Executive SkillsExecutive Skills
A Practical GuideA Practical Guide
Executive SkillsExecutive Skills
 Conductor of an orchestraConductor of an orchestra
 Channel selector of TVChannel sele...
Role of Executive SkillsRole of Executive Skills
 Meet challengesMeet challenges
 Accomplish goalsAccomplish goals
 Hel...
Role of Executive SkillsRole of Executive Skills
 Thinking skillsThinking skills
to achieve goalsto achieve goals
and pro...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
SkillsSkills
Select and achieve goalsSelect and achieve goals
Develop...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
SkillsSkills
PlanningPlanning
- the ability to create a roadmap to- t...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
SkillsSkills
 OrganizationOrganization
 The ability to arrange or p...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
SkillsSkills
 Time managementTime management
 The capacity to estim...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
SkillsSkills
 Working memoryWorking memory
 Ability to hold informa...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
SkillsSkills
 MetacognitionMetacognition
 The ability observe yours...
Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding
SkillsSkills
 Modifies your behavior to beModifies your behavior to be...
Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding
SkillsSkills
 Response inhibitionResponse inhibition
 Capacity to thi...
Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding
SkillsSkills
 Self-regulation of affectSelf-regulation of affect
 The...
Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding
SkillsSkills
 Task initiationTask initiation
 The ability to start a ...
Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding
SkillsSkills
 FlexibilityFlexibility
 The ability to revise in the fa...
Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding
SkillsSkills
 Goal-directed persistenceGoal-directed persistence
 Cap...
Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking
and Guiding Skillsand Guiding Skills
 Not so much for day-to-dayNot ...
Developmental TasksDevelopmental Tasks
Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills
 PreschoolPreschool
 Running...
Developmental TasksDevelopmental Tasks
Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills
 Kindergarten - grade 2Kinder...
School Related ExpectationsSchool Related Expectations
Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills
 Grades 1 - 3...
School Related ExpectationsSchool Related Expectations
Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills
 Grades 4 - 7...
School Related ExpectationsSchool Related Expectations
Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills
 High schoolH...
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Engaged,Motivated and Dynamic Students
(Using Executive Function Skills
to Overcome Underachievement)

given by Jenny V. Tapales, M.Ed
Faculty, De LaSalle University, Educational Leadership &ManagementDepartment – College of Education;
Director, Ed Link Foundation; Education Specialist

Date: August 17, 2013

Venue: David Consunji Room, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman QC

Published in: Education, Career, Business
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Executive Skills

