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Professional Leadership Intro HST Unit 3:4 Diversified Health Occupations
Objectives Identify six characteristics of leaders Differentiate between democratic, laissez-faire, and autocratic leaders
Something to Think About… Look at the photo of this leader ▫Why is this person a leader? ▫If you were following a person into a dangerous wilderness for a five day hike, what qualities would you want in this person?
What is Leadership ? Leadership is the skill or ability to encourage people to work together and do their best to achieve common goals
Common Definitions Leads or Guides Others Is in Charge or in command of others
Leaders… Develop by their own efforts, not born Combine visions of excellence with ability to inspire others Promote positive changes that benefit their professions and the people they serve Can be ANYONE Every member of a group who makes a contribution is a leader
Characteristics of a Leader Respect rights, dignity, opinions, and abilities of others Understands principles of democracy Works with a group to guide the group towards a goal Understands own strengths and weaknesses
Characteristics Continued Displays Self Confidence and Willingness to take a stand Communicates Effectively and verbalized clear ideasShows Self InitiativeWilling To Work and Complete Tasks
Characteristics Continued… Shows Optimism Open Minded and Can Compromise Praises Others and Gives Others Credit Dedicated to Meeting High Standards
Categories of Leaders Leaders in these categories develop based on their involvement Any individual who joins a club or organization may become a leader when the group elects the individual to an office or position of leadership Examples Religious Political Club Business Community Expertise Peer
Democratic Encourages participation of all individuals in decisions that have to be made or problems that have to be solves Listens to opinions of others and bases decisions on what is best for the group Guides the individuals to a solution so the group can take responsibility for the decision
Laissez- Faire More of an informal type of leader Strives for minimal rules or regulations Allows the individuals in a group to function in an independent manner Has “hands off” policy and handles decision only when forced to Term Laissez-Faire comes from French idiom meaning “to let alone”
Autocratic Often called a dictator Maintains total rule, makes all decisions, and has difficulty delegating or sharing duties Seldom asks opinions of others, emphasizes discipline, and expects others to follow directions at all times Individuals follow this leader because of fear of punishment or an extreme loyalty
Summary All types of leadership have advantages and disadvantages In some rare situations an autocratic leader may be beneficial Democratic leader usually presented as most effective for group interactions Respecting the rights and opinions of others is an important guide for a leader
Review Define a Leader Do individuals inherit the ability to be a leader? Why or Why Not? List six characteristics of a leader What are the characteristics of a democratic leader? What are the characteristics of a laissez-faire leader? What are the characteristics of an autocratic leader?