Recognizing the Significance Effective Interpersonal Communication
In that respect, I have learned that one of the most sensitive elements in email exchanges is the "audience" factor. Specifically, all of us (myself included) seem to have a shorter fuse and to be more likely to assume…… [Read More]
The leadership style through which the organizational management integrates the staff members in the decision making process reveals two main benefits. First of all, it stimulates the motivation of the employees, who feel like important and valued organizational assets. This sense is increased by the managerial desire to pay attention to the opinions of the subalterns. Consequently, higher levels of employee satisfaction materialized in higher levels of employee performances, operational productivity and profitability, and also increased levels of employee loyalty to the employer, which materializes in lowered expenditures with turnover. Secondly, the company benefits from the vast expertise of the employees. As it is already recognized, the staff members are not valued exclusively for their ability to operate machineries, but mostly they are valued for their intellectual capital. This intellectual capital -- when put to good use -- can generate organizational value. Capitalizing on the knowledge and expertise of the…… [Read More]
Personal eflection on "The Self"
"The self" in the social world is how one presents themselves to others, and how they appear to others. This "outward" self plays an essential role in each person's affect, cognition, human motivation and social identity. According to Jung, "the self" is an archetype, and it represents both the conscious and the unconscious mind. However, there are many concepts of the self, from early philosophers to modern outlooks. One author notes, "The modern development is represented by Locke's picture of the self as a dark room where nothing but images are projected within through windows out of which the self cannot see, the intelligible light of the sun being kept out" (Tkacz, 2006). Others actually dispute the concept of the self, and believe that it has evolved into a concept that can create a false sense of self in some people. In fact, some psychologists…… [Read More]
Part 2. A. SLOT
In order to reach a better self-evaluation, it is important to bear in mind which are my strengths and my limits, as well as the deriving threats and opportunities. Naturally, the future development can come only through the diminishing of the threats and the increase of the opportunities.
As far as my strong points are concerned, I could start with the capacity to see the positive in every situation. This does not mean being optimistic to the point of becoming stupid, but rather keeping an open mind and knowing that through intelligent steps, opportunities can be created to your advantage. In addition, I challenge convention. I believe that flexibility is fundamental and that one should do what he considers best, regardless of what the others or society in general might try to impose.
As far as the leadership style is concerned, I assume both authoritative and…… [Read More]
What makes a good role model and how would I ensure that I acted as a role model for employees I supervise?
A role model is someone who others look up to and provides inspiration. In my opinion the most important quality of a person who can be a good role model is his ability to handle stress positively. People have to deal with stress constantly and a role model sets a good example of how to handle stress and overcome the obstacles. Even if they fail they learn from their mistakes. A role model always displays that he is self assured and satisfied with who he is and is proud of himself without being arrogant. Honesty is a must for a role model; he must be trustworthy. A role model sticks to his commitment and does what he promises for that perseverance is required because it is…… [Read More]
Some students drop out of JROTC after one year or change their schedules within the first few weeks of the school year when they realize that the curriculum is both physically and mentally demanding in many ways. They are often unprepared for that and instead labor under the misguided impression that high school will be very easy for them, and that it should be easy.
For the students that stay in the program, though, the response is usually very good and the performance is very high. This indicates that the program works well overall for the students that have an interest in this type of curriculum. However, there are improvements that could be made to the JROTC program that would be helpful to many students. One of these is that many students go into the program not really sure of what they are getting themselves into and when this takes…… [Read More]
Personal eflections in Healthcare
Changes in Attitude toward other Health Professionals
When I first started studying healthcare, I had the expectation that everybody who works in the healthcare fields was highly motivated to provide quality care and that we all shared a fundamental commitment to human welfare and patient care. While that is often true, I have realized that is not necessarily the case in many instances. I have encountered fellow healthcare professionals who obviously consider their positions to be little more than jobs that provide paychecks. I have also encountered a type of complacency and lack of attention to detail that seems to be a function of routine exposure. In that regard, it seems that the constant exposure to the same types of patient issues and situations can have a desensitizing effect on some healthcare providers and that it may be difficult for some of them to maintain the…… [Read More]
Man sought to alter the disposition of these gods in his own favor by means of magic and prayer. The idea of God in the religions taught at present is a sublimation of the old concept of the gods. Its anthropomorphic character is shown, for instance, by the fact that men appeal to their Divine Being in prayers and plead for the fulfillment of their wishes."
Even though it seemed Einstein was writing more about traditional religious ritualism, I realized that the last line of the passage also referred to my type of belief in a higher power, but what he wrote next really challenged my previous concept about God directly: "[I have] no use for the religion of fear and equally little for social or moral religion. A God who rewards and punishes is inconceivable to [me] for the simple reason that a man's actions are determined by necessity,…… [Read More]
Personal eflection: Program Dispositions
My experiences over this course forced me to fundamentally re-examine what is meant by student equity, the first, fundamental concept of all of the program dispositions. Before, I had a relatively narrow understanding of equity as being 'parity.' Now I understand that equity does not mean treating all students the same, but rather it means having the insight to perceive individual student's needs yet the ability to unite them in a common curriculum. Equity means tailoring student learning experiences while still keeping in mind the ideal of a high-quality education for all.
