Teen Living Notes

Teen Living Notes
Obj. 4.01 Demonstrate characteristics
of effective leadership.
Leadership Qualities
• Character: refers to inner traits, such as
conscience, moral strength, and social attitudes.
• Opportunities: using good character traits to
display caring, fairness, respect, trustworthiness,
responsibility, and citizenship.
– Examples: “fairness” – taking turns & sharing
“honesty” – telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth
(at all times)
“citizenship” – loyalty in regard to the quality of a person’s
response to membership in a community
Leadership Qualities
• Responsibilities: being accountable for your
actions and obligations at home, school and work.
• Styles of leadership:
– Autocratic: Boss, someone in full control
– Democratic: A team effect; everyone shares in the
decision-making process
– Laissez-faire: Nondirective, in name only, allow true
freedom among group, members are experienced and
self-directed. Members will carry out duties without
having to be watched and told to finish task.
Leadership Qualities
• A good manager will have all necessary
supplies gathered before meeting ever takes
• Sometimes leaders will act as a motivator
being persuasive and providing
encouragement tactics (strategies).
• Task-oriented leaders will continue to work
on a job until completion is done.
Leadership Qualities
• Effective leadership will accept differences
among individuals.
• A trait of an effective leader would be to
delegate (assign different jobs/duties)
responsibilities and help out when needed.
Teen Living Notes
Obj. 4.02 Practice positive group
Business Procedures
• Steps in a planning process:
– Form a plan: members gather together to collect
information on a project or event and decide on the
who, what, when, and where decisions.
– Set a goal: to vote on an issue for a group to carry out.
– Act: members work together until they finish the
– Follow up: evaluating the planning process to discuss
ideas for making next time better.
Business Procedures
• How to conduct a meeting:
– When conducing a business meeting, a member
makes a motion to move an idea into action and
before further conversation can be taken, this
motion must be seconded.
– During the debate, of a motion, a person must
get proper recognition before standing up to
speak, if not that individual will be out of order.
Business Procedures
• Continue conducing a meeting:
– During a meeting, when the agenda (items to be
discussed) addresses “new business” members
then can introduce ideas to the group.
– When members vote “Aye” or “no” this type is
known as voice voting.
– When a “motion is carried” and a member ask
for a “division of the house” this means for a
revote to be given.
Business Procedures
• Continue conducing a meeting:
– Simple majority is when more than half of the
members are in agreement on a issue.
Example: 50 people vote and 26 are in favor for
the motion.
– Identifying concerns during a business meeting
is when members discuss the criteria for a
project or event that they want to do.
Leadership Qualities
• Characteristics of individuals in groups:
– Blocker: a person who disagrees with every
idea given or gives a reason why the idea would
not work.
– Dominator: a person who takes over and insist
that their idea is the best.
– Recognition seeker: a person who works hard
for a group and then in return makes comments
like “my ideas helped us win last year.”
Business Procedures
Order of business:
Call meeting to order and take roll call
Read and approve minutes
Hear treasurer’s report
Hear reports from officers, special, and standing
Conduct unfinished business
Conduct new business
Present program
Business Procedures
• Basic parliamentary procedure:
– The purpose of parliamentary procedure is to
provide a framework that will allow an
organization to conduct business in an orderly,
efficient manner, and yet protect the rights of
each member.
Business Procedures
• The Main Motion:
– A main motion brings an item of business
before the assembly. It can be made only when
no other motion is pending and must be
seconded. To introduce a main motion, the
members would get proper recognition from the
chair. An example of a proper stated main
motion is: “Madam/Sir President, I move that
our FCCLA chapter sponsor a Valentine’s
Teen Living Notes
Obj. 4.03 Practice job readiness skills
Job Readiness Skills
• School to Career opportunities:
Cooperative education
Internship work
Job Readiness Skills
• Readiness characteristics:
– Appearance – look your Best! Sunday
“Church” type clothes!
– Attitude – positive attitude when applying for a
job will make a “good impression.” Have a
“can do” winning attitude.
– Communication – speak clearly to be heard and
understood. Remember you are talking to
ADULTS so speak adult language.
Job Readiness Skills
• Continue with Readiness characteristics:
– Professionalism – be proper and conduct
yourself in a business manner.
– SCANS “Secretary’s Commission on
Achieving Necessary Skills”
• Basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities
• using a laptop computer to keep up with current
technology trends.
Job Readiness Skills
• Practice Readiness Skills:
– Foundation skills – learn basic reading and
writing skills along with math (adding &
subtracting) skills.
– Technology skills – completing a report on a
computer spreadsheet program.
– Job application – answer every question
Job Readiness Skills
• Continue with practicing job readiness skills:
– Resume – For a teenager with no work
experience, when typing out a resume they
should focus more on their interests and
– Interviews – should be neat in appearance and
show self-respect. Practicing for an interview
will give you more self confidence.
Job Readiness Skills
• During a job interview sit straight up in the chair
with feet flat on the floor to indicate self
confidence and interest in the job.
• After you send a letter of application to a business
the next step to follow will be to call and request
further information or an interview.
• Prejudice: is a communication barrier that occurs
when a person forms opinions about co-workers
without complete knowledge or facts.
Teen Living Notes
Obj. 4.04 Discuss career
opportunities in the community and
family services field.
• Career levels:
– Entry level: jobs for which little or no experience is
required (just a high school diploma)
– Intermediate level: need training beyond high school
(associate degree from a community college {2 year
– Professional level: requires a degree from a college or
university (bachelor’s degree {4 years}) [continue in
grad school to get master’s degree {2 more years}]
[continue further and receive the highest degree which
is called “doctoral ” Dr.” degree {time will vary}]
*With each higher level of degree this will mean a
higher salary job.
• Entrepreneurial: a person who starts and manages his or
her own business.
• Career opportunities: number of jobs in the field of family
and community science is expected to increase.
• Job qualifications: an ability to understand human nature
will help people succeed in this area. Workers need a true
concern for people and their problems.
• Education and training: the amount needed in order to
work in that career.
• Substance abuse counselor: professional trained
specifically to help people overcome drugs,
gambling, and other types of addictions.
• FACS field jobs are relatively low pay for the
level of responsibility.
• Social work position usually requires college
• FACS field need to be flexible
• To prepare for working in a new job learn as much
about the company before you start.
• Examples: career ladder for FACS
– High school diploma: caseworker’s aide
– Associate degree: coordinator of volunteer services at a
nursing home
– Bachelor’s degree: social worker
– Advanced degree: family therapist
General notes
• Fairness means giving
credit to others for
their effort. Ex:
sharing gym with
different teams.
• Honesty means telling
the truth. Ex: Telling
salesclerk you broke a
button off from a
• Good leaders plan,
organize, implement (put
in effect), and evaluate a
• Evaluate the plan – first thing
you do is ask yourself if you
have accomplished your goals.
Ex: after you have purchased an
item you wanted and time has
passed, you think about how
well you are enjoying it.
General notes
• A person who focuses on job completion would
best be known as a task oriented leader.
• Accepting differences among individuals shows
great leadership.
• A good leader manages a meeting by following a
set of rules first developed by the English
parliament, called Parliamentary procedure
• The chair or chairperson is whom is in charge of
conducting the meeting.
General notes
• A misdemeanor is considered a minor criminal
• The plaintiff is the person making the complaint in
civil law court.
• Every citizen has the responsibility to obey the
• Law enforcement services for the community are
provided through tax dollars.