from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Time Dec. 01, 2011

Some sit and pontificate about whether leaders are made or born. The true leader ignores such arguments and instead concentrates on developing the leadership qualities necessary for success.There are leadership traits or leadership qualities that people look for in a leader and we will disucss some of those traist within the next couple of weeks. Exhibiting these traits will inspire confidence in your leadership. It is important to exhibit, model and display these traits. Simply possessing each trait is not enough; you have to display it in a way that people notice. People want to see that you actively demonstrate these leadership qualities and will not just assume that you have them. Let's begin.......

Leadership Traits:

•Empathy: Creating a legitimate rapport with you those you lead makes it less likely that personal issues and resentment can creep in and derail the group. When your team knows that you are empathetic to their concerns, they will be more likely to work with you and share in your vision, rather than foster negative feelings.

•Consistency: Being a consistent leader will gain you respect and credibility, which is essential to getting buy-in from the group. By setting an example of fairness and credibility, the team will want to act the same way.

                        Quote of the day "A Leader is a dealer of hope"

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