Presentation on theme: "What is a leader? Who is a leader? Can I be a leader?"— Presentation transcript:
1What is a leader? Who is a leader? Can I be a leader? LeadershipWhat is a leader?Who is a leader?Can I be a leader?
2A leaders is:Someone who gives us direction and helps us find the way to where he/she knows we ought to be.YOUR JOB …. Rewrite this definition of a leader… in your own words correcting and editing it to meet the group’s definition.ALL MEMBERS of the group must agree on the final definition.
3Name leaders and their traits Take minutes….In groups of three, name:1 leader you know personally1 leader you have seen or heard aboutList their leadership traitsYou will have a total of six leaders listed
4The student will be able to: Define leadershipName three misunderstandings about leadership with no errorsList traits of effective leaders orally, with near accuracyExplain leadership style and contrast three styles with no errorsContrast leadership with power and management according to the power point projection
5Leadership is a relationship where influence is given to meet individual or group goals.
6A 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 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.
7Six Misconceptions Leaders are born, not made Leadership comes from positions in the groupLeaders make all decisions for the groupAll leaders are popular and charismaticLeadership is powerLeadership is management
8REMEMBER…If there are no followers, there are no leaders. If roles are not understood, the group will not operate effectively!!
9Traits of Effective Leaders Know strengths and weaknessesHard workingSelf confidantSpeak effectively in front of peopleFollow directionsThink logicallyMake decisionsSolve problemsTrustworthyListen effectivelyUnderstand the needs of othersRespect people of other backgrounds
11Autocratic StyleAn 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.
12Laissez-faire StyleA 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.
13Democratic StyleA 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.
14Approaches to Leadership: Two Points of View TransactionalTransformational
15Trivia What form of government do we live under in the U.S. ? Democratic or RepublicanI 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.
16Leadership potential can be enhanced by: Increase of Knowledge and Abilities,Experience, andOpportunity
1710 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 procrastination9. Study.10. Magnify your strengths.
18Leadership tipAn effective leader must have command of a broad range of skills in order to bring the group to the successful completion of its goals.
19TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP MATCH THE TASK TO THE CAPABILITIES FO THE PERSONINVOLVE DIFFERENT PEOPLEDON’T DICTATE - DELEGATE.MONITOR PROGRESSCONSIDER ALTERNATIVE PLANS & PERSONSEVALUATE THE TASKEXPRESS APPRECIATION
20LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTEMAKE DECISIONS THAT ENHANCE THE ENTIRE GROUP RATHER THAN YOURSELFREALIZE YOU ALSO HAVE A SUPERIOR
21LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE EXAMPLE OF FAIR PLAY, INTEGRITY & DEPENDABILITY GENUINELY LISTENS TO THE NEEDS, FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS OF MEMBERS, NOT JUST A SELECT FEW
22LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTEUNDERSTAND THAT LEADERSHIP IS NOT A GLORY POSITION, BUT A RESPONSIBILITY POSITIONBE WILLING TO ROLL UP SLEEVES & HELP WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH
23LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTEKNOWS THAT WITHOUT THE WORK, SUPPORT & DEDICATION OF ALL MEMBERS, THE ORGANIZAITON WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFULSACRIFICE PERSONAL GLORY & RECOGNITION TO SHARE W/ ALL FOLLOWERS
24LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTEWORK FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE ENTIRE GROUP, NOT FOR SELFKNOW THAT POWER IS GIVEN BY THE MEMBERS & CAN BE TAKEN AWAY
25In Review Define leadership Name three misunderstandings about leadership with no errorsLeaders are born not made….. T FLeaders make all decisions T FLeadership is service T FList traits of effective leaders.Explain leadership style and contrast three stylesList 5 steps to becoming a successful leader