Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Shawn Tan (18)

To be a good leader means that you can inspire others to follow your example, willingly and cheerfully. A good leader will both inspire confidence and give a strong example of what we should aim for.

Julius Caesar is the great leader that I have researched on. His conquests provided security for the Roman Empire for more than 500 years and spread Roman Laws, customs, and language throughout Europe. So far-reaching were the accomplishments of Caesar that his name became the title for Roman Emperors as well as for leaders centuries later, the German "Kaiser" and the Russian "czar" bother being derivatives of "caesar"

To me, he is one of the greatest leader that have ever lived and I am sure that his legacies will continue to live on.

Citations: http://carpenoctem.powweb.com/military/caesar.html

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Soh Fan (19)

What traits do they possess?
A good leader must able to be trusted in order to lead. They must have
good character and is honest with integrity. This is so as to enable
the people they lead to listen to their leaders and do as they say
without doubting them. A good leader is also confident of himself and
of his ability. This is so as to be able to set directions for their
members to follow. A good leader is also passionate about his/her own
work. This motivates other to do the same and be enthusiastic about
what they are doing instead of doing some sloppy work when the others
are not even interested in their work.

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
He/she should be confident and calm in whatever he/she is doing so
that under stressful situations he/she will not panic along with
others and set an example for others to follow. He must also be
confident in whatever he is doing so under chaotic and stressful
situations he/she would know what to do in his/her back of his/her
mind. He/she must also be able to recover swiftly and have respond
effectively in whatever setbacks he/she would face.


eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Chong Guang Jun (11)

  • What traits do they possess?
      • I researched on Adolf Hitler. He is a great leader, has great determination and perseverance. He did not easily give up, and tried to shape Germany to his ideal country. He is confident in his actions, being also initiative to lead the country, to shape it. Hitler has already a mindset, which was to shape Germany, as his ambition.
  • How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
      • A good leader would have made plans, way beforehand so that when there are difficulties he would be able to manage it and lead his people. A good leader would also be calm and composed, a very important thing to do. Being anxious would cause many decisions to go wrong which will lead to everyone's downfall. A good leader will be decisive, and solve a problem quickly, to get out of the current problem, leading his team to success.

References: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Was_Hitler_a_leader


eLearning CE: Activity 3 Joshua Ma (14)

My research is on Mahatma Ghandi.

What traits does he possess?
Brave : He would keep trying no matter what
Honest : Dedicated his life to always telling the truth
Devoted : He kept trying to meet his goal, especially to free India
Good Communicator : He was able to reach the people of India and get them to do the things he asked them to do, such as withdraw children from schools and not pay a tax.
Trustworthy : Because he truly wanted to free people from Great Britain's rule, he kept that promise

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
He has to be able to keep himself composed in all situations so he can throughly think through the whole problem for a situation, and therefore, he also has to be proactive. If he has followers, he must also be composed in order to keep his own followers under control if they feel the intensity of the situation too, as they will be more likely to be less stressed if they see their leader appearing to be able to take care of the situation.


eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Oh Sher Li (06)

An effective leader should have a vision, and be able to communicate that vision to his followers. He can do this by using various methods to paint a picture with words. He should have passion for his work, and this inspires his followers to have the same level of passion for their work.  He should also be a great decision maker, although he needs to consult others for their opinion before making the decision. He should also be a team builder, with the ability to create a good team, by handing out responsibility to the teammates. If the team is underperforming, it is the leader's duty to encourage and inspire them. He should also have a distinct character, as character strengths and limitations play a critical role in his leadership strengths. 

A leader should display sincerity, integrity and candor. He should be fair-minded and straightforward. He should be imaginative and make timely and appropriate changes in his thinking, plans and methods, and show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas and solutions to problems.

Vogan, P. (2006, April 17) 5 Key Traits of Great Leaders. Retrieved on 2011, March 22 from http://www.entrepreneur.com/management/leadership/leadershipcolumnistpattyvogan/article163590.html

Santa Clara University, Tom Peters Group. Traits of a Good Leader. Retrieved on 2011, March 22 from http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadchr.html

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Chan Jing Jie (25)

I research on the great leader Adolf Hitler.

What traits do they possess?

