Listening Skills & Relationships. Available from: www.touch-another-heart.com. 2012 August 20.
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Collaborating With Different Personality Types

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Marcus Leseberg:

Marcus's Myers-Briggs score indicates that he is an ENTP personality type, meaning that he is more inclined toward extraversion, iNtuition, thinking, and perception. Marcus's positive qualities include being innovative, versatile, and entrepreneurial, but he needs major improvement in his listening skills, writing, and verbal communications. Marcus's skill set includes Excel spreadsheets, mathematics, research, and global awareness.

Marcus will be able to assist the group optimally by collaborating directly with Kevin in the areas of strategic and operational planning. His greatest challenge will be in improving his listening skills in the process of helping Kevin develop his one-on-one communication skills. Purely for his own development and long-term benefit, Marcus should also take the opportunity to practice documenting his contributions in writing, although it is not advisable for the group to rely on him alone in this regard. Mandy should probably provide her writing talents to assist Marcus as well…… [Read More]

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Pragmatic Linguistic Awareness Motivation Research Study Outline

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Pragmatic Linguistic Awareness Motivation

Research Study Outline on Pragmalinguistic Awareness

A helpful one-line summary of the research study, indicating the topic area and including all the key concepts to be studied.

Takahashi tested eighty Japanese students with a noticing-the-gap activity after administering a motivation questionnaire and an L2 proficiency test, finding that pragmalinguistic awareness was correlated with motivation subscales, but not with proficiency.

Link to previous research: What the author (SATOMI TAKAHASHI) had done on this topic area and what he had found; unanswered questions that your research study plans to answer.

The role of attention in pragmalinguistics was introduced in Schmidt's Noticing Hypothesis, which claimed that learners have to notice L2 features in the input for subsequent development to occur in the L2. (Schmidt, 1990). Schmidt argues that noticing is central to SLA, and learners must first notice the surface structures of utterances inthe input to acquire virtually every…… [Read More]

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Leadership Is Absolutely Necessary in

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For some leaders this means acting as a mediator to help those who are conflicted to resolve their issues (Hernez-Broome and Hughes). In addition most large organizations actually have conflict management procedures in place to assists with conflicts that arise. Leaders are often responsible for making sure that these procedures are followed and carried out.

hat is motivation and how does a leader motivate others?

Motivation is the act of persuading an individual to perform in a manner that is conducive with the goal that needs to be met (illiams). There are several ways that leaders motivate the people that they manage. These modes of motivation may include everything from reward systems to promotions. Good leaders want those that they manage to be intrinsically motivated as opposed to being extrinsically motivated. Individuals who are intrinsically motivated tend to perform in a way that is expected without needing any type of…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Hernez-Broome, Gina, and Richard L. Hughes. "Leadership Development: Past, Present, and Future." Human Resource Planning 27.1 (2004): 24+.

Williams, Michael. Leadership for Leaders. London: Thorogood, 2005.
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Listener Do You Think You Are a

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listener?

Do you think you are a good listener?

Yes, I am a good listener. I think I am a good listener because I truly make an effort to listen to what a speaker is saying, rather than think about what else I have to do during the day or what my response will be. I try to focus on the person I am talking to, what their needs are, and their body language. I try to be empathetic and see the world from the speaker's perspective, even though I may disagree with it. If I am uncertain of what the speaker's meaning might be, I do not simply nod my head and let him or her chatter on. I stop, ask a question, and then paraphrase what the speaker is saying to make sure that I understand and that I am not projecting my own meaning onto his or…… [Read More]

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Leadership Has Been Ongoing for

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I see that in my own leadership style I am oriented towards a transactional style, but that in order to improve my leadership I need to weave the daily leadership actions together better with an eye to creating long-term organizational excellence. I feel that I have developed strong communications skills and healthy leadership traits in terms of being rational but also being able to deal with the emotional elements of the job. I perhaps struggle a little at listening, but I also can be short-sighted with my decision-making, such that months or years later I find my decisions have set an undesirable tone that must be corrected. These are the most significant deficiencies between the leader I am and the leader I wish to become.

Long-term strategy can also be considered somewhat of a weakness. There is certainly a gap between the specificity of long-term strategies that the organization has…… [Read More]

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Schermerhorn, John. (2001). Situational Leadership: Conversations with Paul Hersey. Ohio University. Retrieved August 1, 2009 from http://www.situational.com/PdfViewer.aspx?pdfPath=~/Pdf/Conversations_With_Paul_Hersey.pdf

Fielder, Fred. (1964). A Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness. Academic Press, Burlington, MA.

Vroom, VH & Yetton, PW. (1973). Leadership and Decision-Making. Yale University. Retrieved August 1, 2009 from http://www.lederne.dk/NR/rdonlyres/E8715858-DCEE-4355-88BB-B3E82FE7DA9B/0/18VictorVroom2.pdf

Enos, Darryl D. (2007). Performance Improvement. CRC Press, p. 153
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Career Report Individual Report The

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The "Dutch Test for Conflict-Handling," indentified my personality to have medium 'yielding' conflict style. This is consistent with my articulated belief that agreeability when handling conflicts is required, but not to the point that ethics are ignored. My test results on the "Big Five Personality" test thus support the notion that when handling ethical conflicts solving problems on a personal level and achieving a mutually beneficial solution is ideal. The need to do this in the financial industry today is evident in how many banks must renegotiate mortgages -- no one wants a foreclosure, as this benefits neither the home owner or the bank. Rather, resetting an interest rate so the home owner can stay in the homes but still make payments is the best solution, and this requires a compromise on both sides, ideally without a settlement in court.

