ERIC Number: ED467555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Being in Charge: Reflective Leadership in Infant/Family Programs.
Parlakian, Rebecca; Seibel, Nancy L.
This booklet explores the experience of being a new leader in an infant/family program, focusing on reflective leadership--using self-awareness, observation, and flexible responses as tools to manage stress and increase on-the-job effectiveness. Section one defines reflective leadership and explores the parallel process of leadership. Section two outlines the competencies required for effective leadership. A number of leadership issues are discussed, including how to individualize one's relationships with staff members, encourage collegial work, and learn from conflict. Section three provides interactive group exercises. Two appendices include a staff development questionnaire and a self-assessment of leadership style. (Contains 16 references and a list of 14 related Web sites.) (EV)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Programs, Infants, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Styles, Social Services, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods
Zero to Three, Suite 200, 2000 M St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3307 ($14). Tel: 800-899-4301 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-638-1144; Fax: 202-638-0851; Web site: http://www.zerotothree.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC. Center for Program Excellence.