Leadership : Personal Development/career Success
To excel in leadership, personal development, and even public speaking this book can be used as a desirable reference to professionals in any industry. Emphasis is placed on careers in agriculture, which makes a text of choice for FFA advisors, directors in the industry, and especially agriculture instructors who prepare students for successful careers. The ability to train for leadership is impressed by presentation of various styles and characteristics of leaders, and how personal development can assist those aspiring to this goal. Instruction on improving communication skills and having greater awareness of self and others is key to confidence and success in the work place, as the book offers practical insights on positive reinforcement and motivation, self-concept, goal-setting, problem-solving and public speaking. Chapter references include lists of helpful web sites.
- 210.3 x 240.8 x 30mm | 1,274.61g
- 21 Nov 2001
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Delmar Cengage Learning
- Clifton Park, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
About Cliff Ricketts
Dr. Cliff Ricketts rose through the ranks of agricultural education and achieved every degree offered by the Future Farmers of America (FFA), including the Greenhand, Chapter, State, and American, as well as the Honorary Chapter, Honorary State, and Honorary American (received the same year by former President George W. Bush and Lee Iacocca). As a high school agricultural education instructor, Dr. Ricketts received the National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association's National Award, and his students won several state FFA contests and earned runner-up status in public speaking and national extemporaneous speaking. Dr. Ricketts received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Tennessee and earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in agricultural education, career-technical education, and teacher education. While teaching at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), he received both the MTSU Foundation's Outstanding Public Service Award and its Outstanding Teacher Award twice. He was also a finalist for its Outstanding Research Award and Career Achievement Award and was one of only two faculty members to receive the Presidents' Silver Column Award. Dr. Ricketts is still involved in production agriculture with a beef cattle operation on his family farm outside Nashville.