Although he lead the people negatively, he did possess many leadership abilities and skills.

1. Determination and Perseverance

2. Courage

3. Influence and Good Example

4. Ambition

5. Initiative

6. Confidence

7. Knowledge

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

A good leader has to take everything in his stride. When handling difficult issues, a good leader has to remain calm at all times to have a clear mind. Being rash and irrational would only affect the situation and cause to be worse. He must not be affected by others' opinions and be bias in solving the problem. Analysis and Deduction o the problem is a necessary skill in good leaders. Understanding what had happened would allow the leader to have a clearer and bigger picture of the problem. Solving it would then be easier. In this situation, the leader must have the ability to keep everyone united as one. If you have heard of the story: One chopstick is easy to break, but a bundle of them would be very hard to break. Unity is important. No mater what crisis lies ahead, the leader must have the cooperation of everyone. Only then, this situations can be handle appropriately.



Best Regards

Chan Jing Jie 曾敬杰.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Loh Ching Wei, Joshua (12)

Great leaders must be caring, understanding, consistent, and be able to communicate and collaborate with their subordinates. He/She can inspire his workers to strive for the best. A great leader should be willing to accept challenges, be determined enough to lead his team through it and be able to go out of his comfort zone. And that is why the way a leader manages his team under pressure will determine how well a group will perform. A great leader knows how to appreciate differences. Instead of fighting over people's differences, a great leader knows how to utilise different people's strength and talent to strengthen his/her team performance.  Great leaders must be able to serve the people under him too and be willing to learn from them while at the same time teaching them. Furthermore, leaders are made, not born!   Anyone can become a leader as long as they follow the above principles.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Loh Cheng Ngee (05)

What traits do they possess?
Hitler had the uncanny ability to commit precise details to memory, particularly historical information, technical facts, economic statistics, and past personal experiences.
Hitler also possessed the ability to adjust his conversation to the mentality of his audience. He could discuss highly technical matters with industrialists, engage in political conversations with diplomats, or simplify complex problems to a level easily understood by the common working class. Hitler used this talent to build his self-confidence by not allowing himself to feel intimidated when surrounded by those of a higher educational or cultural background and could comfortably discuss such topics as art, music, or literature. Hitler also used this skill when he wanted to persuade someone to accept his point of view. He always knew why a person wanted to see him before they arrived and had his counter-arguments so well prepared that the individual would leave convinced that Hitler's logic was sound and not unreasonable.

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
A good leader would remain calm and composed, and think of the available solutions to the problem. A good leader would also get his whole team to decide on what they will do after a problem has arose, and have the team come to a consensus. A good leader will also be determined to solve the problem instead of leaving his team to deal with it. He will be courageous and strong-willed in times of crisis under stressful situations.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Tan Jian Hui (21)

A good leader does not necessarily mean a righteous or virtuous leader. A leader may only serve his own interests, while convincing people to do things for him. An example would be Vladimir Ilyich Lenin or Napoleon Bonaparte. Lenin is a great leader; as his party, Bolshevik Party seized power, he propagated the slogan "All Power to the Soviets" in his speeches. This particularly appealed to the working people (the proletariat) and the peasants, as much power was held by the bourgeoisie (middle classes). By using this tactics, he rallied support from these people. An example of a righteous leader would be Abraham Lincoln. As many people know, he fought for the emancipation of black slavery. This launched the Civil War, where he gave his famous Gettysburg Address, whether a nation "conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal" could survive. Slavery meant there were discriminations, and does not agree with the idea of equality. However, even after this, the "war" of anti-discrimination or segregation of blacks still continued, many great leaders have come forward, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela fighting the apartheid in South Africa. 

As can be seen from above, these leaders have left a significant mark in history, with their leadership, whether for the good or the bad. They possess traits that really gave them the charm, or with words and ideas. Therefore a good leader, can use words or ideas that appeal to a large public to convince them. Lenin worked on the ideal of "All Power to the Soviets", while Lincoln worked on the basis of the democracy and moral rightness. 

