Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Kang Yan (05)

What traits does a leader possess?

First, a leader should have outgoing Personalities.

 A sincere liking and respect for other people is a wonderful asset. Being well liked will certainly help in working in teams or any other social situation. Humor and warmth are also part of being outgoing.

 Second, a leader is responsible and dedicated to the work.

This is a very important factor when being a leader. A leader should be responsible for his/her team members and the group's well being. Being responsible gives the team member a thought that they are able to trust the leader. A leader should also give in his/her best shot that the work/project. When leaders is seen committed, the members will also follow and try to stay task focus.

Next, a leader should be persistent/patient.

Sometimes, when the group member does somethings wrongly, the leader cannot barge in and give them a scolding. This will only cause the team member to think that he/she is "unworthy" in a team and will start to loose trust in the leader. Being patient with the member instead encourages him/her to try again. This time, going for the better.

A leader is always honest and trustworthy.

Just like leadership, trustworthiness is a very important trait in most teams. When the leader is trustworthy and honest, the members will be secured that they will be able to produce some results from their project. Having trust between the members of the team ensures the team's well being.

Last but not least, a leader comes prepared for meetings and discussions with his/her members. 

Coming prepared for meetings reduce the time wasted and increase the productivity rate of the group.

Despite being a leader, a leader should also be able to be a good leader. Listening to the opinions of the members is an important way of members expressing themselves to the leader.

How does a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?

There are two ways to manage these crisis under stressful situations:

The first way is making sure that the team members in the group perform their role.

When this is secured, the stress level will decrease as everyone in the team knows that they are able to rely on one another to get the work done.

Also, sharing the information and crisis with the team members will help.

A leader should not keep all worries and information to him/herself. Sharing it with the team members allows them to have a chance to help solve the crisis the group is facing. They will not feel left out in a project work.

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