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brief

(bref) [Fr. bref fr L. brevis, short, brief, a catalogue]
1. A condensed legal argument in legal format and style.
2. A written or spoken summary of an important or complex topic; an abstract.
3. To make a written or spoken summary of.
4. To conduct a short session of instruction or preparation for a person, crew, or staff on how to accomplish an upcoming operation.
See: debrief
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Employee self-leadership is employee engagement in strategies of self-direction and self-motivation to improve performance including intentional behaviors, recognizing natural rewards inherent to a job, and/or deliberate opportunity thinking (Breif & Aldag, 1981; Houghton & Yoho, 2005; Luthans & Davis, 1979; Manz, 1992, Manz & Sims, 2001; Neck & Manz, 1996; Politis, 2006).
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These protocols involve the experimenter to act out a breif "socio-emotional dilemma" utilizing dolls and props then asks the child to complete the story and "resolve the dilemma (Woolgar et al., 2001).
In designing the current study, we acknowledge the fact that individual differences in negative affect have been found to impact the strength of workplace stressor-strain relationships (Breif, Burke, George, Robinson & Webster, 1988; Jex & Spector, 1996).
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Applications should be sent with a CV, breif research plan, and references to Chairman, Systems Engineering Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.