A think, given what I have learned about the financial…… [Read More]

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Nursing Leadership as a Nurse Supervisor Develop

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Nursing Leadership

As a nurse supervisor develop a communication plan with your team, defining what and how will communicate, what communication modalities and behavior are acceptable, and what the consequences are if acceptable behaviors are not met.

In the recent past most nursing theories and researches have unanimously agreed and stressed on the importance of nurses as good communicators. Good communication skills are not only required to make the care taking process more efficient but also efficiency in terms of team management and leadership. Nursing theories have suggested that nurses take up diverse roles beyond care taking, which include counseling and educating and the care taking spectrum of nurses covers physical, mental, psychological and spiritual well-being. To address all these aspects, my communication plan lays stress on using multiple communication modalities that include both verbal and non-verbal in order to meet the required targets. Communication within the team should be…… [Read More]

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Counseling -- Developing Professional Practice

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First Student Placement Experience Expectations

Overall, I am anticipating an extremely positive experience although I am also sure that it will be punctuated with certain doubts, failures, and disappointments. In those instances, I will try to remember that perfection is another type of addiction and that as long as I am making the best and most genuine effort that I can to help my clients, that is the best that I can do. Nevertheless, I expect this experience to be a learning opportunity more than anything else but I hope to accomplish something beneficial for clients during the process.

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Allen, K. "Development of an instrument to identify barriers to treatment for addicted women, from their perspective" International Journal of Addictions, Vol. 29, No.

4; (1994):429 -- 444.

Allen, K. "Barriers to treatment for addicted African-American women" Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 87; (1995):751 -- 756.

Beckman, L. And Amaro, H. "Personal and social difficulties faced by women and men on entering alcoholism treatment" Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 47;
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Reason for Choosing Nursing as a Career

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Nursing

Personal Statement

Choosing Nursing

My life has centered upon answering a central question. This question has been a in my mind since I was 10 years old. At that age, my first image of medicine was largely influenced by the doctors and nurses who were always helping my grandfather battle a rare form of brain cancer. His illness was a life changing experience for me, as, at that age, I watched his condition gradually deteriorate over a period of three months, and I detested I could do nothing to help. This thought, however painful then, has motivated my entire life, and has led to my choosing of nursing as a profession,

Though some did not approve of this particular career path, I never gave up my dreams. For this reason, I began studying and volunteering so as to combine education in theory with education in practice. Giving back to…… [Read More]

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Teaching Style Child Development Center Louisa Bell

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Teaching Style

Child Development Center

Louisa Bell, 27, in the Starry Night Child Development and Preschool, starts her day greeting the toddlers in the front pathway. Chris (2.5), a quite dynamic boy, comes with a huge bag with snacks and drinks inside, and so do Tamara (3), and Rachel (2). This week, Chris doesn't want to wear other apparel but his blue jeans overall with a horse and cart on the pocket.

After praying, Louisa asks them if they like watching TV. She asks them to sit on the cushion. Both Tamara and Chris want the red cushion, so Louisa has to calm them down and take another red cushion from the other room. Louisa says, she wants them to keep the cushion clean before she starts the film, then she helps the kids putting the cushions forward the TV.

She puts a Teletubbies tape on a VHS player and…… [Read More]

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Leadership Style Inventory Leadership Crises Have Been

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Leadeship Style Inventoy

Leadeship cises have been bewing since the past centuy. Evidently, the latest global economic lapses of financial makets aised a highe need fo an effective leadeship than it had been befoe. These cises led to a call fo contempoay oganizations to scutinize o assess the leadeship potential among thei employees and new ecuitments. Following the cuent changes in oganizational ules and business games, as well as andomly emeging competitions, the most fundamental pioity fo businesses and/o oganizations is to ascetain new leadeship potentials, develop them, and find the most appopiate ways to gow them. This pape theeby ecommends the need fo developing authentic and visionay leades by utilizing the "Leadeship Style Inventoy (LSI)" and matching the leadeship esults obtained, with distinguished job equiements. It futhe majos on the use of Kiesey Tempeament Sote and DiSC assessment as tools of evaluation, used in detemining an individual's leadeship competence…… [Read More]

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Communications in a Business Setting Compromise the

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communications in a business setting compromise the work of that business, a solution must be found for the benefit of the company and of all who work there. Problems can arise when employees whose tasks require written communications skills are deficient in those skills. Problems can arise also when employees are expected to both understand and explain matters verbally and nonverbally.

The cure for the first problem could be as simple as sending the employee in question for writing instruction.

The cure for the second is, however, much less straightforward. The problem might arise because of the use, or misuse, of strategic ambiguity either by the employee exhibiting the problem, or by managers and colleagues who deal with her. Or it might be caused by an unrecognized personal problem of the employee, for example, a drinking/drugs problem or a cognitive disability of short or long duration. This paper looks at…… [Read More]

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Ames, Genevieve M., Joel W. Grube, and Roland S. Moore. 'The relationship of drinking and hangovers to workplace problems: an empirical study." Journal of Studies on Alcohol 58, no. 1 (1997): 37+.

Cooper, Lynn O. "Listening competency in the workplace: a model for training." Business Communication Quarterly 60, no. 4 (1997): 75+.

Crombie, Winifred, and Helen Samujh. "Negative messages as strategic communication: a case study of a New Zealand company's annual executive letter." The Journal of Business Communication 36, no. 3 (1999): 229.

Krider, Diane S., and Peter G. Ross. "The experiences of women in a public relations firm: a phenomenological explication." The Journal of Business Communication 34, no. 4 (1997): 437+.