As well as having teachers who take the time to get to know their students, it is also essential to have regular screening mechanisms in place to assess students and ensure that every child's education is up to a certain standard. The concept of equity is thus critically linked to the course disposition concepts…… [Read More]
In my experience, a leader without motivation will necessarily be unable to inspire motivation in his or her employees, which in turn will lead to a lack of success in the long-term. In this way, the leader's attitude and qualities lead directly to the success or failure of the company, as leaders infuse the corporate culture with his or her attitude.
Another very important component of successful leadership is shared value. Leaders bring with them a certain set of values when they enter the position. These can be both personal and business values. The author notes that human beings are creatures of belief. All areas of life have some belief system at their roots. Religion, relationships, education, and business, for example all thrive when there is a central value system that governs them. In the same way as the components of motivation and confidence, the leader should also embody the…… [Read More]
In my opinion, the way we manifest our religious values is by expressing them in meaningful ways in the lives of others. Furthermore, the opportunity to do so comes in myriad forms. In a typical day of my life, I express my Christian worldview of loving my neighbor and dong unto others on a continual basis from the moment I wake up until I go to sleep.
For example, when I get up in the morning, I am careful about how loudly I play my radio because I understand that my neighbors sleep later than I do. Likewise, I avoid doing certain things that I have every right (i.e. every secular legal right) to do, such as mowing my lawn early in the morning, purely out of consideration for my neighbors. Similarly, when I drive to school or to work, I am always mindful of the sensibilities and welfare of…… [Read More]
Personal eflection Memo: Effective and Ineffective Group Performance
Effective and Ineffective Group Performance: Personal eflection Memo
Groups are becoming increasingly prominent in schools and work settings. A group is termed effective if it is able to realize its intended goals within the stipulated time frame. I have worked in an effective, as well as an ineffective group before. This text presents the specific aspects that made the groups either effective or ineffective.
Personal eflection Memo: Effective and Ineffective Group Performance
Teams and work groups are becoming increasingly prominent in the work and school setting. Just as is the case with individual work, group work is termed effective if the group is able to realize its intended goals within the stipulated time frame; otherwise, the group is regarded as being ineffective. I have had the pleasure of working as part of both an effective and an ineffective group. The details of…… [Read More]
In what ways have your views on professional learning communities (PLC) changed throughout this course? In what ways has your comfort level in working with other changed since week one of the course? Have your areas of strength and need changed at all over the last six weeks? How so? Use one of the following options when responding to this journal:
A professional learning community is defined as a community in which "the teachers in a school and its administrators continuously seek and share learning and then act on what they learn. The goal of their actions is to enhance their effectiveness as professionals so that students benefit. This arrangement has also been termed communities of continuous inquiry and improvement" (PLC, 1997, SEDL: 1). To create such a PLC, a school must specifically set aside time so faculty members and instructors can get to know one another…… [Read More]
My attention was first drawn to Mrs. Goldstein when I overheard her telling her grandchildren that had she not been sheltered by a Christian family in the Netherlands, she would have suffered the exact same fate as all of the corpses in the display about the Anne Frank and the extermination of the rest of Jews in the Netherlands during the war. Mrs. Goldstein must have recognized the surprised look on my face because it almost seemed as though she had read my mind. She looked right at me and said, "Yes, it's true…I was there." She asked me whether I was surprised to learn that anybody who actually experienced the Holocaust was still alive and I admitted that I was surprised. She said that she was 80 years old and that she was only 14 when the Nazis began transporting all of the remaining Jews in the Netherlands to…… [Read More]
She took roll quietly and quickly based on a seating chart. She never turned her back on the class but rather she made eye contact with every student and walked around the room handing out an assignment sheet. She announced that this was a take-home assignment but they should begin working on it in class "right now." As she worked her way around the room to check on each student personally, she never turned her back but always continued looking around, scanning the room for problems. The assignment was to write about "Why the Emancipation Proclamation Changed America." Students raised their hands when they had a question, and they got right to work.
