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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Virtue Category

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 In Action

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.

Examples of Leadership


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