However a good leader faces crisis under stressful situations too. When the Confederate waged war against the Union, Lincoln went to the battlefield, giving orders. He introduced photographers to the battlefields, snapping moments of battle and dead bodies of soldiers, giving the general public an insight of the aftermath of war. Lincoln used this tactic well, as he used the peoples' beliefs well. His Gettysburg Address also served him well, as a thought-provoking speech that touched on the basis of equality and the forefathers who have the ideal of equality. Thus, a good leader must know what to do in a crisis, the next step could be the last step. Acting calmly and using basic "tools" well are just some of the ways extraordinary leaders cope with stressful situations. 

Source: Simon Seabag Montefiore. (2005). Speeches That Changed The World. Britain: Quercus Publishing Plc

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Lai Ziying (03)

The great leader whom I did research on was Adolf Hitler.

The traits he possessed were determination, decision-making, charisma, influential, persuasive.

I think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situation by having his top priorities and goals clearly in mind while managing his people well. He will manage his people by sharing with them honestly about the current situation and then come to a consensus for the decision as a whole team. The good leader will lead where the people want to go and where they should go. He cares for his people and serves them well by putting them in one of his priorities.

eLearning CE: Activity 3—Tor Ming En (22)

What traits does a leader possess?

The five leadership traits are honesty, forward-looking, competent, inspiring and intelligent. Honesty is important; if leaders are not honest, no one will be willing to listen to them, for fear of being cheated. Some leaders are also forward-looking, like Nelson Mandela, who is an activist against apartheid before being imprisoned for his cause. Those forward-looking leaders know what they want to achieve and which direction they are heading to; they are also good when it comes to planning, strategizing and thinking about the future.

Competency, on the other hand, is another trait a leader should possess. Many people will want to follow a competent leader; however, being over competent will cause others to think that one is very arrogant. Being inspiring is also important, as it tells people how one is going to change the world, thus many people will follow an inspiring leader. Last but not least, a leader must also have intelligence, which can be demonstrated by one's behavior and attitude. Being intelligent can also convince others to follow one to achieve a common goal.

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

A good leader is calm and composed when he is managing any crisis under stressful situations. He will not be overwhelmed by his emotions; instead, he will think of the people whom he is leading rather than himself. A good leader is decisive and courageous during times of need, and they will be willing to take risks to overcome obstacles in their way. Finally, a good leader will also be determined to solve the crisis under stressful situations; he will force themselves to solve the problem by hook or by crook, so as to get the team out of the slump they are in.

Citations: http://www.leadership501.com/five-most-important-leadership-traits/27/


I did my research on Gandhi. His traits which showed his leadership by having deep love for the people he was serving. He lead them with all his heart and tried everything to help them. Also he had a clear goal of how he wanted to do it and what he wanted to do. Every leader is faced with a hard decision. If i faced one i would sit at one corner wher no can disturb me and ponder over which choice will be better for our cause and the people i am leading.


eLearning CE: Activity 3 Lim Zhi Qi (04)

  • What traits do they possess?
  • I researched on Lee Kuan Yew and his traits are that he is meticulous, sometimes demanding and helpful. 

  • How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
  • I think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations by analyzing it, breaking it into smaller problems and solve them one by one. A good leader must know what they are doing and what is the next step. They must be calm enough to lead their team mates to continue to fight even if the odds are against them. The leader will also have to be patient with his team mates and help them whenever he can. He must be decisive to choose his choices carefully and be prepared to take any risks that come with his choice. He cannot be impatient and rush into attaining the results, this will in turn worsen the crisis. He must also be brave enough to take the responsibility for the risk and the consequence. 

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Khit Sue Lun (02)-- Extra Parts

I researched on Barack Obama.

- Integrity
- Respect
- Fairness
- Citizenship
- Caring
- Confidence

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Luke Tay (13)

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Great leaders care for other people.
They are positive and respect peoples decisions and ethics.
They make everyone happy wile working and can motivate people
They give everyone their full share of credit for their work.

A good leader would manage a crisis well and allows his group member not to get stressed and worn out. He'll make sure everyone laughs and has a good time as well as getting everyones spirits up. 

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Great leaders care for other people.
They are positive and respect peoples decisions and ethics.
They make everyone happy wile working and can motivate people
They give everyone their full share of credit for their work.

A good leader would manage a crisis well and allows his group member not to get stressed and worn out. He'll make sure everyone laughs and has a good time as well as getting everyones spirits up. 