What were the primary differences between the two teachers? The first teacher did not have control over his classroom. Students can tell if a teacher is confident and assured or not, and it was obvious that the…… [Read More]
Learning Journal: Personal eflection
Now more than ever before, diversity is a real issue for the American society, and with this demographic change comes the need to develop strategies and techniques for making people more appreciative of the gender, ethnic, religious, and cultural differences that constitute the fabric of society. One's gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or sexual orientation does not define who they are and what their abilities are. These elements, therefore, ought not to be used as the primary bases for assigning positions, benefits, or advancement opportunities at the workplace. Just because someone is male is no guarantee that they will display better performance in a leadership or supervisory position than a female candidate would. We may consider men better-placed for such positions because we think of them…… [Read More]
Perceived Leadership Integrity
My leadership style can be best described as servant leadership. This approach is based on the idea that the leader exists to bring out the best in the people who are being led. Ultimately, I feel that as a leader I fit in a role where I am seeking to optimize the strategies and plans related to the organization as a whole, and that the best way for me to do so is to ensure that the people under my charge are equipped to perform at their highest level (Greenleaf, 2016). One leader alone cannot bring about the organizational results that are desired; only the entire organization can do that. Therefore, the role of the leader is to facilitate each and every member of the organization to operate at his or her highest possible level, without constraints, and that they may be encouraged to do…… [Read More]
Film has the potential to provide multifaceted multimedia insight into a culture and community. Mexico has a rich and varied cinematic history, and the traditions and themes of Mexican filmmaking have naturally spilled across the border to influence Chicano-made films in the United States. hen Chicanos produce, write, and direct their own films, they remain firmly in control of the ways their people and community are portrayed. Thus, film can become a medium of political and social empowerment even when the film is not directly about a political issue. Many Chicano films do, however, directly address social justice like Luis Bunuel's classic Los Olvidados. Los Olvidados continues to have an important message about class conflict in Mexico. As such, Los Olvidados is much more about class-based social justice than it is about Chicano culture. Similarly, Harry Gamboa's short film "Baby Kake" is less about Chicano culture than it is about…… [Read More]
personal stance on the privatization of prisons versus traditional government run-facilities is against. I believe privatized prisons seek maximum profit at the expense of prisoners. That means lower quality food, cramped and full facilities, and limited rights to prisoners. Furthermore, because more prisoners, equals higher profits, private prisons may and have sought to lobby for policy that makes arresting people easier and keeping them behind bars easier. "The two largest for-profit prison companies in the United States -- GEO and Corrections Corporation of America -- and their associates have funneled more than $10 million to candidates since 1989 and have spent nearly $25 million on lobbying efforts" (Cohen, 2015).
This kind of behavior seems unethical, thus leading to the notion that it is unethical for prisons to focus on profit. Lobbying for bills and legislature that would favor deregulation of private prison processes and increasing the number of prisoners sent…… [Read More]
John Maxwell provides a practical guide for cultivating and optimizing leadership skills in The Five Levels of Leadership. A unique approach to leadership, in that it does not focus on any one theory, The Five Levels explains different types of leaders, explaining different situational and psychological variables that can impact leadership status or success. After each chapter of The Five Levels, Maxwell offers readers tips for how to develop the optimal mindset for expanding leadership potential and to reach the next stage of personal empowerment. Expanding spheres of influence means ultimately to reach beyond the self to create a legacy.
One of the most important takeaways from Maxwell’s book is that anyone can develop practical skills necessary to be an effective leader, even those who may never aim for the pinnacle. Anyone reading The Five Levels is either in a position of leadership and wants to improve their effectiveness or…… [Read More]
.....graduate student at the prestigious Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan. While there, I was tutored by several professors, all of whom had their distinct teaching styles and methods and this diversity actually helped me. The major feature I loved about them and that I have adopted as a personal teaching style is just how open they were to working with their proteges. I have decided to also create similar chances for my students working with me. I would analyze my work to see if there are certain research subjects I intend to write that my students could work on and benefit from. Apart from the professional interaction, these professors also interacted with me on a personal level. They took me in and introduced me to their families, building a strong rapport between us. Even though it remained a professor-student relationship, we were friends…… [Read More]
personal reflection on your own school experiences. Think about how your experiences may affect your work as a teacher. Consider aspects of education that you value, appreciate, want to emulate, or avoid
The term reports that I obtained in high school are, in retrospect, a source of immense joy not only for me but also for my family. Even though in majority of the subjects I appeared to perform at an average level, the remarks on my report concerning sports always mentioned that I, Meira, display no interest at all in sporting ventures. up-to-date, it still baffles me that my gym instructor actually never knew my name. This could be attributed to the fact that the number of instances that I actually turned up for the weekly ordeal was not more than ten times. All this perhaps could be no reason for more than a casual giggle at the recollection…… [Read More]
My personal leadership development plan is based my intention to use transformational leadership theory to promote healthcare-eldercare advocacy in my organizational behavior. As Shanks and Buchbinder (2012) show, “leadership development includes both formal and informal efforts” (p. 279). Completing courses online or at a university are formal ways to develop one’s leadership skills, while informal efforts can include anything from mentoring others to coaching and guiding staff members in new tasks or cross-discipline work. No matter the method employed, a personal leadership development plan should utilize a strategy for maximizing leadership effectiveness by implementing an appropriate theoretical support for the plan, recognizing one’s leadership strengths, correcting one’s leadership weaknesses, and identifying action items that will help close gaps between being the leader one is now and being the leader one seeks to become.
Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that can be applied in virtually any…… [Read More]
Thus, I went looking, found a good place and that was it.
