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Teen Living Notes. Obj. 4.01 Demonstrate characteristics of effective leadership. Leadership Qualities. Character: refers to inner traits, such as conscience, moral strength, and social attitudes.

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teen living notes

Teen Living Notes

Obj. 4.01 Demonstrate characteristics of effective leadership.

leadership qualities
Leadership Qualities
  • Character: refers to inner traits, such as conscience, moral strength, and social attitudes.
  • Opportunities: using good character traits to display caring, fairness, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, and citizenship.
    • Examples: “fairness” – taking turns & sharing

“honesty” – telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth (at all times)

“citizenship” – loyalty in regard to the quality of a person’s response to membership in a community

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Leadership Qualities
  • Responsibilities: being accountable for your actions and obligations at home, school and work.
  • Styles of leadership:
    • Autocratic: Boss, someone in full control
    • Democratic: A team effect; everyone shares in the decision-making process
    • Laissez-faire: Nondirective, in name only, allow true freedom among group, members are experienced and self-directed. Members will carry out duties without having to be watched and told to finish task.
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Leadership Qualities
  • A good manager will have all necessary supplies gathered before meeting ever takes place.
  • Sometimes leaders will act as a motivator being persuasive and providing encouragement tactics (strategies).
  • Task-oriented leaders will continue to work on a job until completion is done.
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Leadership Qualities
  • Effective leadership will accept differences among individuals.
  • A trait of an effective leader would be to delegate (assign different jobs/duties) responsibilities and help out when needed.
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Obj. 4.02 Practice positive group interaction

business procedures
Business Procedures
  • Steps in a planning process:
    • Form a plan: members gather together to collect information on a project or event and decide on the who, what, when, and where decisions.
    • Set a goal: to vote on an issue for a group to carry out.
    • Act: members work together until they finish the project.
    • Follow up: evaluating the planning process to discuss ideas for making next time better.
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Business Procedures
  • How to conduct a meeting:
    • When conducing a business meeting, a member makes a motion to move an idea into action and before further conversation can be taken, this motion must be seconded.
    • During the debate, of a motion, a person must get proper recognition before standing up to speak, if not that individual will be out of order.
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Business Procedures
  • Continue conducing a meeting:
    • During a meeting, when the agenda (items to be discussed) addresses “new business” members then can introduce ideas to the group.
    • When members vote “Aye” or “no” this type is known as voice voting.
    • When a “motion is carried” and a member ask for a “division of the house” this means for a revote to be given.
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Business Procedures
  • Continue conducing a meeting:
    • Simple majority is when more than half of the members are in agreement on a issue. Example: 50 people vote and 26 are in favor for the motion.
    • Identifying concerns during a business meeting is when members discuss the criteria for a project or event that they want to do.
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Leadership Qualities
  • Characteristics of individuals in groups:
    • Blocker: a person who disagrees with every idea given or gives a reason why the idea would not work.
    • Dominator: a person who takes over and insist that their idea is the best.
    • Recognition seeker: a person who works hard for a group and then in return makes comments like “my ideas helped us win last year.”
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Business Procedures
  • Order of business:
    • Call meeting to order and take roll call
    • Read and approve minutes
    • Hear treasurer’s report
    • Hear reports from officers, special, and standing committees
    • Conduct unfinished business
    • Conduct new business
    • Present program
    • adjournment
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Business Procedures
  • Basic parliamentary procedure:
    • The purpose of parliamentary procedure is to provide a framework that will allow an organization to conduct business in an orderly, efficient manner, and yet protect the rights of each member.
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Business Procedures
  • The Main Motion:
    • A main motion brings an item of business before the assembly. It can be made only when no other motion is pending and must be seconded. To introduce a main motion, the members would get proper recognition from the chair. An example of a proper stated main motion is: “Madam/Sir President, I move that our FCCLA chapter sponsor a Valentine’s activity.”
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Obj. 4.03 Practice job readiness skills

