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Section 6
Behaviors and Attitudes of a Trustworthy Clinical Supervisor

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 Me Does 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 .
The article above contains foundational information. Articles below contain optional updates.

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.

QUESTION 6
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