The decision-making process probably had more subtlety than I am giving credit for. Ultimately, I realized that it was quite important for me to just make a decision. That was probably the hardest part, and took a couple of months, just getting to the point where I was ready to make a decision at all -- deciding to decide was the biggest choice in this situation.
Formulating options was pretty easy, because I saw this entire situation as an either/or, though there was the part of about finding an apartment. With that, however, I mostly used by gut emotional instincts. I could have approached that problem from a rational perspective, but I realized that I didn't really want to -- I just wanted a solution and was going to take the first reasonable solution that presented itself. This…… [Read More]
Until recently, my political awareness was limited to what I read about or heard around me. Young people are impressionable, and I formed my opinions as amalgamations of what my parents believed, and what I overheard my friends parents say too. The news media, and celebrities I admire also had a strong influence on how I would frame my thinking. All these agents of socialization—my family, the media, my teachers, and my friends—shaped my identity and self-concept, and how I viewed the world. As a young adult, I have deconstructed much of what I learned and realized that I need to carve my own path by thinking critically about what I read, not just by avoiding the pitfalls of fake news, but also by avoiding a sheep-like mentality. Instead of regurgitating what other people say, now I feel more confident in my own ability to articulate my political philosophies as…… [Read More]
PESONAL & OGANIZATIONAL ETHICS
Personal and Organizational Ethics Values for, for-Profit and Non-Profit Organizations
Ethics is a requirement of the society to both individuals and organizations. Ethics are applied to business and personal behaviors, and are used to determine how companies and individuals abide to policies. To indicate the application of ethical principles in organizations, an analysis is carried out of For-Profit and Non-For-Profit organizations, in this case Bank of America and Boys Club of America. This is by analyzing an ethical dilemma they are experiencing, their approach to the problem, and the legal, political, and social outcomes emerging from this cause of action.
The Boys Clubs of America is a non-for-profit organization founded in 1860s in Harford, Connecticut Formed with the aim of giving boys who roamed the streets a positive alternative. The club has undergone major changes beginning in 191 when several boys' clubs affiliated to…… [Read More]
Chomsky warns of ideological motivations of some scientific paradigms, just as with the aforementioned racial emphasis of early anthropology. Here, Russell espouses a Platonic episteme by enunciating the expectations of behavior between different classes. While Plato philosophized that persons are born with the characteristics fitting of their caste, Russell envisages a society in which "ordinary" men and women are expected to be collectivized and, therefore, devoid of individual expression.
Jean Jacques Rousseau paid his respects to the philosophy of Plato, although he thought it impractical, citing the decayed state of society. This sort of romanticism has been downplayed by the modern scientific establishment, who denounce the noble savage theory of human nature. Humans are not born purely good, modern science maintains. Instead, evolutionary traits are promoted at the biological level, thereby giving rise to how people are. It is not society that corrupts, but rather an interrelationship between…… [Read More]
The degree that these concepts are being applied is when you are focusing on reaching out to the student in a format that is entertaining. Yet, it is in line with the curriculum standards for the state and school. This will help everyone in the class to have a greater comprehension of the material. As, the teacher is embracing their roles as a collaborator and educator through: finding effective ways to instill a sense of excitement about learning the ideas that are being presented. (Haugen, 1998)
Understanding why the material is important is when the educator is reaching out to the student. In a way, that will help them to see how they can use these ideas in the real world. This is one of the biggest problems with most subjects that are being presented, as individuals will find the concepts boring. ecause of the fact, that they…… [Read More]
Personal Social Media Audit
Most used websites
Time of the day using a specific website
The usage of social media depends on the personal interests and priorities. There are various websites, blogs, content communities, and gaming zones categorized as internet-based social media. The users of social media often do not realize their patterns and number of hours spent in using social media. In order to understand the usage information a seven days diary was maintained. The analysis of diary entries provided an in-depth understanding of the situation. The reflection of observations, assessment of the findings and active experimentation is presented below.
Social media comprises of electronic tools, applications, websites, and various community-based blogs that attract the users. The users also utilize their email and contact numbers to share their profile information with contacts. It is also a medium that has…… [Read More]
Every school supervisor knows that improving teaching and learning is always the goal of every school, and finding the right applications for progress toward better outcomes should be a collaborative and constant strategy unique to each school environment.
In conclusion, collaboration is not a concept unique to the educational setting; indeed, any organization should embrace the idea of collaboration rather than strict hierarchal strategies. But when it comes to educational settings, an administrator working in collaboration with teachers to develop curricula, to solve problems, to create stronger formulas for learning, is a far better tactic than top-down leadership where demands and orders are the rule of the day.
McNair, D.E. (2011). Developing a Philosophy of Supervision: One Step Toward Self-
Authorship. New Directions for Student Services, no. 136, 27-34.
Silva, D.Y., and Dana, N.F. (2001). Collaborative Supervision in the Professional
Development School. Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 16(4),…… [Read More]
Combined with my aptitude in biology, chemistry, and calculus, I resolved to return to school and get my nursing degree.
