Workshop 5 : What Makes A Good Leader?

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Workshop 5: What Makes A Good Leader? Belief must be the foundation for becoming an effective leader. In the book, Strength Based Leadership, Belief is presented as one of the strength characteristics of a leader: "People strong in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life" pg. 123. A strong set of core values provides the leader with a consistent point of reference and a moral compass. My core values are rooted in my faith in Jesus Christ as my personal savior. These values include honesty, integrity, respect for self and others, charity, and love; I believe these values are the cornerstone of positive leadership. Maintaining my faith through prayer, study of God 's word, and appropriate mentorship is my plan for continued development of my leadership skills. If belief is the foundation of effective leadership, then leading with connectedness would seem to enhance that effectiveness. Connectedness is also found as one of the strengths in the book, Strength Based Leadership, "People strong in the connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason" pg. 139. It has been my experience that when people feel a connection to a leader, they will find a reason to follow them; and a leader who understands that we are all connected just by the heredity of humanity, will develop a following of those who want to
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