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Shamus Seng (17)

Traits that superior leaders possess :

Mission: Leaders know what their mission is. They know why the
organization exists. A superior leader has a well thought out (often
written) mission describing the purpose of the organization. That
purpose need not be esoteric or abstract, but rather descriptive,
clear and understandable. Every employee should be able to identify
with the mission and strive to achieve it.

Vision: Where do you want your organization to go? A vision needs to
be abstract enough to encourage people to imagine it but concrete
enough for followers to see it, understand it and be willing to climb
onboard to fulfill it.

Goal: How is the organization going to achieve its mission and vision
and how will you measure your progress? Like a vision, goals need to
be operational; that is specific and measurable. If your output and
results can't be readily measured, then it will be difficult to know
if you have achieved your purpose. You may have wasted important
resources (time, money, people, and equipment) pursuing a strategy or
plan without knowing if it truly succeeded.

Competency: You must be seen by your advisors, stakeholders,
employees, and the public as being an expert in your field or an
expert in leadership. Unless your constituents see you as highly
credentialed--either by academic degree or with specialized
experience--and capable of leading your company to success, it will be
more difficult for you to be as respected, admired, or followed.
Practically speaking, not all executives immediately possess all of
the characteristics that spell success. Many leaders learn along the
way with hard work. As crises and challenges arise, those at the top
of the hierarchy have key opportunities to demonstrate to others that
they are in fact, qualified to be leaders. In actuality, greater
competency can be achieved as a leader gains more on-the-job

A strong team: Realistically, few executives possess all of the skills
and abilities necessary to demonstrate total mastery of every
requisite area within the organization. To complement the areas of
weakness, a wise leader assembles effective teams of experienced,
credentialed, and capable individuals who can supplement any voids in
the leader's skill set. This ability is what sets leaders apart from
others. However, the leader needs to be willing to admit he lacks
certain abilities and go about finding trusted colleagues to
complement those deficiencies. After building the team, the
entrepreneur needs to trust that team to understand issues, create
solutions, and to act on them.

Communication skills: It does little good to have a strong mission,
vision, and goals--and even a solid budget--if the executive cannot
easily and effectively convey his ideas to the stakeholders inside and
outside of the organization. He must regularly be in touch with key
individuals, by email, v-mail, meetings, or other forms of
correspondence. Of course, the best way to ensure other people receive
and understand the message is with face-to-face interactions.

out of the office or touring different sites is an irreplaceable
method of building rapport and sending and receiving messages.
"Management By Walking Around," or MBWA, meeting employees at their
workstations or conference rooms, or joining them for lunch are just a
few of the many effective approaches leaders can use to develop
positive contacts with employees.

Interpersonal skills: Successful entrepreneurs are comfortable
relating to other people; they easily create rapport and are at least
more extroverted than they are introverted. These factors help leaders
seem approachable, likeable, and comfortable in their position. Those
qualities contribute to staff wanting to interact with their leader.
They also help motivate employees to do a better job. When workers can
relate to their boss, they believe that their boss is more concerned
about them, with their performance, and with their output.
Furthermore, they believe that they can go to their boss with problems
they encounter on the job without fearing consequences for not knowing
how to resolve issues.

Not all entrepreneurs are adept at
interpersonal skills. Those that aren't, might find it helpful to take
a course, choose a mentor or locate a therapist to help them build
interpersonal skills. The intangible cost is too high to not improve
these abilities. In addition, here's where a strong team comes into
play. The less experienced leader who is still learning these skills
can rely on the team to get out and to "press the flesh," interact
with employees, and spread a positive attitude to help develop morale.

A "can do, get it done" attitude: Nothing builds a picture of success
more than achievement, and achievement is the number one factor that
motivates just about everyone across all cultures. When employees see
that their boss can lead and direct, has a clear vision and attainable
goals, and actually gains results in a timely manner, then that
person's credibility increases throughout the organization.
Entrepreneurs must modestly demonstrate their skills to give their
constituents valid reasons to appreciate and value their efforts.