I am about to embark upon a new chapter and a new experiment in my life, far more daring than any of the risks I took in my business career. However, I think there will be a great deal of cross-over of skills between my past and current profession. The long hours, attention to others at the occasional expense of my own needs, and the relentless drive for quality improvement and improving my own abilities were relevant in business and will remain important in the field of nursing. Moreover, the business knowledge that was so helpful to me in my former career can also be translated into a nursing career. Nurses are more encouraged than ever to look over their work with a critical eye to cost-cutting, efficiency and waste…… [Read More]
Pesonal Values Spiitual Beliefs and Health Cae Policy
I have taken up the majoity of values beliefs fom my paents. I value peace as a citical facto in people's lives. People should show goodwill to othes while tying to limit the conflict unless with absolute necessity. Individuals should have some fom of love within thei life. I believe that loving oneself allows people to adoe to fellow humans. Futhe, showing cae to natue involves engaging in sustainable activities that potect all ceatues. The love fo someone o something and eceiving love in etun indicates a level of espect. Ease aises when people feel that thee is a need to be modeate and balance life's offeings (Sooka & Wlezien, 2010). I believe that the equality between female and male aspects and evil and good ae integal phenomena. I value espect fo life and embace divesity that the wold offes. Inceased divesity…… [Read More]
By understanding the political systems better, I can better understand the role of the policymakers. One day, I aspire to be a policymaker myself. It has been said that a good doctor can save 100 people but a bad policymaker can destroy the lives of thousands. Given that in my country, few study Political Science, I feel that my studies in the subject can help me to be the sort of good policymaker we need.
2. I feel that life is full of accomplishments which, when added up, can amount to a tremendous benefit to society. I am not able to work in the United States due to the terms of my student visa, but I am proud of my accomplishments in Hong Kong. I help my family business when I am at home. We are in the plastic recycling business and I have helped at all levels. Even based…… [Read More]
The SMCO site would serve as a portal bookmark and I might return to it if I needed to research a topic and needed to know at once a list of all the major business trade magazines, or if I needed to find multiple ways of checking company data on sources like ZDNet and Bloomberg Financial Market reports. I can see how the SMCO would be a helpful place to start compiling material for a case study. The SMCO also comes in handy because it would be too cumbersome to bookmark all the links offered there.
Several issues about the website seem disappointing, though. The SMCO's graduate school links is practically useless. Instead of offering a list of programs and departments, the SMCO simply gives useless links such as to the Kaplan GMAT Test Prep. Undergraduate or transfer students would find it much more helpful if the SMCO listed universities…… [Read More]
During my third year of my undergraduate studies in mathematics I was struggling to stay attentive to my required courses. Although I deeply enjoy mathematics and mathematics theory, I was finding that much of my academic time was being spent studying theories and abstract material. I also found that I couldn't discuss my work with many of my friends outside of my major because the topics were not relatable. After experience some deep frustration during my first term, I enrolled in an Operations Research course and from the first day of class, and I enjoyed the course material and the very practical mathematics applications we discussed and read about. I began learning about topics that connected mathematical analysis to concrete issues in the financial and technology industries, and for the first time I saw how my coursework related to many current events. My near-perfect grade in the course…… [Read More]
Personal Childhood Story From Cuba
It is a night I will likely never forget. My sister and I had flown in to Cuba for a Quinceanara, which is the 15th birthday party for a young woman of Latina descent. We were very excited because the girl whose party it was a close friend of both my sister and I as well as of our extended family in Cuba. I remember my sister looked really pretty that night. She wore purple polka dotted dress with a lace frock that flared at the bottom. Her hair was pinned up in a bun and, at 14 years of age at the time, I thought she looked like it could have been her rite of passage/coming to womanhood birthday party instead of my friend's.
Quite possibly my sister had the same thought because, for some reason, she decided to drink alcohol for the first…… [Read More]
It was a beautiful summer, as I was thinking about the junior world championship in Bucharest, I was very nervous and my legs literally felt like they weighed a million pounds each. As I climbed up the stairs and stepped on the mat, I felt as if I stepped onto a giant Tempurpedic mattress.
My feet sank in, and my heart was beating a faster mile a minute. I knew that the next thing to do is to read my daily affirmation before each match and this would calm me down. However, this was the world championships, the biggest stage that a boy of between 17 and 20-year-old could wrestle at in the world. I knew that going into the match is going to be a big challenge because I was up against a two-time world champion who had accumulated a lot of experience in the field.
Compared…… [Read More]
Personal and Professional Accountability
Personal Growth and Development
The concept of professional nurse accountability has been defined by professional nursing bodies and nurse education credentialing bodies as an essential factor underpinning professional practice. As a nurse, I realize this fact and take accountability and responsibility for whatever behavior and actions exhibited, on my part, at the workplace. Moreover, I have understood the need to appraise myself, strive to improve my practice, and continuously fulfill learning outcomes I determine. Lastly, I attempt to sustain my physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing for being able to practice effectively (CRNC, 2017).
