1 Leadership Characteristics Rotaract PETS Inserts & Online Materials Rotary Leadership Institute – Sunshine DivisionPart 1 – Discussion Leader GuideRotaract PETSLeadershipCharacteristicsSession GoalsExplore the Characteristics of LeadershipDiscuss what Motivates People in a Volunteer OrganizationExamine Your Own Leadership StyleInserts & Online MaterialsVolunteer vs. ProfessionalThe Basics for Effective Leadership Are Really Pretty Basic12 Leadership Essentials for the 21st CenturyIntroduce Goals of the SessionAll materials here are on-line references for future useAre good leaders born or can leadership be taught?RLI believes that while there are certain innate qualities a person brings to leadership, leadership can be taught in the sense that a person can IMPROVE his/her leadership skills.P1.DLG
2 Leadership Characteristics Rotary Leadership Institute – Sunshine DivisionPart 1 – Discussion Leader GuideLeadership CharacteristicsWHAT IS LEADERSHIP? A Working Definition Who are some persons you consider a Leader? Is it possible to define Leadership in One Word?Potential use of Scribe here to write down definition – especially the one word types.Possible Definition = Leadership is the ability to motivate people towards a worthy goalPossible One Word Definition = InfluenceWho comes to mind as a world leader?What are those persons’ leadership characteristics or differences in style?--Use a Scribe here--After list is complete, narrow down what the class seesas the most important ones.Think about the last few past presidents of your club, pick the one who stood out as the best leader, and without naming him/her, tell the group what differentiated him/her from the others.P1.DLG
3 HOW IS LEADERSHIP DIFFERENT In a BUSINESS In a VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION Rotary Leadership Institute – Sunshine DivisionPart 1 – Discussion Leader GuideLeadership CharacteristicsHOW IS LEADERSHIP DIFFERENT In a BUSINESS In a VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONWhat is the role of the leader in each of these?How is leadership best exerted?What are the motivational factors a leader should consider in each?What motivates someone in business?What motivates someone in the military?What motivates someone in a Rotary Club?P1.DLG
4 Leadership Characteristics Rotary Leadership Institute – Sunshine DivisionPart 1 – Discussion Leader GuideLeadership CharacteristicsPERSONAL LEADERSHIP STYLES Leader or Follower How does a club president exert leadership in the Club How does the average member exert leadership in the ClubAre Leaders or Followers more important in an organization?Which is more important in your Rotary Club?Can you lead by following?-- make a point of good Rotary Leaders know the difference, and know when to be a leader and when to be a follower.VISION – What is it and how important is it for a Leader to have?--Vision is more than seeing – it is determining the potential/possibilities of something (effective service project). A visionary sees where he/she wants to go.P1.DLG
5 Leadership Characteristics Rotary Leadership Institute – Sunshine DivisionPart 1 – Discussion Leader GuideLeadership CharacteristicsS U M M A R YGood Leadership is critical for the future of your Rotaract Club.The most effective leaders deal with members one on one – they do not call for volunteers for critical tasks.Effective Leaders are prepared, thoughtful, creative, and willing to try new things.Effective Leaders take risks!!!P1.DLG
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