Inspiration: Quite often, employees need someone to look up to for
direction, guidance, and motivation. The entrepreneur needs to be that
person. Hopefully, Human Resources has hired self-motivated
individuals. Nevertheless, there are times, when many employees need
the boss to inspire them by word or action. Employees need someone to
look up to, admire, and follow. Even when the production or delivery
of services looks like "it is all going well," the leader may at times
need to step in personally to offer a suggestion or encouragement to
ensure that employees perform their jobs in an optimal manner.

Ambition: Resting on your laurels is bad for employee morale and
entrepreneurial credibility. Employees need to be constantly striving
for improvement and success; and they need to see the same and more in
their leaders. When the boss is seen as someone who works to attain
increasingly higher goals, employees will be impressed and more
willing to mirror that behavior. It's a win-win for everyone.

How a good leader manages crisis under stressful conditions :

A good leader preservers under stressful conditions and be resilient
when crisis strikes, and will never procrastinate. Leaders must have a
strong sense of courage and determination to complete the task even
though "a 100kg weight is on their shoulders".

Sources :



eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Calvin heng Kee Hang(8)

Traits of a Good Leader

  • Honest — Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions. Deceptive behavior will not inspire trust.
  • Competent — Base your actions on reason and moral principles. Do not make decisions based on childlike emotional desires or feelings.
  • Forward-looking — Set goals and have a vision of the future. The vision must be owned throughout the organization. Effective leaders envision what they want and how to get it. They habitually pick priorities stemming from their basic values.
  • Inspiring — Display confidence in all that you do. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, you will inspire others to reach for new heights. Take charge when necessary.
  • Intelligent — Read, study, and seek challenging assignments.
  • Fair-minded — Show fair treatment to all people. Prejudice is the enemy of justice. Display empathy by being sensitive to the feelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.
  • Broad-minded — Seek out diversity.
  • Courageous — Have the perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Display a confident calmness when under stress.
  • Straightforward — Use sound judgment to make a good decisions at the right time.
  • Imaginative — Make timely and appropriate changes in your thinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems. Be innovative!
How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?

Actually I think a good leader would calm his team mates down and find out what has gone wrong.The leader would then identify the problems that caused this crisis and gain suggestions on solutions to this problem. The leader would then have a shared vision with his team mates and model the way towards the most logical solution available. A good leader would never give up though how worse the situation may be and take full responsibility of the consequences.


Best Regards,

Mr Calvin Heng Kee Hang 王麒翰
Treasurer S2-01

School of Science and Technology, Singapore
5 Clementi Ave 6, Singapore 129835
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Website: www.sst.edu.sg

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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Bryan Goh (7)

I personally think that there are 3 traits of a good leader—Respect, Trustworthiness and Responsibility. 

Why Respect? Firstly, if he doesn't treat anyone with respect, then no one will respect him too. 

Why Trustworthiness, If he cannot be trusted, there will not be any use. No one will listen to the leader. 

why Responsibility? If he is not responsible. Anything that comes to him, he will not bother about it. causing trouble to the group


With best regards,

Bryan Goh 吴健豪

Vice-Chairman of s2-01

School of Science and Technology, Singapore
5 Clementi Ave 6, Singapore 129835
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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Jonathan Soh Wei Ping(20)

What traits do they possess?
Traits: Charismatic, Influential, Calm, Determined.

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
A good leader would need to be calm when he faces a crisis. He then thinks out possible solutions out of these situations and chooses the most logical solution. With a charismatic and influential leader, people will follow him. Just like Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Marthin Luther King, Joseph Stalin, Wael Ghonim.  These people display the traits and manage to rally people together for a single cause.


Jonathan Soh Wei PIng 苏蔚斌
S2-01 Welfare and Service Learning Coordinator

School of Science and Technology, Singapore
5 Clementi Ave 6, Singapore 129835
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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Cheng Zhi Chao (10)

Anyone can be a good leader as long as they possess the skill to do it. Some say leaders are born; others say leaders are made. I think that both qualifies, but there is no better leader between the two. It takes skill and experience to be a good leader, and having the ability to think for self and others, and be able to make others do things for good purposes.

