Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 12.1

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 12.1

  1. 1. Summing Up Section 12.1: Personal Skills Taking Charge: Chapter 12 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Goals - SMART <ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>Attainable and Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Time-oriented </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Organization - POSEC <ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline </li></ul><ul><li>Economize </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Budgeting Your Money <ul><li>A credit card is not free money </li></ul><ul><li>Pay in full every month to avoid interest charges </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to interest rates and annual fees </li></ul><ul><li>Limit the number of cards you have </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Health and Safety Tips <ul><li>Wash your hands often </li></ul><ul><li>Use a paper towel in public bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Never eat or drink after anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Get plenty of sleep and eat healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your vaccinations up to date </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Critical Thinking <ul><li>Have a strategy, think before you act, conduct due diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Concentric Circle Method </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Documents and Records <ul><li>Protect your privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t say anything you don’t want an employer to see </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t write anything online you wouldn’t want repeated </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Ethics and Morals <ul><li>Consider the well-being of others </li></ul><ul><li>Think as a member of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Obey the law but do not solely depend on it </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, “What sort of person would do this?” </li></ul><ul><li>Respect customs of others, but not at the expense of your own ethics </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Interpersonal Communication <ul><li>Sit squarely facing the other person </li></ul><ul><li>Open posture toward the speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Lean forward </li></ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul><ul><li>Relax </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Written Communication <ul><li>Don’t use all caps when you type </li></ul><ul><li>Emoticons can replace body language in e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Bcc tag to send your forwards </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t fall for urban legends </li></ul><ul><li>Practice the 24-hour rule </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. Diversity and Tolerance <ul><li>Eliminate ignorance </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid controversial situations </li></ul><ul><li>Be polite to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid telling biased jokes </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  12. 12. Further Reflection <ul><li>What part of the Moral Development scale fit you best when you began this book? What about now? What has changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Where were you in your time management and goal setting skills compared to now? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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