Ethical Conduct and Practice
In this profession, I have acquired skills to operate within the boundaries of my personal competence levels, the legally accepted practice scope, and every applicable law. Acting to support safe, ethical and proper patient care comes under my personal and professional nursing accountability as well (CRNC, 2017).
Involvement in…… [Read More]
Personal Social Status
Social status can be defined as the reference, prestige, or honor ascribed to an individual's personality or position in society. It could be attained by virtue of family or racial background; or through innate ability or life achievements. Some other factors that determine one's social status include gender, occupation, religion, lifestyle, and education.
While culture is usually defined as a way of life of a group of people within a geographical setting, however, there also exists an individual level of culture known as personal culture. Personal culture is usually an expression of one’s personal beliefs or philosophy and perspective on life issues generally. It is usually a reflection of an individual’s upbringing; which is made up of culture, lifestyle and belief system the person is exposed to. Others are gender, history, education, residency location, and disability (“Social Categories”).
It is common for one's culture to be predominantly…… [Read More]
Learning to Read
My earliest recollection of learning to read comes from watching television. As a young child, my parents thought it was best to leave me and my siblings in front of the television in order to serve as a babysitter. From these experiences is where I believe I taught myself to read.
Seasme Street and The Electric Company, two shows broadcasted on public television throughout the day served as a daily interjections of reading lessons that were most likely designed for that purpose. I can also recollect other educational television programs such as Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and The Great Space Coaster as other sources of reading knowledge.
These experiences sitting in front of the television merely served as an impetus to my learning. To me, reading feels like a skill that needs to be practiced, and this skill can be honed or entropy depending on the frequency of…… [Read More]
Motivation is a complex phenomenon that can be difficult to define. It also applies to a large number of different situations and factors. It is an internal process and as such it cannot be directly observed by a third party. Researchers can indirectly observe motivation through the consequences of an individual's actions, but the actual processes that motivation represents cannot be known directly -- only the behaviors that are a result of the process of motivation. Therefore it is difficult to know precisely what constitutes the process of motivation inside someone's mind.
Motivation is the internal process that describes someone's level of ambition that leads them to display behaviors that are direct at some goal or objective. Because there is an objective or goal that is set, at least part of the process is consciously designed. For example, people have to consciously set a goal which in most cases takes…… [Read More]
The First Issue 3
Second Issue 8
Career Development Plan
The purpose of this report is to ponder over two organizational issues that have occurred and reflect about the causes and the solutions to the issues in retrospect. This exercise is meant to ponder over underlying reasons and the causes of this issue. It seeks to decipher how I felt personally and how the issue was indicative of personal and managerial effectiveness, so that a career development plan can be developed based on these reflections.
This is a for-action reflective report that first outlines personal effectiveness and then managerial effectiveness based on the analysis of these issues on the foundation of the Gibbs model of reflection.
The First Issue
The first issue has been that of employees not being able to write effective reports for their supervisors which means that…… [Read More]
nursing class... strengths weaknesses. answer questions. personal assessment chapter taught strengths? Choose you greatest strength discuss plan advantages semester? Area weaknesses assessment highlight? Choose a weakness giving difficulty school, brain storm ways compensate semester.
Personal reflection: Strengths and weaknesses
One personal strength I have always been proud of on a personal level is my ability to understand people. I am always the friend people come to for advice and guidance. I have been told on many occasions that I am good at making people feel comfortable and at ease. This could be called 'emotional intelligence.' I am able to know what someone needs to know, when they need to know it. Even when I must tell a friend a hard truth, I know not to reveal my feelings when that person is 'down' and is not receptive to change. I am good at settling conflicts between friends because I can…… [Read More]
Service Learning Journal: Autism Children/Teens
Service learning event
One often-overlooked factor regarding children with autism is the extent to which they can benefit from playing with their non-autistic peers. I have noticed that while any type of social play for children with autism has some benefits, sometimes when children with ASD play with one another, they can at times reinforce certain negative coping mechanisms. For example, having sensory issues is very common in children with autism. When one child screams when a balloon pops or when a noisy motorcycle runs by the service center, even if the other children do not initially react, they may began to do so simply because one child in the room is having a meltdown. All children with ASD have different sensory issues and sometimes they can acquire more rather than become more desensitized as a result when they only interact with their ASD peers.…… [Read More]
Similarly, I have learned that counter-transference is also a risk within any relationship potentially prone to transference (Mitchell & Black, 2003). As a practical matter, I intend to maintain awareness of any tendencies on my part toward counter-transference by being aware of any tendency to think about clients in between sessions in any manner other than in direct connection to their clinical issues. At the first sign of any potential risk of counter-transference, I would consider discontinuing the relationship and referring the patient to a colleague.
What qualities do you have that will make you an effective psychologist?
