Many years of experience in Exploring have shown that good leadership is a result of the careful application of 11 skills that any post leader can learn to use.
UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS ANDCHARACTERISTICS OF THE POST A leader should understand his or her own needsand characteristics A leader should understand the needs and characteristics of each participant of the group This understanding helps in planning the programand in getting things doneThis understanding creates trust and builds conﬁdence among group participants
KNOWING AND USING THE RESOURCES OF THE GROUP Keep the post’s program capability and use it in planning Understand the purpose and resources of your participating organization Survey the participants’ parents; Find out your post participants’ skills, interests, and resources.
COMMUNICATING Pay attention and listen carefully Make notes and sketches Ask questions and repeat your understanding ofwhat was said Be sure others are listening before you speak Speak slowly and clearly Draw diagrams, if needed Have the listeners repeat their understanding of whatwas said
PLANNING Consider the task and objectives Consider the resources Consider the alternatives Reach a decision, evaluating each option Write the plan down and review it with the post. Execute the plan evaluate the plan
CONTROLLING GROUP PERFORMANCE A group needs control as an engine needs a throttle!
EVALUATING Evaluating helps measure the performance of a groupin getting a job done and working together. It suggestsways in which the group can improve its performance.
SETTING THE EXAMPLE
SHARING LEADERSHIP “But of a good leader . . . When the work is done, hisaim fulfilled, they will say, ‘We did this ourselves.’ ” Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu
COUNSELING Counseling is important To encourage or reassure To help an Explorer reach his or her potential
REPRESENTING THE GROUP The leader represents the post in two situations:Without consultation With consultation
EFFECTIVE TEACHING Effective teaching is a process to increase the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the group and its participants
As an entrepreneur with employees, one of your primary goals is most likely to attract and keep motivated workers. So let's explore the five key traits that will help you become the kind of leader people love working for.
You must have a vision You must have passion You must learn to be a great decision maker You must be a team builder You must have character
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