Extension educators are often considered influential community leaders. Still the question remains—how do educators motivate themselves to success? Does this contribute towards their self-leadership perceptions? Specialists from three universities administered a survey to look at the "self-leadership" of Extension educators. Results indicated Extension educators use a variety of motivation strategies; however, there was a lack of awareness of how their thought processes contributed towards leadership success. Ultimately, future Extension professional development curriculum and trainings should be focused on developing motivational strategies such as how to successfully "self-talk," evaluation of one's beliefs and assumptions, and how to visualize successful performance.
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Ricketts, K. G., Carter, H. S., Place, N. T., & McCoy, T. (2012). A Look Inside: Self-Leadership Perceptions of Extension Educators. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss5/3