A person who is groomed and neat in appearance has cleaned and combed hair that is styled appropriately for the job or class. Clothes are pressed, shirttails tucked in, shoelaces tied, and so on.  Stockings are run free, and shoe heels are appropriate for the job or class.  Make up and cologne are tastefully applied without being overbearing.  Nails are clean and manicured and are an appropriate length for the classroom or lab.

 The practice of good personal hygiene is a must.  Daily bathing, especially in our region of the country, is a necessity.  Body perspiration causes odors that can be very offensive to others. The heat and humidity we experience in the South compounds this problem.  The use of a deodorant and antiperspirant is only effective as long as the body is clean and free of dirt and sweat.  Good oral hygiene and brushing and flossing daily aid in the prevention of bad breath, cavities, and gum disease.  Be sensitive to others around you by taking care of yourself and your body’s needs.




  • The position or function of a leader

EXAMPLE: He managed to maintain his leadership of the party despite heavy opposition.

  • Ability to lead
EXAMPLE: She displayed leadership potential.
  • An act or instance of leading; guidance; direction
EXAMPLE: They prospered under his leadership.
the leaders of a group:
  • The union leadership agreed to arbitrate

The five leadership traits/leadership qualities are:

  1. Honest
  2. Forward-Looking
  3. Competent
  4. Inspiring
  5. Intelligent


 Self Esteem

Self esteem- is your opinion of yourself. High self esteem is a good opinion of yourself and low self esteem is a bad opinion of yourself.

Low Self Esteem 

      Low self esteem results from a poor self image. Your self image is based on how you see yourself. Do you think you are a good, reliable, hardworking, honest or friendly person?

      Low self esteem feeds your negative thinking and makes you believe negative comments others make. This can cause you to lose confidence so it is vital to end negative thoughts if you want to build your self esteem. 

High Self Esteem

      High self esteem is the opposite of the above! If you have a high level of self esteem you will be confident, happy, highly motivated and have the right attitude to succeed. 

The Importance of Self Esteem

Self esteem is crucial and is a cornerstone of a positive attitude towards living.

It is very important because it affects how you think, act and even how you relate to other people. It affects your potential to be successful. Low self esteem means poor confidence and that also causes a negative thought which means that you are likely to give up easily rather than face challenges. In addition, it has a direct bearing on your happiness and wellbeing. 

Your self esteem depends on many questions:

      Is your job worthwhile?

       Do others respect what you do? Do you?

      Do you believe you are successful?

      How do you see yourself (your self image)?

      How do you feel about your strengths and weaknesses?

      What do you think of your social status?

      How do you relate to others?

      Can you make your own decisions? A lack of choices leads to low self esteem.



 Character traits include those of responsibility, loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, and self-discipline. An employer expects employees to work together toward achieving the objectives of the company.  The wise employee who is interested in having a good relationship with an employer will try to help the employer achieve success.

 Loyalty-With loyalty comes with a sense of pride.

 Honesty-An honest employee is extremely valuable to businesses because one of their biggest problems is dishonest employees.

 Trustworthiness-When the employee completes the task, he or she earns the employer’s trust.

 Dependability and Reliability-A responsible, dependable employee is one who agrees to carry out a task under agreed-upon procedures

 I’m going to improve inall these areas ass need by havving more of a sense of pride for myself. Staying honest to my fellow employers. trusting others and letting  others having faith in me. Keep being ependable and reliable bc my workplace look up to me.


Respect denotes both a positive feeling of esteem for a person of other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected.  It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect. Rude conduct is usually considered to indicate a lack of respect, disrespect, where as actions that honor somebody or something indicate respect.

Respect is shown in many languages by following specific grammatical conventions, especially in referring to individuals.An [honorific] is a word or expression  that conveys respect when used in addressing or referring to a person.


Specific ethics of respect are of fundamental importance to various cultures. Respect should not be confused with tolerance, since tolerance doesn’t necessarily imply any positive feeling, and is incompatible with  which is the opposite of respect.

 I have respect for others and I do show my respect especially to older. I do need improving in this area because i get attitudes at times an i say thing that i shouldnt have and say bad words (being disrespectful) aorund others..


 Teamwork is a joint action by a group of people, in which each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group.” This does not mean that the individual is no longer important; however, it does mean that effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. The most effective teamwork is produced when all the individuals involved harmonize their contributions and work towards a common goal.

  To succeed at the task in hand everyone involved needs to combine their efforts. If everyone does their job well, then it increases what the team can accomplish. This teamwork has to be recognized by everyone and know that great things can happen if individuals master the fundamentals and work together as one unit. Everyone has their own unique role, but each person’s individual role must be recognized and appreciated. When preparing a group project ask yourself.

1. Does your team have agreed-upon goals they created as a team?

 2. Do the players openly encourage and support one another?

 3. Do they have open communication with one another, as well as the coaching staff?

 4. Does each player know what their role on the team is?

 5. Is there mutual respect among the players and coaching staff?

6. Do players use statements such as “we” when referring to the team, or is it more of an “every man for himself” mentality?

 7. Have they created a positive team image for themselves?

8. Are the individual contributions of each player recognized (regardless of whether he/she is a starter or not a starter)?

 9. Is the team as a whole committed to improving performance?

10. Does each member consider themselves as a “team player?”


COMMUNICATION- occurs when a sender expresses an emotion or a feeling, creates an idea, or senses the need to communicate.  The communication process is triggered when the sender makes a conscious or an unconscious decision to share the message with another person—the receiver. Communication is important in today’s world because learning to communicate effectively can also prevent misunderstandings. I’m going to improve my communication skill by talking directly to my instructor and classmates in a clear tone. keep in contact  thru all of our accounts.

 Nonverbal Communications

  • They look at the totality of cues rather than isolated ones
  • They take context of the message into account.
  • They attempt to compensate for their own biases and prejudices. 

 Oral communications People recognize that barriers to good communications exist so they speak in simple, grammatical, and understandable terms.

 Listening skills Effective listening is active participation in a conversation. The listener must actually hear and not assume what is said. 

 Telephone skills When we speak on the phone at work, we should always have a smile in our voice.  It might sound silly, but this is easy to achieve if we actually do smile when we answer the phone.  Our voices should be clear and distinct.  We should show that we have a service attitude by offering to give assistance however and whenever we can.  We should not transfer calls blindly without making sure that the receiving party can take care of the caller’s problem.