A good leader plans well and has good foresight. He or she has the ability to look out for opportunities and turn them to his or her advantage, as well as for the well-being of her followers. A leader can survive a crisis, however, they must also know how to handle it so everyone can work together to solve it. Sometimes, a crisis can be a opportunity. In 1929, Hitler knew about the Great Depression and thus there was unemployment in Germany. he promised jobs for the unemployed, and compulsory military service for men, and introduced building projects. This is how leaders can gain support; by turning problems to their advantage and gain support from people.

Leaders must be able to take charge of his followers. He must be able to settle disputes amongst his people as well as find out ways to make them happy. Yes, leaders are important, but without followers, a leader will have no one to lead. Leaders all have a common goal to share their views with their followers so they understand what he/she is doing, and so they can give support as well.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Grace Tan (01)

I researched on the life if Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party.
The traits he possessed were:
- Dedication
- Influence
- Bravery
- Firmness

I think a good leader would be able to handle the situation calmly and try to figure a way out. When crisis strikes, he would not give up so easily and keeps his cool so followers would not be alarmed and lose trust in him. A good leader would know what to do and how to tackle such problems and obstacles and is able to lead well and to not let anger and frustration take control of him.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Khit Sue Lun (02)

1) What traits do they possess?

Visible - By circulating around the workplace, you will appear more approachable and available. Take advantage of every opportunity to interact with co-workers. Be supportive of others and try to help out with the little things. 

Consistent - Don't be a tyrant one day and a pussycat the next. Flip-flopping between styles confuses members. Stick with one style of leadership. Those who look to you for leadership must know what to expect on a daily basis. Also, make decisions consistently. It is important not to bring personal feelings to the workplace. When dealing with members, stay focused on the situation or issue, not on the person. We connect with some workers better than others. Try not to let the relationship taint your response. Treat all members equally. 

Initiate - Try initiating conversations to help find better solutions. Asking questions is a great way to initiate conversations.

Positive - You set the tone for your environment. An optimistic attitude from a leader can carry over to others. What type of tone are you setting at the shop? Is it one of optimism or one of pessimism? Confidence is contagious; so is the lack of it. Employees mirror the tone that leaders set. Be an encourager.

Responsible - Leaders accept challenges as well as successes. If an employee makes a mistake, it is your responsibility to help him or her improve. Employees will never respect a leader who deflects criticism toward the team. Successful leaders 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. Focus on the needs of your employees. Often people feel afraid of, or intimidated by, management. Make sure you show people you are willing to listen to what they have to say, that they are important and worthy of your time.

Recognize - Most people care more about recognition from peers than about money. When an member performs well, let him or her know.

Communicate - Good leaders are good communicators. They clearly convey their message in a way that connects with the listener. Good leaders understand that you tailor your message to the needs of each worker.

Fun - A successful leader has fun in the process. Lightness can complement the seriousness of the job. A fun environment doesn't indicate a lack of professionalism. In fact, a fun environment contributes to the team's results and retention. 

Other traits

  1. The ability to learn from themselves and others, no matter the situation.
  2. A humbleness that is inspiring.
  3. Integrity, honesty and a strong moral compass
  4. Mental toughness and resilience under adversity.
  5. Capacity for love, compassion, sensitivity and understanding.
  6. Ability to breach the dichotomy between big vision and the smallest detail.
  7. Sincere respect for human dignity and genuine concern for others.
  8. Inspiring words, actions and emotions that propel others to go beyond their preconceived limits.
  9. The ability to renew themselves and others through story, humor, perspective and reflection.
2) How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
They will try to calm themselves down and think properly before reacting. Sudden outbursts of anger are deemed as useless in their eyes.

Citations- http://www.asashop.org/autoinc/jan2005/manage.htm


Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 eLearning Week: Instructions for ACTIVITY 3

Research on lives of a leader.
  • What traits do they possess?
  • How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
Submission of Work 
  1. Post your research in the blog (as shown in the googlesite) via email.
    • The class Character Education blog is newly created. You have not been invited as a co-author yet.
  2. Craft your research findings in an email.
    • Cite the resources that your referred in at the end of the write-up.
  3. Set the Subject title of the email to be: eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Your Name (Reg number)
    • Example: eLearning CE: Activity 3 Timothy Tan (25)
  4. Email your research to the email address given in the Googlesite.
    • Your post will be published automatically on this class Character Education's blog.