Friday, November 11, 2011

Leadership: Traits and Skills
As part of the Action in Leadership elective that Tricia Fisher teaches, I have been able to work with her students on the explicit instruction on leadership. We are nearing the end of our time together and the group has taken on a number of leadership tasks around campus. They have had to lead peers and younger students.

With this experience behind them, I challenge them to identify traits and skills that leaders need to be successful. Here is what they came up with:


  • Calmness
  • Engagement
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Identify strengths & weaknesses in the group
  • Give precise encouragement
  • Read people's characteristics
  • Persuading through framing the task
  • Delegate
  • Identify the early adopters
  • Communication - public speaking and honest communication

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