These charasteristics help build healthy organisations and in turn healthy communities.
Traits of a good leader are common across disciplines, professions and geographical regions. Community leadership is unique in its approach and goals. Community leadership is not about managing or even coordinating. And it is certainly not about dictating or imposing your own ideas onto others.
In addition to traits of superior leadership in any discipline, such as integrity and responsibility, here are ten characteristics that are particular to excellent community leaders:
1. Maximize Individuals’ Strengths
Community leaders often work with volunteers. They may be elected by members of the community, assigned to work with a group, or they simply step forward and want to help. In any case, community leaders rarely have the luxury of choosing who they work with.
Your job involves being able to identify the strengths and interests of each person on your leadership team and maximize those talents and skills in a way that keeps your…
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