job readiness skills
Job Readiness Skills
  • School to Career opportunities:
    • Assessment/planning
    • Cooperative education
    • Internship work
    • Mentors
    • apprenticeships
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Job Readiness Skills
  • Readiness characteristics:
    • Appearance – look your Best! Sunday “Church” type clothes!
    • Attitude – positive attitude when applying for a job will make a “good impression.” Have a “can do” winning attitude.
    • Communication – speak clearly to be heard and understood. Remember you are talking to ADULTS so speak adult language.
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Job Readiness Skills
  • Continue with Readiness characteristics:
    • Professionalism – be proper and conduct yourself in a business manner.
    • SCANS “Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills”
      • Basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities
      • using a laptop computer to keep up with current technology trends.
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Job Readiness Skills
  • Practice Readiness Skills:
    • Foundation skills – learn basic reading and writing skills along with math (adding & subtracting) skills.
    • Technology skills – completing a report on a computer spreadsheet program.
    • Job application – answer every question honestly.
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Job Readiness Skills
  • Continue with practicing job readiness skills:
    • Resume – For a teenager with no work experience, when typing out a resume they should focus more on their interests and abilities.
    • Interviews – should be neat in appearance and show self-respect. Practicing for an interview will give you more self confidence.
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Job Readiness Skills
  • During a job interview sit straight up in the chair with feet flat on the floor to indicate self confidence and interest in the job.
  • After you send a letter of application to a business the next step to follow will be to call and request further information or an interview.
  • Prejudice: is a communication barrier that occurs when a person forms opinions about co-workers without complete knowledge or facts.
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Obj. 4.04 Discuss career opportunities in the community and family services field.

  • Career levels:
    • Entry level: jobs for which little or no experience is required (just a high school diploma)
    • Intermediate level: need training beyond high school (associate degree from a community college {2 year degree}).
    • Professional level: requires a degree from a college or university (bachelor’s degree {4 years}) [continue in grad school to get master’s degree {2 more years}] [continue further and receive the highest degree which is called “doctoral ” Dr.” degree {time will vary}] *With each higher level of degree this will mean a higher salary job.
  • Entrepreneurial: a person who starts and manages his or her own business.
  • Career opportunities: number of jobs in the field of family and community science is expected to increase.
  • Job qualifications: an ability to understand human nature will help people succeed in this area. Workers need a true concern for people and their problems.
  • Education and training: the amount needed in order to work in that career.
  • Substance abuse counselor: professional trained specifically to help people overcome drugs, gambling, and other types of addictions.
  • FACS field jobs are relatively low pay for the level of responsibility.
  • Social work position usually requires college degree.
  • FACS field need to be flexible
  • To prepare for working in a new job learn as much about the company before you start.
  • Examples: career ladder for FACS
    • High school diploma: caseworker’s aide
    • Associate degree: coordinator of volunteer services at a nursing home
    • Bachelor’s degree: social worker
    • Advanced degree: family therapist
general notes
Fairness means giving credit to others for their effort. Ex: sharing gym with different teams.

Honesty means telling the truth. Ex: Telling salesclerk you broke a button off from a shirt.

Good leaders plan, organize, implement (put in effect), and evaluate a project.

Evaluate the plan – first thing you do is ask yourself if you have accomplished your goals. Ex: after you have purchased an item you wanted and time has passed, you think about how well you are enjoying it.

General notes
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General notes
  • A person who focuses on job completion would best be known as a task oriented leader.
  • Accepting differences among individuals shows great leadership.
  • A good leader manages a meeting by following a set of rules first developed by the English parliament, called Parliamentary procedure
  • The chair or chairperson is whom is in charge of conducting the meeting.
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General notes
  • A misdemeanor is considered a minor criminal offenses.
  • The plaintiff is the person making the complaint in civil law court.
  • Every citizen has the responsibility to obey the law.
  • Law enforcement services for the community are provided through tax dollars.