I believe my most important personal quality that will make me an effective psychologist is empathy, because I genuinely care about other people. There is empirical evidence suggesting that this is, indeed, one of the most important qualities of good psychologists (Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2009). I believe that I am conscientious and…… [Read More]
This course has played a critical role in my professional development in organizational management. One of the most important lessons I have obtained from the course relates to management of change in an organization. This is an important lesson since organizations in today’s business environment are faced with the need for managing organizational change because of the changes in the business environment. As I reflect on the insights obtained from the course, I have learned about change management and found some readings, resources, and assignments helpful in this process as well as some that did not fully engage me. However, I also feel that there are some aspects of change management that I still need to know more about and research more deeply after this class.
Prior to undertaking this class, I knew that change management is a relatively complex process that is difficult to carry out. I believed that…… [Read More]
personal ethical leadership profile describing your own MOAL COMPASS, which guides your behavior and actions and decision-making. Describe the fundamental ethical theories and concepts that inform your MOAL COMPASS. I am a manager in a United Health Care position. A manager in the public or not-for-profit sectors can be considered as a person with vision. A good manager is driven and is committed to achieving her goals and vision. Managers are the catalyst within the organization responsible for focusing their attention on problems that need to be fixed, and for tackling the situation at hand. This reminds me of Cooper's treatment of managerial responsibility where he writes that there are three levels of responsibility: objective responsibility -where clear expectations and accounts of accountability are existent at each level of the organization; subjective responsibility -- teammates in organization are involved in organizational decision and policy making; heightening the objective and subjective…… [Read More]
Hoffman and Moore (2004) recommend training and communication as part of the implementation plan to improve ethical behavior. As part of the resolution process when facing ethical dilemmas, retraining on ethical standards and practices, legal ramifications, regulatory compliance/guidelines and code of conduct are imperative. Therefore, even if other values are not considered, at least the most important ones will be considered during the problem-solving process.
I strongly believe in the ethical leadership skills of my immediate supervisor. As we all know, great leadership does not occur in a vacuum. Very often, it is by observing admirable leaders that people learn to become good leaders in their own right. Therefore I have a spent some observing the most inspirational leader in my selected organization: my boss. He knows when to delegate and when to take control; he knows how to motivate employees through a balance of reward and reprimand; and…… [Read More]
Personal Rules for Success in College and Life.
I always have concrete goals.
I hunt for goals.
I hunt for success.
I hunt for achievements.
I work hard.
I welcome challenges.
I learn from challenges.
I learn from others.
I read a lot.
I write a lot
I follow a to-do list and my schedules.
I maintain a balance between work and study.
I show up to classes and meetings in time.
I participate and ask questions in class.
I participate in extracurricular activities.
I always work on my weaknesses.
I allocate time for leisure.
I maintain a healthy life-style.
I maintain close relationship with my family and friends.
I strive for best.
While I gathered this list from the top of my head, thinking about rules that I want to follow and believe will help me achieve success in college and life, it is hard for me to pick…… [Read More]
Lying is perhaps one of the most common wrongs we (virtually all of us) commit in the course of our life. It could even be true to say that it is human nature to tell lies. Consciously or unconsciously, we often lie to evade embarrassing or awkward situations, get out of trouble, and/or make other people feel better or intimidate them. Unfortunately, even though lying may be good or bad depending on the situation at hand, or depending on who you ask, we usually disregard the impact our lies can have on not only those lied to, but also us. Even the most trivial of lies can have severe unexpected consequences.
As an individual, I regard myself as a straightforward and honest person. This is a value that I have emulated from my father since childhood. My father has always taught me the importance of candidness and truthfulness. I have…… [Read More]
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]
teacher, understanding the importance of supporting and encouraging constructive children's play, both indoors and outdoors was key. Through hands on experience, I got the chance to get involve with children's play with first graders. What caught my attention the most, was the role indoor played in the children's cognitive development. For example, when I took a closer look at children's play, I was able to see that it did more than just stimulate physical, social-emotional, and creative growth. I also discovered that Play is the primary way by which children are able to discover the world, investigate its properties, and construct an accepting in regards to how the world functions. One example was when I witnessed a small group of children that were playing in the block part, constructing with plastic unit blocks.
They start by endeavoring to put various shapes and sizes of unit blocks on top of each…… [Read More]
We all have biases and stereotypes, and becoming aware of them is a crucial step towards minimizing or eliminating those barriers to understanding. I was raised to believe that we were a tolerant family, but in retrospect I can see that my parents had inherited biases and beliefs about other ethnic groups. They in turn passed on those biases and beliefs to me, albeit in an unconscious way. In addition to parental influences, social and peer pressures also led me to internalize stereotypes and beliefs about various ethnic groups. Biases and stereotypes about gender have also influenced my ways of thinking about social norms. Honest self-inquiry related to diversity issues will help me navigate through an incredibly heterogeneous world.
