I have to act in the person’s best interest but instead of encouraging them to avoid risks I have to support them and enable them to taking part in activities. I have to act in the individuals best interest, keep them safe, carry out risk assessments, promote informed choices but also respect their decision and right to live their life as they choose. If the risk seems great to me I would document it and discuss the matter with my manager. Another area where duty of care dilemmas may arise are confidentiality issues. When a confidential information is shared with me and it concerns safeguarding and there is a possibility of harm or someone’s wellbeing is threathened I might have to make a decision and disclose this information.
Through the lessons of Character Counts, we learn that our character does in fact count. Our character represents us as people and a nation, and we must achieve and surpass the expectations set before us so that we may truly say our lives made a difference. Even the seemingly least significant gesture of good will can, in some way, improve a person's quality of life. Character Counts strives to reach the goal of a better life for all. Respect, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring, Fairness, and Responsibility are six ways to go far in life and do well in life.
Transformational leadership inspires followers to transcend their self-interests for the good of the organization and plays an extraordinary effect on their followers. Characteristics of transformational leaders contingent reward promises rewards for good performance. Management by exception watches and searches for deviations from rules and standards, management by exception intervenes only if standards not met, laissez-faire avoids making decisions, idealized influence provides vision and sense of mission, inspirational motivation communicates high expectations, intellectual stimulation promotes intelligence, and individualized consideration gives personal attention. This particular leadership is not opposing approaches to getting the job done, they complement each other, even thou they are not equally important.” Transformational leader are more effective they are more creative, and they encourage their team to be creative also. Personal leadership Expanding the company gave me the opportunity to identify the type of leadership position that best suited me.
It is important to keep a balance of the important things in one’s life otherwise, weaknesses can be developed that shadows over a person’s natural strength to prioritize. A balance of the important things in one’s life is what allows personal success to be achieved. Successfulness is the ability to seize new opportunities and explore new paths in life. Balance is the key to success because when there is balance in one’s life there is a cut back of stress, which makes room for the ability to thrive; and a person’s ability to thrive is what carries them to their personal success. To be successful is to understand what is important to you, to recognize your weaknesses without hiding behind them, to strive for balance as well as open new doors in life.
We choose success or failure. Through self-awareness, which is an ability possessed only by humans, we can identify the areas in which much energy is expended and to change them in order to be more proactive. Being proactive is taking responsibility for our own life. We cannot blame our shortcomings in life on our genetics, circumstances, or conditions. Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able” which means they have the ability to respond in a positive and effective manner.
Be accountable for yourself, you can either choose to succeed or fail. Myers (2011) stated, “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding”.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Key Points * Habit 1: Be Proactive * Personal Vision * Individuals have the freedom to choose through their: * Self-awareness * Imagination * Conscience * Independent Will * Be proactive in your thoughts decision making instead of reactive to what others do or may think of you. * Be proactive in your thoughts and in your communication with others. * Do not allow yourself to be influenced by negative circumstances, but influence yourself by how you can make the negative circumstances to be positive ones moving forward. * Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind * Principles of Personal Leadership * Visualize success in each aspect of life and write down the process in which you can get there. * Personal Mission Statement: focus on character, contributions, achievements and values * Start with home (spouse, family) * Morals * Work * Everyone’s center is one or more of the following: * Security * Wisdom * Power * Guidance * All of these are related to: * Spouse centered * Family centered * Money centered * Possession centered * Pleasure centered * Church centered * Be Principle Centered and all things will fall into place * Habit 3: Put First things First * Time Management Matrix * Quadrant I: Urgent and Important Matters * Crisis * Pressing problems * Deadline-driven * Results * Stress * Burnout * Crisis management * Always putting out fires * Quadrant II: Not Urgent but Important Matters
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People By: Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits – An Overview The Seven Habits is a principle-centered paradigm which helps a person to obtain personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Covey describes seven habits and gives techniques for applying the seven habits. Covey says that we all have our own paradigm, which is essentially how we perceive things. Covey writes, “The way we see things is the source of the way we think and the way we act. Covey makes it clear that one must make a "paradigm shift" which causes us to perceive things differently.
Narrative Methods: pages 56-62 “You mean that you wish you were dead”, McCarthy continuously develops characters but slowly, creating hesitation in the reader’s minds and preventing judgement of what could be a reflection of himself and his son. Throughout the novel the man commits these selfless acts to his son. Only when an idea that his son admits his longing for death, “I wish I was with my mom”, do we see a more selfish side. McCarthy depicts this when the man tells the boy off, a first within the novel, “You mustn’t say that”, it is also the first time the man sort of says no to the boy. In consideration, self-loathing rules the man’s existence forcing him to be selfless.
Habit 3 is Personal Management, the exercise of independent will to create a life congruent with your values, goals and mission. time management is an essential skill for personal management. The essence of time management is to organize and execute around priorities. Methods of time management have developed in these stages: 1) notes and checklists recognizing multiple demands on our time; 2) calendars and appointment books scheduling events and activities; 3) prioritizing, clarifying values integrating our daily planning with goal setting (The downside of this approach is increasing efficiency can reduce the spontaneity and relationships of life. ); 4) managing ourselves rather than managing time focusing in preserving and enhancing relationships and accomplishing results, thus maintaining the P/PC balance (production versus building production capacity).