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25 May 2015 06:32

Here are some ideas on how to be a good leader.
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Listen to others.' Even though you are the group leader and you make the decisions, you are allowed to ask other people what their opinion is. Try to incorporate them whenever it's feasible.
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Take in others' suggestions.When someone gives you an idea, work on it. Think of how you can improve on it. A good leader is one that listens and not just talks. Show the group you are flexible to consider their thoughts.
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Include everyone.If some people are a little left behind, help them! Always try to include them! Find a task for everyone no matter what their skill or level.
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Encourage your group.Sometimes people are scared to try something and this is where the leader comes in. You have to encourage your group mates and show them that the task is possible, even if difficult, and try to make it fun for them. Show them the positive results of their work.
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Know what you are talking about.If your group-mates are as confused as you are, how will they know what to do? As the leader, you must do the research first, or have the most information.
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Enjoy being a leader.Even though leaders have to take things seriously, there is no reason you can't have fun. Just don't get too carried away. Balance the serious business at hand with regard for the morale and spirits of the team.
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Pay attention to morale.A demoralized group won't function. You must set the positive spirit, make the goals clear, show how the job is feasible and possible. No one will work for an impossible goal.
Tips
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If someone makes a mistake, do not get angry. Your group mates are humans and everyone makes mistakes. Just try to help them and be kind. Your job is to try to prevent errors, demonstrate the proper course of action, and make up for errors when they occur.
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A good leader always helps others & never leaves anyone behind.
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Lead by example. If you try your absolute hardest in every action, other group members will, too.
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Don't try to act too dominant. If you start acting bossy and telling people what to do, they are going to be upset. Try telling them in a friendly way but also in a way that shows you are in charge.
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If possible, choose members of your group who can work well together. If this isn't possible, your job is to mentor the weakest member, help him become better in the group. Use peer help-- assign your stronger member as a partner with a weak person and let him demonstrate how to do the job.
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Always be friendly with group members.

1 Jun 2015 17:40

very well said amit and everything you said very true

1 Jun 2015 17:44

1 Jun 2015 19:04

Quote by cr33pyface
very well said amit and everything you said very true :best

thanks charm

1 Jun 2015 19:06

Unlike grouping

1 Jun 2015 19:09
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1 Jun 2015 20:03

1 Jun 2015 20:04

Piasho

1 Jun 2015 22:19

Listen to others.' Even though you are the team leader and you make the decisions, you are allowed to ask other people what their opinion is. Try to incorporate them whenever it's feasible.

Edited by christine123 / 1 Jun 2015 22:19
9 Jun 2015 03:57

Quote by christine123
Listen to others.' Even though you are the team leader and you make the decisions, you are allowed to ask other people what their opinion is. Try to incorporate them whenever it's feasible.

you are absolutely correct friend.