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Section 6
Clinical Supervision

Question 6 | Test | Table of Contents

The following are behaviors and attitudes of leaders who are generally trusted by their group members and other constituents. After you read each characteristic check whether this is a behavior or attitude that you appear to have developed already or does not fit you at present.

  Fits MeDoes Not
Fit Me
1.Tells people he or she is going to do something, and then always follows through and gets it done  
2.Described by others as being reliable  
3.Good at keeping secrets and confidences  
4.Tells the truth consistently  
5.Minimizes telling people what they want to hear  
6.Described by others as "walking the talk"  
7.Delivers consistent messages to others in terms of matching words and deeds  
8.Does what he or she expects others to do  
9.Minimizes hypocrisy by not engaging in activities he or she tells others are wrong  
10.Readily accepts feedback on behavior from others  
11.Maintains eye contact with people when talking to them  
12.Appears relaxed and confident when explaining his or her side of a story  
13.Individualizes compliments to others rather than saying something like "You look great" to a large number of people  
14.Doesn't expect lavish perks for himself or herself while expecting others to go on an austerity diet  
15.Does not tell others a crisis is pending (when it isn't) just to gain their cooperation  
16.Collaborates with others to make creative decisions  
17.Communicates information to people at all organizational levels  
18.Readily shares financial information with others  
19.Listens to people and then acts on many of their suggestions  
20.Generally engages in predictable behavior  

Scoring: These statements are mostly for self-reflection, so no specific scoring key exists. However, the more of the preceding statements that fit you, the more trustworthy you are-assuming you are answering truthfully. The usefulness of this self-quiz increases if somebody who knows you well answers it for you to supplement your self-perceptions.
- DuBrin, Andrew J. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership, Alpha Books: Indianapolis, 2000.

Personal Reflection Exercise #3
The preceding section contained information about borderline attitudes and behaviors of a good leader. Write three case study examples regarding how you might use the content of this section in your practice.

Barriers to overcoming the barriers': A scoping review
exploring 30 years of clinical supervision literature

- Masamha, R., Alfred, L., Harris, R., Bassett, S., Burden, S., & Gilmore, A. (2022). 'Barriers to overcoming the barriers': A scoping review exploring 30 years of clinical supervision literature. Journal of advanced nursing, 78(9), 2678–2692.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Falender, C. A. (2018). Clinical supervision—the missing ingredient. American Psychologist, 73(9), 1240–1250.

Graham, K. A., Dust, S. B., & Ziegert, J. C. (2018). Supervisor-employee power distance incompatibility, gender similarity, and relationship conflict: A test of interpersonal interaction theory. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(3), 334–346.

Livne, Y., & Rashkovits, S. (2018). Psychological empowerment and burnout: Different patterns of relationship with three types of job demands. International Journal of Stress Management, 25(1), 96–108.

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