Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE Activity - Balram Sharma (#06)

Good leaders should be confident and talented. They should be passionate and compassionate, and should be disciplined. After all, all leaders need to follow the rules that they are bound to. Leaders must be creative and persistent. They should inspire those under their leadership.

I think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations by keeping calm and thinking rationally. They do not over-react, nor do they make rash decisions in their rage or state of panic. Good leaders should be able to keep all that they are in charge of under control in these situations. They should be decisive and should be able to make good decisions as quickly as possible. 

A good leader should be able to exercise self-control and persistence in times of crisis. The way I see it, a good leader who cannot control him/herself and persevere in times of crisis cannot lead a team through times of crisis, and is, therefore, not a good leader. 

All in all, a good leader should be confident, talented, passionate, compassionate, disciplined, persistent and able to control him/herself, not only in times of crisis, but all the time. He or she should be rational-minded, too. These skills and traits, in my opinion,  are necessary to become or be a good leader.

Written by: Balram Sharma (#06, S1-03)

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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Terrence (20)

Terrence Neo
S1-03
Reg No. 20

The 5 Traits are:
  1. Honest
  2. Forward-Looking
  3. Competent
  4. Inspiring
  5. Intelligent


Having the right team supporting the besieged leader is critical. "There must be an expectation of mutual trust and respect," she says. "You need a team you support and a team that supports you. You need that trust."

When facing a crisis, she says the best leaders are able to make sense of the situation early on and separate the noise of the crisis from what really matters — the people who are adversely affected by the situation or the leader's response to it. Another important early step is to take the perspective of key stakeholders. Others will experience the crisis differently than the leader, and unless she or he can empathize with them, it will be difficult to identify response strategies or make decisions that will meet their needs and expectations.

A last bit of advice is to be human. "Show grace and integrity during a crisis," she says. "Demonstrate compassion."


eLearning CE: Activity 3 - zhuo deming(22)


Characteristics of a Good Leader

Whether it is team leadership, corporate leadership or global leadership, the basic traits of a good leader remain common. Additional positive characteristics may be required, depending upon their field of work. Here are some of the characteristics of a good leader.

Self Leadership: This is probably the most important characteristic of a good leader. It asserts that only when a leader leads himself towards excellence, will he be able to lead his followers on the same path.

Personal Leadership: This is a <="" a=""> that is commonly observed in good leaders. Personal leadership enables them to take charge of their lives and instill the same desire in their followers. It is a motivational leadership trait, that all leaders must have or strive to acquire.

Confidence: Believing in their own abilities is an essential trait of a good leader. Unless and until he has confidence in his abilities he will not be able to lead effectively.

Character: A leader's character plays a vital role in determining the effectiveness of his leadership. Trustworthiness and honesty are the two important aspects of a leader's character. Even a slight flaw in his character will lead to the followers, not believing in his ways. Therefore, he should follow all the set leadership principles.

Communication: Effective communication is a vital leadership trait of a good leader. He should be able to put across what needs to be done and how. At the same time, he should be willing to accept relevant suggestions from his subordinates. He should have the ability to listen, question, analyze and observe effectively. He should believes that actions speak louder than words.

Knowledge: Being highly knowledgeable about his field of work is an essential characteristic of a good leader. Only when he himself is thorough with his field of work, will he be able to guide, solve problems and queries and train his subordinates appropriately. This is also a quality required for leadership development.

Respect: A good leader does not demand or command respect, he earns it. Respect should not be restricted only from the followers to the leader, it needs to be mutual. All team players should be respected and if the leader sets an example for this, the team will follow undoubtedly. This could be a vital characteristic of a strong leader.

Vision: Being a good leader requires that the person is able to think, considering the future and giving it equal importance as the present. He should be able to successfully convince his followers and make them understand the need for change, which will ultimately result in the achievement of their common goals.

Attitude: Sporting a positive attitude, even in the worst of situations is a characteristic of a good leader. He should be able to instill the same in his followers, by appropriate motivation and problem solving techniques. The attitude of a leader is an important determinant in the successful overcoming of leadership challenges.

Strategic Leadership: This is an important aspect of <="" a=""> and leadership skills. This includes planning and organizing of team activities, allotment of tasks and responsibilities, effective time management, etc.

