2 What is Leadership?Ability to motivate individuals and groups to accomplish important goals
3 Characteristics of Effective Leaders Jot down a list of characteristics that you think effective leaders possess.
4 Characteristics of Effective Leaders UnderstandingInitiativeDependabilityJudgmentObjectivityConfidenceStabilityCooperationHonestyCourageCommunicationIntelligence
5 Human Relation Skills Self-Understanding Understanding Others Understand your strengths and weaknessesUnderstanding OthersAccepting differences and realizing similaritiesCommunicationEssential skill-all types including internal/external, vertical/horizontal, oral, and writtenTeam BuildingUnderstand each other, identify, and solve problemsDeveloping Job-SatisfactionPay attention to employees’ needs and concerns
6 Types of Influence a Leader May Possess DescriptionPositive InfluenceAbility to get others to accomplish a task because of his/her positionReward InfluenceResults from leader’s ability to give or withhold rewardsExpert InfluenceWhen a group of members recognize and appreciate a leader’s expertise in a specific areaIdentity InfluencePersonal trust and respect from members based on who the leader is
7 Formal and Informal Influence Results from organization’s structureBased on positionExample: ManagersInformalResults from personal characteristics of a leaderExample: Group project at school, one person emerges as a leader
8 How to be a Leader Study leadership Participate in organizations Practice leadership at workObserve leadersWork with a mentorDo a self-analysis and ask for feedback
9 How Can You Benefit From Being a Leader? Positive influences on others at school and workOpportunities for advancement in the future
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