Description : LEADERSHIP: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER SUCCESS, Fourth Edition, explores the leadership skills that are most valued in agricultural industries, helping students identify and enhance their strongest traits while developing the skills they need for professional success. This reader-friendly text covers the fundamentals of public speaking, Future Farmers of America (FFA) parliamentary procedure, group dynamics, interpersonal skills, and workplace readiness, as well as reinforcing basic English language, communication, and higher-order thinking abilities. Drawing on decades of experience in family farming and agricultural education, the authors offer practical guidance on topics such as budgeting, financial management, and investing, and include clear learning objectives and engaging activities to help students master the material and hone their skills. Now updated with the latest research; current FFA guidelines; and new tables, figures, and vignettes, this trusted text is an ideal resource to prepare students for successful agricultural careers--and roles as tomorrow's leaders in the food, fiber, and natural resources fields. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : For students pursuing careers in agriculture, this text of choice emphasizes training for leadership, techniques for personal development, and how to select and succeed in a career. Learning styles to help students understand the way they learn and identify aptitudes and talents to facilitate career selection, are discussed. How personality types relate to leadership, learning, and communication styles, helps students to have a greater awareness of self and others. As personal development is key to confidence and success in the work place, the text offers practical insights on positive reinforcement and motivation, self-concept, goal-setting, problem-solving and public speaking. Among the chapters' contents are numerous student activities, review questions, and web sites. Additional information includes the rules and score sheets for the FFA Creed, Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Events.
Description : Personal Development for Life and Work 10e is an easy-to-read and easy-to-use practical text focused on helping students better understand themselves, discover their potential, and prepare for successful employment. Chapter topics are all about gaining self-awareness, developing soft skills and strong communication skills, and adopting professional workplace attitudes and skills to succeed in the workplace. The text is divided into four parts: 1) It's All About You; 2) It's All About Communicating; 3) It's All About Working with Others; 4) It's All About Workplace Success. Chapters are arranged in short sections that include self-assessments, case studies, and activities that are appropriate for both business and personal situations. Topics keep the reader's attention; coverage is thorough without being overwhelming. End-of-chapter features includes Points to Remember, Key Terms, Bookmark It, Activities, and Case Studies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This revised text provides a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of plant science. From the basic requirements for plant growth, to genetic engineering and biotechnology, this easy- to- understand book is ideal for the high school level agriscience curriculum or college freshman level plant science course. Students will learn about the origins of cultivated plants, structure and anatomy, photosynthesis, respiration, propagation, production of major agronomic crops, and more.
Description : You will build a truly successful career only if you manage your time effectively and plan your personal development properly. There are many books on time management and personal development. However, John Adair’s wide experience of management development in the business, military and academic spheres adds a rare degree of insight, depth and context to practical advice. John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. This book encapsulates his writing on how to establish clear long-term goals and link your daily action planning to their achievement. It provides you with the tools, techniques and framework for continuing personal development.
Description : ...a comprehensive overview of the current state of research, theory and practice drawn from the leading scholars and practitioners who have advanced our understanding of mentoring in the workplace... The Handbook of Mentoring at Work; Research, Theory, and Practice, provides a definitive guide that not only informs the field, but also extends it in three critical ways: Chronicles the current state of knowledge of mentoring and identifies important new areas of research: The Handbook begins with offering an extensive, cutting-edge and in-depth review of core topics in mentoring research, such as diversity in mentoring relationships, learning processes in mentoring relationships, formal mentoring, peer mentoring, socialization and mentoring, leadership and mentoring, dysfunctional mentoring, personality and mentoring, and electronic mentoring. Extends the theoretical horizon of mentoring: The theoretical section of the Handbook builds and extends mentoring theory by drawing on a diverse and rich literature of related theories, such as network theory, adult development theory, relational theory, communication theory, personal change theory, work-family theory and theories of emotional intelligence. Builds a bridge between the practice and study of mentoring: The Handbook includes chapters that address not only formal mentoring programs, but also mentoring practices that relate to leadership development programs, diversity programs and international perspectives. The Handbook is a "must-have" reference for understanding the key debates and issues facing mentoring scholars and practitioners, and provides a theory-driven road map to guide future research and practice in the field of mentoring.
Description : This enchanting book entertains, inspires, and irritates readers to action. Although applicable to people with roles and titles such as manager, supervisor, or executive, Growing the Distance is written for a wider audience. It aims to develop the leader within all of us. Subjects covered are: the passionate "I, " the pace of personal growth, change, learning as a way of life, motivating others, dreaming, failure as a key to success, and the heart and soul of meaning. Clemmer has produced a rare book of profound simplicity.
Description : The authors identify three stages of leadership development:early ingredients for success starting from childhood;paths that current and aspiring leaders should follow once they start a career; and what leaders should doexceptionally well to become and remain outstanding in organizations operating in multicultural environments.
Description : Transforming your STEM Career through Leadership and Innovation offers valuable information on what it means to be a leader and innovator and encourages you to discover and develop these skills for yourself. This book integrates leadership and innovation principles with personal examples and profiles of inspirational women. It is accompanied by a website that features women's leadership success stories, as well as innovation resources and best practices. This book is relevant for women in all stages of their careers and explains the critical need for leadership and innovation right now. By providing a clear process on how to build upon your personal strengths to realize leadership and innovation goals, this book will inspire you to pick up the mantle and meet the critical need for leadership and innovation in the STEM fields Examines research-based leadership and innovation principles to make these critically important characteristics both real and attainable Empowers you to build upon your own strengths and successes to discover and develop leadership and innovation skills Features a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices Provides a practical guide that educates, encourages and equips you to pursue leadership and innovation opportunities Includes a companion website that highlights women's leadership success stories, innovation resources and best practices
Description : Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.