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Ten Skills of Leadership

Getting and Giving the Information is probably important competency required of the leaders. If you cannot communicate effectively, then none other leadership skill will do compensate for this lack. First and the foremost thing is, you should be able to exchange the information effectively and accurately.

Understanding the Group Needs and Characteristics

It is very essential that we do first understand ourselves and our own needs and the characteristics. Only then we can know and understand the other people's needs and characters. This understanding will hopefully come naturally as we mature, creeping over us like a ivy winding about the tree. By directly exploring and encouraging the discovery of these kinds of personality traits, we can do accelerate maturing of the leader, adding the fertilizer to ivy and the tree. About Understanding the Group Needs and the Characteristics

Knowing and Understanding the Group Resources

  • Recognize the knowledge and the use of the group resources as the major technique in bringing the group together and creating a commitment to the common goals.

  • Recognize that the resources are theoretically limitless, and that the leader's and the group's the ability to recognize and utilized the diverse resources tremendously affects what a group can accomplish.

  • Involve more and more people in active leadership by giving each of them a part according to his or her resources.

  • Evaluate a impact availability of the resources has on doing the job and maintaining a group.

Controlling a Group

  • Recognize how his own behavior will influences and can control others.

  • Distinguish between the controlling group performance and setting an example.

  • Identify the control as the function of group, or of the facilitator, and advantages and disadvantages of each having this responsibility.

  • Identify the different techniques for controlling the group performance and the suitability in a different situations.

  • Deploy the group resources to best interests of a group while encouraging the personal growth.

  • Evaluate the leadership performance in terms of the group performance.


Counseling is the private talk with someone which helps the individual to solve a personal problem. As a leader, people will do come to you with the problems. Because you are the leader, you will spot the people with problems. You cannot turn them away or will just let them suffer, because a ignored problem, if serious, almost inevitably will become a group problem. Counseling is been considered pretty difficult. The professional counselors, like the vocational counselors, clergymen, lawyers, bankers, teachers, psychiatrists and others, sometimes you will spend years learning how to counsel in their fields. People often will pay large amount of money to be counseled.

Setting an Example

Setting an Example is the personal behavior independent of any external influences. While very simple competency on its face, none is more important. Fail to demonstrate this competency to the members of your group, and you will be doomed to the negative results. No matter how good the line you talk, if you do not match it with your behavior, you will not get any respect and will find it increasingly difficult to get a group to work with you.

It might be more difficult under some of the circumstances to set the positive example, but that will not stop you! Setting an Example is where your backbone will show. If you have the character, if your character has the integrity--that is, if who you are on outside is been lined up with who you are on inside--you will accomplish a far more than you may imagine possible. For this kind of the leader, as long as he do takes care of all his follower's needs, enjoys respect, loyalty, and love.

Representing a Group

Representing Group is accurately communicating to the non-group members a sum of the group members ideas, feelings, etc., and vice versa. A leader should represent his team on the great variety of the issues. Some of these issues and a need for the decision representing a group interests will be known well in advance; and others will not be.

Under any of the circumstances, to faithfully represent a group, you should:

  • Fully understand nature of the problem.

  • Know how a decision was been reached and be able to communicate this to others.

  • Accurately and responsibly do communicate from and back to a original group.

  • Realize that the other groups might derive their entire picture of the other group through you, the representative. You should be consistent, possess the integrity, and be fair to all the parties.


Effective use of the problem-solving will do more than any other competency to advance both getting a job done and keeping a group together. It is the "umbrella" competency in all its effect on the variety of issues. The problem-solving is useful both in the group situations and in the one-on-one.


Evaluation attitude is the predisposition to continually examine and analyze all our efforts. Evaluation is very critical component of cyclical learning process. It will not occur just formally at conclusion of the activities, but also informally as well, by all been involved, throughout a project or task. An Evaluation Attitude is one of the principals which form a basis of White Stag Leadership Development Program.

One who will apply this attitude or the technique will be aware continually of the objectives of his learning's and will do attempt to measure his growth towards them.

Sharing the Leadership

Sharing a Leadership translates on one level into the "styles" of the leadership. Depending upon the job and a group, certain ways for a leader to work with a group will be more appropriate than the others. It will also identifies some generic roles groups have which can be distributed among all the members.

Sharing the leadership is a key function of the leader. Ability to extend herself, to accomplish the jobs greater than a person alone can handle, is one of a key elements of the society's success today. Never has the society been so productive.

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