What is it about?

Having the abilities of self-leadership and critical thinking is one of the most important factors for present students to be effective in their future organizations by contributing their organizations’ quality. The aim of this study is to research the general relations between sub-dimensions of university students’ self-leadership and critical thinking ability levels. The analysis shows that while the students’ self-leadership levels are high, their critical thinking levels are moderate. A positive moderate correlation was found. Students' critical thinking skills positively affected their natural reward strategies and constructive thought models, which are self-leadership dimensions.

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Why is it important?

Nowadays, self-leadership which is accepted as a system that organizations can control employees efficiently has a great importance for both managers and leaders. In this sense, it is also important Nowadays, self-leadership which is accepted as a system that organizations can control employees efficiently has a great importance for both managers and leaders. In this sense, it is also important for all members of the organizations to have self-leadership skills and improve themselves in this regard. Self-leadership is regarded as the core of personnel empowerment in expanding the boundaries of management practices. Managers and leaders at all levels must be able to be skillful at managing themselves in order to demonstrate effective management. Organizational management should develop and maintain an approach that primarily values people in human resource management. Supporting management practices that encourage employees' talents and creative abilities will pave the way for personnel who work effectively and efficiently and whose goals are in conformity with the organizations they work at. The organizations that may perform above mentioned management applications are the ones that may continue being able to keep their qualified personnel at their current job.

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In organizations that try to survive in a fiercely competitive environment, workers or managers who always wait for orders to act may cause huge losses. In the future, preferred employees will be the ones who can make decisions by self-leadership, control themselves, improve their creative thinking skills, interact actively, and think analytically and critically.

Ferda ALPER AY
Cumhuriyet Universitesi

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This page is a summary of: Relations Between Self-leadership and Critical Thinking Skills, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, October 2015, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.10.147.
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