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A good leader works with other people towards a goal.
What do you want? [to happen, to change, to create]
Some important questions for a leader to ask are:
- What is the issue? [What is the problem?]
- Who besides you relates to the issue? [Who are your friends/also care about the issue?]
- Who has the POWER to help you? [Who has the power to help get what you want?]
- What can they do?
- How can you best talk to them about your issue?
A Leader. . .
- Works well with others [good communication skills, can work well with a group of people]
- Can make a plan with others
- Is fair
- Doesn’t take all of the credit [lets people know all of the people who help them]
- Knows how to compromise [give and take]
- Looks at a situation from different points of view
- Is patient
- Is creative
- Is flexible [doesn’t always have to have things their way or exactly like the plan describes]
- Pays attention to what affects their community
- Is aware of current events, other work people are doing on the issue
- Can help different groups work with each other
- Knows what they are good at and what is hard for them to do
- Asks for help and gives help to others