I am an African-American woman, athletic in build but soft at heart. When I was twelve I realized that I was different from my friends. While all my girlfriends…… [Read More]
Inventories and self-reflection surveys can be tremendously helpful for encouraging honesty and self-awareness. The "Are You Burned Out?" survey focuses specifically on stress and burnout issues, which can be detrimental to overall well-being as well as to one's ability to be helpful to others. The "Emotionally Healthy Church Inventory" is broader in scope, taking into account one's spiritual, emotional, and cognitive states of mind. These states of mind contribute also to personal well-being as well as to one's ability to serve the community. My results of these two inventories show that while there may be some areas of growth necessary, my overall emotional and spiritual states are healthy.
The "Are You Burned Out?" inventory reveals that I am not at risk for developing problems related to burnout. The survey includes several questions related to things like feelings of exhaustion, sleep disorders, feeling frustrated, and feeling empty. There…… [Read More]
The last step is to get the Associate Director's approval. If other obstacles arise, I will seek simple solutions such as I was able to do with this barrier
XI. To whom will your final project be submitted? Did he or she provide input or criticism along the way? If so, what was it, and how did you react?
This project will be submitted to the Associate Director, as she is more approachable and available to discuss problems.
The Associate Director had an "open" workshop that students both looked toward and dreaded the outcome, because of criticism toward them.
Identifying the right incentive that will support the large variety of employee incentive and award programs in use today, that will appeal to all levels within the organization and is easy and efficient to administer can seem virtually impossible," said Springbok Services (2007).
Annotated Outline Grading Checklist
Possible Points…… [Read More]
Personal Matter" by Kenzaburo Oe
Fatalism and Destiny in "A Personal Matter" by Kenzaburo Oe
Differences in culture have persistently influenced the works of literature among writers across the globe. African-American writers write about the racial prejudice and injustice of discrimination in a predominantly white American society. American writers, meanwhile, center on the issue of individualism and the society's role in reinforcing or discouraging this ideology. Notably, these writers talk about their experiences reflective of the estern cultural experience, and an analysis of the works of writers from the Eastern societies and cultures reflect an altogether different sentiment about life and living.
Take as an example the work of Kenzaburo Oe entitled, "A Personal Matter." Published in 1968, Oe's novel is a personal narrative of the travails that he and his family went through during post-orld ar II Japan, a period wherein the country's citizens are experiencing suffering as a…… [Read More]
These authors add that with respect to this exemplary leadership quality, "Although a significant difference existed by gender, both men and women rated challenging the process as their least developed leadership skill" (p. 259). This also means that people must be willing to take personal and professional risks, including speaking up for what they believe in the workplace, but the cost-benefit analyses that are routinely used by winners can help establish the framework in which such pursuits are achievable.
Such intuitive decisions may be valuable in the workplace when someone's experience and intellect combine to produce consistently positive outcomes, but it is reasonable to suggest that many successful business leaders take their time in formulating decisions about many of the complex issues they encounter on a day-to-day basis, but in some cases, time is of the essence and what "seems more right" will have to do. People with fine-tuned senses…… [Read More]
Leadership solid understanding of the concepts and framework of leadership are essential for anyone in a position of leadership who hopes to develop as an effective and successful leader. In this paper, I will thoroughly investigate the concepts of leadership from a number of sources, including Terry Pearce's book, Leading Out Loud: The Authentic Speaker, the Credible Leader. Based on my understanding of these concepts, I will create a personal leadership communication platform for my position as an assistant principal.
Terry Pearce describes a framework for developing an effective platform for communication in leadership in Leading Out Loud: The Authentic Speaker, the Credible Leader. This platform includes five main components that Pearce feels are essential for success. These components are: 1) establishing competence, 2) building trust, 3) creating shared context, 4) declaring and describing a compelling future, and 5) committing.
First in the process of a framework for effective leadership…… [Read More]
Not celebrating Christmas, and not having time off from school for Persian religious holidays, has always made me take great notice of the fact that I am "different." As I have matured, however, I have come to appreciate this difference, and to realize that everyone truly is "different" in many ways. It took me quite awhile to come to this realization and to fully accept my culturally diverse identity as a Persian-American, but now that I have I realize that the diversity I struggled with in my youth has actually given me a great advantage in modern society. I am already prepared and well equipped not only to "deal with" cultural diversity, but to actively engage and navigate a world where it is commonplace.
Learning to not only tolerate but to utilize cultural diversity in the workplace can be very difficult. Even something considered as standard by many people such…… [Read More]
Gurdwara in Virginia
While I have attended services of religions different from my own, most of my experiences have been with religions that share a similar background with my own religion. As a result, they seemed to have the same starting point as my own religious services, and, even if they felt new and different, there was something familiar at the base of their services and practices that made them seem less intimidating. However, I did not have that same feeling when I decided to attend services at the First Gurdwara in Virginia, a Sikh temple and member of the Sikh Foundation of Virginia. Sikhism was very alien to my own personal experience, and I actually approached the experience with some anxiety. I feel that it is important to disclose this fact because I do understand that my own attitude almost certainly had an impact on how people related to…… [Read More]