from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Time Dec. 06, 2011

"Courage — not complacency — is our need today. Leadership not salesmanship". — John F. Kennedy

                                                            "LEADERSHIP IS INFLUENCE"!

Traits are distinguishing qualities or characteristics of a person, while character is the sum total of these traits. There are hundreds of personality traits, far too many to be discussed. Instead, we have focused on a few that are crucial for a leader. The more of these you display as a leader, the more your followers will believe and trust in you.

  • Honest — Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions. Deceptive behavior will not inspire trust.
  • 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

Tomorrow we will explore the following leadership traits......

  • Competent
  • Forward-looking

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
~Proverbs 29:18

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