  1. 1. Executive SkillsExecutive Skills A Practical GuideA Practical Guide
  2. 2. Executive SkillsExecutive Skills  Conductor of an orchestraConductor of an orchestra  Channel selector of TVChannel selector of TV  Chairman of the BoardChairman of the Board
  3. 3. Role of Executive SkillsRole of Executive Skills  Meet challengesMeet challenges  Accomplish goalsAccomplish goals  Help decide which tasks to payHelp decide which tasks to pay attention to, to performattention to, to perform  Organize behavior to delayOrganize behavior to delay gratificationgratification  SIMPLY:SIMPLY: TO REGULATETO REGULATE BEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
  4. 4. Role of Executive SkillsRole of Executive Skills  Thinking skillsThinking skills to achieve goalsto achieve goals and problemand problem solvesolve  PlanningPlanning  OrganizationOrganization  TimeTime managementmanagement  WorkingWorking memorymemory  MetacognitionMetacognition  Guiding skills toGuiding skills to modify behaviormodify behavior  ResponseResponse inhibitioninhibition  Self-regulationSelf-regulation of affectof affect  Task initiationTask initiation  FlexibiltyFlexibilty  Goal directedGoal directed persistencepersistence
  5. 5. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking SkillsSkills Select and achieve goalsSelect and achieve goals Develop problem solutionsDevelop problem solutions
  6. 6. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking SkillsSkills PlanningPlanning - the ability to create a roadmap to- the ability to create a roadmap to reach a goal or complete a taskreach a goal or complete a task - deciding what is important to- deciding what is important to focus on (saliency determination)focus on (saliency determination)
  7. 7. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking SkillsSkills  OrganizationOrganization  The ability to arrange or placeThe ability to arrange or place things according to a systemthings according to a system vs
  8. 8. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking SkillsSkills  Time managementTime management  The capacity to estimate:The capacity to estimate:  How much time you haveHow much time you have  How to allocate the time you haveHow to allocate the time you have  How to stay with in time limits andHow to stay with in time limits and meet deadlinesmeet deadlines Instilling that a Sense of time Is important!
  9. 9. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking SkillsSkills  Working memoryWorking memory  Ability to hold information in theAbility to hold information in the mind while performing complexmind while performing complex taskstasks  Ability to apply previous learningAbility to apply previous learning to the lesson at hand for problemto the lesson at hand for problem solvingsolving
  10. 10. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking SkillsSkills  MetacognitionMetacognition  The ability observe yourself in aThe ability observe yourself in a situationsituation  Self-monitoringSelf-monitoring Am I paying attention? Working too fast? Slow?
  11. 11. Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding SkillsSkills  Modifies your behavior to beModifies your behavior to be able to meet the goalsable to meet the goals
  12. 12. Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding SkillsSkills  Response inhibitionResponse inhibition  Capacity to think before you actCapacity to think before you act  Evaluating how a behavior mayEvaluating how a behavior may impact a situationimpact a situation
  13. 13. Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding SkillsSkills  Self-regulation of affectSelf-regulation of affect  The ability to manage emotions inThe ability to manage emotions in order to achieve goals, completeorder to achieve goals, complete tasks, control or direct thetasks, control or direct the behaviorbehavior
  14. 14. Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding SkillsSkills  Task initiationTask initiation  The ability to start a task with outThe ability to start a task with out undue procrastinationundue procrastination
  15. 15. Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding SkillsSkills  FlexibilityFlexibility  The ability to revise in the face ofThe ability to revise in the face of obstacles, new information,obstacles, new information, mistakesmistakes  Being adaptable to changingBeing adaptable to changing conditionsconditions
  16. 16. Role of Executive GuidingRole of Executive Guiding SkillsSkills  Goal-directed persistenceGoal-directed persistence  Capacity to follow through to theCapacity to follow through to the completion of a goal and not to becompletion of a goal and not to be put off by competing interests andput off by competing interests and other demandsother demands
  17. 17. Role of Executive ThinkingRole of Executive Thinking and Guiding Skillsand Guiding Skills  Not so much for day-to-dayNot so much for day-to-day habits and routineshabits and routines  To help you face newTo help you face new challenges and resolve tochallenges and resolve to pursue a goalpursue a goal
  18. 18. Developmental TasksDevelopmental Tasks Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills  PreschoolPreschool  Running simple errands (get yourRunning simple errands (get your shoes from the room)shoes from the room)  Pack away thingsPack away things  Perform simple chores and self-Perform simple chores and self- help tasks with remindershelp tasks with reminders  Inhibit behaviors: donInhibit behaviors: don’t touch hot’t touch hot stove, don’t run into the street,stove, don’t run into the street, don’t grab, hit, push, etcdon’t grab, hit, push, etc
  19. 19. Developmental TasksDevelopmental Tasks Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills  Kindergarten - grade 2Kindergarten - grade 2  Run errands with 2-3 stepsRun errands with 2-3 steps directionsdirections  Tidy roomTidy room  Simple choresSimple chores  Deciding how to spend moneyDeciding how to spend money  Inhibiting behaviors - follow safetyInhibiting behaviors - follow safety rules, keep hands to selfrules, keep hands to self
  20. 20. School Related ExpectationsSchool Related Expectations Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills  Grades 1 - 3Grades 1 - 3  Greater demand for sustainedGreater demand for sustained concentrationconcentration  Need for enhanced filtering ofNeed for enhanced filtering of distractionsdistractions  Initial stress on reflection, planningInitial stress on reflection, planning and self-monitoringand self-monitoring  Call for persistence and taskCall for persistence and task completioncompletion  Stress on consistency controlStress on consistency control
  21. 21. School Related ExpectationsSchool Related Expectations Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills  Grades 4 - 7Grades 4 - 7  Less predictable information flowLess predictable information flow  Explosion of decontextualizedExplosion of decontextualized detailsdetails  Growing social distractionsGrowing social distractions  Need for attention on low interestNeed for attention on low interest topicstopics  Stress on extended mental effortStress on extended mental effort  Planning and self-regulation is arePlanning and self-regulation is are often demandedoften demanded
  22. 22. School Related ExpectationsSchool Related Expectations Requiring Executive SkillsRequiring Executive Skills  High schoolHigh school  Multiple degrees of saliency inMultiple degrees of saliency in informationinformation  Heightened attention, memory,Heightened attention, memory, language interactionslanguage interactions  Growing affective distractionGrowing affective distraction  Stress on previewing, pacing andStress on previewing, pacing and self-monitoringself-monitoring  Flexibility of bottom-up/top-downFlexibility of bottom-up/top-down processingprocessing

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