Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Ding Nina Lin (2)

A leader must be able to tolerate stress and frustration well. A leader should also have power and be able to influence other people well and in the right direction. A leader should also be optimistic, enthusiastic and open towards his/her work and the people around them. Having a sense of duty, self-confidence, resiliency and a high standard of excellence are also very important traits of a good leader. Good leaders are also normally tough-minded and able to put himself/herself into other peoples' shoes.

Good leaders trust their own instincts when making decisions as reasoning and logic will not get you through all situations
. Good leaders also remain alert and stay focused most of the time. Good leaders never rule others; they only empower others, and that is the reason to why they succeed in being good leaders.

I think a good leader remains calm under stressful situations so that they can think of ways to manage that crisis. A good leader also tries to be positive and have high hopes that in the end the crisis will be resolved. A good leader also considers the consequences of his actions before carrying them out. By stepping into other peoples' shoes, a good leader will also be able to find out how other people feels and thinks in the crisis.

Adapted from: http://www.smallbusinessnotes.com/managing-your-business/leadership-traits.html.

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