Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Tan JingHeng (20)

What traits do leaders possess?

Visible - Leaders appear more approachable and available to workers by circulating around the workplace and take advantage of every opportunity to interact with co-workers. They are also supportive of others and try to help out with the little things.

Consistent - Leaders do not flip-flop between styles confuses employees and stick with one style of leadership so that the employees will know what to expect on a daily basis. They also make decisions consistently and not bring personal feelings to the workplace.

Positive - Leaders set the tone for your environment. An optimistic attitude from a leader can carry over to others. Leaders mirror the tone that leaders set. Be an encourager.

Responsible - Leaders accept challenges as well as successes. If an employee makes a mistake, leaders help him or her improve. They think of themselves as "we," not "I." It is a leader's responsibility to ensure that everyone shares in the team's success.

Listen - The most important characteristic of a leader is being a good listener. Leaders focus on the needs of employees. Leaders also make sure they show people they are willing to listen to what employees have to say


How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?

The leader has to lead by example, he/she should be strong, then his/her fellow member will then follow, they will overcome the crisis together.

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