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and Attitudes of a Trustworthy Clinical Supervisor
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.
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Me||Does Not |
people he or she is going to do something, and then always follows through and
gets it done|| || |
by others as being reliable|| || |
at keeping secrets and confidences|| || |
the truth consistently|| || |
telling people what they want to hear|| || |
by others as "walking the talk"|| || |
consistent messages to others in terms of matching words and deeds|| || |
what he or she expects others to do|| || |
hypocrisy by not engaging in activities he or she tells others are wrong|| || |
accepts feedback on behavior from others|| || |
eye contact with people when talking to them|| || |
relaxed and confident when explaining his or her side of a story|| || |
compliments to others rather than saying something like "You look great"
to a large number of people|| || |
expect lavish perks for himself or herself while expecting others to go on an
austerity diet|| || |
not tell others a crisis is pending (when it isn't) just to gain their cooperation|| || |
with others to make creative decisions|| || |
information to people at all organizational levels|| || |
shares financial information with others|| || |
to people and then acts on many of their suggestions|| || |
engages in predictable behavior|| || |
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
- DuBrin, Andrew J. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership,
Alpha Books: Indianapolis, 2000 .
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.
What are three behaviors of a trustworthy clinical supervisor? To select and enter your answer go to .