Self-Leadership: The Cornerstone of Professional Growth and Development Nora Coleman, M.Ed. Doctoral Student, Regent University
Self-Leadership Time to Participate!
A GIANT Calling… “Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.”
ACA Code of Ethics • C.2.d. Monitor Effectiveness • C.2.e. Consultation on Ethical Obligations • C.2.f. Continuing Education • C.2.g. Impairment
CACREP Standards O. Knowledge • 1. Knows the qualities, principles, skills, and styles of effective leadership. • 2. Knows strategies of leadership designed to enhance the learning environment of schools. • 3. Knows how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program. • 4. Understands the important role of the school counselor as a system change agent. • 5. Understands the school counselor’s role in student assistance programs, school leadership, curriculum, and advisory meetings.
Goal Setting • A “GOAL” is the result to which effort is directed • The steps on your ladder • What has to come first?
Purpose • Follow Your Heart • Organize Your Life • Calling or Vision • Roadmap
Self-Observation • Identify behaviors to increase/decrease • Record frequency, duration, conditions surrounding the behavior • Keep it simple!
Self-Leadership Questionnaire (green handout)
External Strategies • Reminders & Attention Focusers • Remove Negative Cues • Increase Positive Cues: • Surround yourself with people who will be there…
Internal Strategies Self-Punishment • Control your self-punishments • Identify behaviors that induce guilt and self-criticism • Identify self-punitive habits • Remover supports for negative behavior. • Substitute positive behaviors and utilize rewards
Self-Rewards • Identify what motivates you • Identify desirable behavior • Develop a habit of praise and reward for your accomplishments
Natural Rewards Focus your thoughts on natural rewards: • Examine your current activities • Think, “How could I rearrange my activities/settings/conditions so that I optimize my sense of competence, self-control and purpose?”
Majestic Moments The longest journey begins with a single step. ~Lao-tzu
In Summary • Purpose • Goal-Setting • Self-Observation • External Modifications • Internal Modifications • Natural Consequences
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