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2 Leadership What is a leader? Who is a leader? Can I be a leader?

3 A leaders is: Someone who gives us direction and helps us find the way to where were he knows we ought to be. YOU JOB …. Rewrite this definition of a leader… in your own words correcting and editing if needed. YOU MUST ALL Agree on the final definition.

4 Name leaders and their traits Take minutes…. In groups of three, name: –1 person you know personally –1 person you have seen or heard about –List the leaders’ traits –You will have a total of four (or five) leaders listed

5 The student will be able to: Define leadership Name three misunderstandings about leadership with no errors List traits of effective leaders orally, with near accuracy Explain leadership style and contrast three styles with no errors Contrast leadership with power and management according to the power point projection

6 Leadership Leadership is a relationship where influence is given to meet individual or group goals.

7 A leader leader is a person who helps an individual or a group of individuals in achieving their goals. A leader does not always have to be the president, or the elected leader. It may be an active leader of the group, or someone who reaches out to help another person. A follower follower is an individual who follows the ideas, goals, or tasks of a leader. Followers are developed by working together to identify goals and strategies for achieving the goals.

8 Six Misconceptions Leaders are born, not made Leadership comes from positions in the group Leaders make all decisions for the group All leaders are popular and charismatic Leadership is power Leadership is management

9 REMEMBER … If there are no followers, there are no leaders. If roles are not understood, the group will not operate effectively!!

10 Traits of Effective Leaders Know strengths and weaknesses Hard working Self confidant Speak effectively in front of people Follow directions Think logically Make decisions Solve problems Trustworthy Listen effectively Understand the needs of others Respect people of other backgrounds

11 Leadership Styles Autocratic Style Laissez-faire Style Democratic Style

12 Autocratic Style An autocratic leader is directive and makes decisions for an individual or group. Being autocratic does not mean the leader is coercive or a dictator. The leaders usually provide direction and make decisions.

13 Laissez-faire Style A Laissez-faire leader gives others a major role in making decisions. They recognize that involving group in the decision-making process is important. They often realize that group members are in a better position to make a decision.

14 Democratic Style A democratic leader selects a style between autocratic and laissez-faire. Democratic leaders recognize the importance of participation by members, but retain part of the decision-making responsibility.

15 Trivia What form of government do we live under? – Democratic or Republican I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

16 Leadership potential can be enhanced by: Increase of Knowledge and Abilities, Experience, and Opportunity

17 10 steps to becoming a successful leader. 1. Develop a vision and focus your thinking. 2. Set goals. 3. Develop initiative. 4. Develop self- confidence. 5. Develop personal responsibility. 6. Develop a healthy self-image. 7. Develop self- organization. 8. Eliminate procrastination 9. Study. 10. Magnify your strengths.

18 Leadership Concept Transactional vs Transformational

19 An effective leader must have command of a broad range of skills in order to bring the group to the successful completion of its goals. Leadership tip

20 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP Match The Task To The Capabilities Fo The Person Involve Different People Don’t Dictate - Delegate. Monitor Progress Consider Alternative Plans & Persons Evaluate The Task Express Appreciation

21 LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE Make Decisions That Enhance The Entire Group Rather Than Yourself Realize You Also Have A Superior

22 LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE Example Of Fair Play, Integrity & Dependability Genuinely Listens To The Needs, Feedback And Suggestions Of Members, Not Just A Select Few

23 LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE Understand That Leadership Is Not A Glory Position, But A Responsibility Position Be Willing To Roll Up Sleeves & Help When The Going Gets Tough

24 LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE Knows That Without The Work, Support & Dedication Of All Members, The Organizaiton Will Not Be Successful Sacrifice Personal Glory & Recognition To Share W/ All Followers

25 LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE Work For The Success Of The Entire Group, Not For Self Know That Power Is Given By The Members & Can Be Taken Away Everybody is important and no one should be demeaned.

26 In Review Define leadership Name three misunderstandings about leadership with no errors –Leaders are born not made….. T F –Leaders make all decisions T F –Leadership is service T F List traits of effective leaders. Explain leadership style and contrast three styles List 5 steps to becoming a successful leader

27 THE END!!!!!!!!!


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