Leadership: Personal Development and Career Success / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
The first comprehensive text to offer managers in the agriculture industry coverage of the skills and qualities necessary for today s leadership, personal development and career success! Readers will learn the fundamentals of public speaking, FFA (Future Farmers of America) Parliamentary Procedure, group dynamics, interpersonal skills and workplace readiness.
About the Author
Cliff Ricketts holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Masters of Education (Administration and Supervision) from the University of Tennessee. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Teacher Education from Ohio State University. The winner of several prestigious awards (including AGR Agricultural Teacher of the Year and FFA Blue & Gold Award), Dr. Ricketts has taught a wide variety of Agricultural Education and Teaching Methods courses over his fifteen-year career. He is currently a Professor of Agricultural Education in the Department of Agribusiness and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Table of Contents
Section I - Understanding Leadership: Leadership Categories and Styles; Developing Leaders; Section II - Communication & Speaking Before a Group: Communications Skills; Reciting (FFA Creed); Prepared Speaking (FFA Public Speaking); Section III - Leading Individuals & Groups: Basic Paliamentary Procedure; Advanced Parliamentary Procedure; Group Dynamics & Team Building; Conducting Successful Meetings; Section IV - Conceptual (Thinking) Skills: Problem Solving & Decision Making; Goal Setting; Section V - Personal Development: Self Concept, Learning Styles and Leadership, Section VI - Self-Disciplined Leadership: Time Management; Section VII - Transition to Work Skills: Selecting a Career and Finding a Job, Getting the Job: Resumes, Applications & Interviews; Employability Skills; Keeping the Job, Leadership Through Financial Management and Security