Leadership

If Leadership is your top strength, you excel at encouraging a group to get things done and preserving harmony within the group by making everyone feel included. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen.


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Justice

Leadership falls under the virtue category of Justice. Justice describes strengths that make life fair. They are broadly interpersonal and describe the best interaction between the individual and a group or community.

Key Concepts

Leadership is a social phenomenon that can be distinguished into two areas:

Practice- defining, establishing, identifying or translating direction

Personal quality- the motivation and capacity to seek out, attain and carry out leader roles.

There are two types of leaders:

Transactional leaders- this type of leader clarifies responsibilities, expectations, and the tasks to be accomplished.

Transformational leaders- this leader motivates their followers to perform at an extremely high level, fostering a climate of trust and commitment to the organization and its goals.

Everyone Can Be A Leader

Leadership Motto

Organize activities for others.

Exercises for Boosting Leadership

When two people are in an argument, mediate by inviting others to share their thoughts and emphasizing problem solving.

Lead an activity, assignment or project and actively solicit opinions from group members.

Read a biography and/or watch film of your favorite leader and evaluate how he/she inspires you in practical ways.

Movies

Gandhi
Invictus
Lawrence of Arabia
Dances with Wolves
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


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Songs

We Are the Champions
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Up To the Mountain - Patty Griffin
We Weren't Born to Follow - Bon Jovi
Walk On - U2
Follow Me - John Denver
Peace Train - Cat Stevens

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