And most importantly, to make a good leader, it is necessary to be passionate towards the work he does. His team should have a zeal towards the achievement of their goals.

The above mentioned traits of a good leader, can be acquired through various leadership books, that talk about various aspects of good leadership like transformational leadership, leadership models, leadership strategies and different leadership styles. There are also a number of leadership programs and leadership courses, that can help train potential leaders in acquiring some of the characteristics of a good leader. 

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Lee Jee Hoon (13)

             There are many types of leaders in this world. There are also many types of leaders too. However, all the leaders have some points in common. Firstly, they are responsible. No one would trust a person who has no responsibility as their agreements would not meet well easily. Also, it will lead the group to the end when they're not well-taken care of, not knowing how they are doing. Secondly, all the leaders have respect towards others. A leader does not mean he or she can control people in anyway they want. Leader must know that he or she is also the part of the group, with more rights in more important position but still same as the others. They must respect the group members of him or her and work for the group, not solely for the leader's benefit. 
             When leaders face a situation when they are in difficult decision or disagreements among the group, he or she must first understand about other people first before they speak their opinion out. Leaders cannot be selfish or one-sided as it will not be fair for the others who disagree with it. Then, leaders must not use force to make peace but use non-violence. It is not good to force people to do as this will cause defiance.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Gregory (09)

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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Gregory Ooi (09)

Being a leader, is not about forcing. At any rate of action he does, he should, perhaps, muse, before commanding. Despite having the authority to actually command, the leader must also learn to control his emotions, not enabling it to overwhelm him. It actually takes courage and guts to do such things. Each leader has a speciality; a unique, special way of commanding. There are actually two: the silent one, and the 'noisy' one. The silent one usually seldom talks, he only commands through notes, or with hand gestures. The silent one knows that there are people out there, talking bad about him, mentioning that he is too lenient; too timid to speak out loud. Now, why do I say 'noisy'? Well, it is mainly because I just figure out the right word(sorry...). Anyway, as to the 'noisy' leader, he speaks through the mike often. Shouting out names, getting people to obey. It isn't that all easy on him. People will actually think of him as a bossy person. He does not mean it, but he doesn't know how to handle it. People might resent him, but he knows that it is right of him to do whatever he is doing. 
The controlling of the emotions is the most important, for it does differentiate you from the rest. 

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 eLearning CE: Activity 3 Julian Tan (11)


Leaders do not command excellence, they build excellence. Excellence is "being all you can be" within the bounds of doing what is right for your organization. To reach excellence you must first be a leader of good character. You must do everything you are supposed to do. Organizations will not achieve excellence by figuring out where it wants to go, then having leaders do whatever they have to in order to get the job done, and then hope their leaders acted with good character. This type of thinking is backwards. Pursuing excellence should not be confused with accomplishing a job or task. When you do planning, you do it by backwards planning. But you do not achieve excellence by backwards planning. Excellence starts with leaders of good and strong character who engage in the entire process of leadership. And the first process is being a person of honorable character.






UNHCR work in the field can sometimes be routine, but it often becomes crisis work. Staff at all levels in UNHCR tend to be highly-motivated individuals who are deeply committed to humanitarian work. However, although they may be technically proficient in various specialized skills, they often have little preparation for the effects of an emergency situation or, as in some camps, a continuous crisis atmosphere.

Accumulated stress affects not only personal morale and individual performance, but also organizational effectiveness. When the effects of stress are unrecognized and become negative, work suffers. Not only is there loss of productivity, but the staff member may become so frustrated that he/she will leave the field, embittered and critical of the organization and filled with a sense of personal failure.

This type of reaction is often referred to as "burnout" and the main purpose of this guide is to help you, as a team manager:

to be aware of the potential stress risks;

to learn how to help your staff work through a crisis in order to avoid breakdowns in functioning at both personal and organizational levels.

A disaster situation is an overwhelming experience for all involved and victims are not limited to those who are immediately recognisable as refugees. The latter are, of course, the direct victims of the situation; families left behind and others close to the refugees being indirect victims. UNHCR staff, because of the stress they absorb, fall into a third category of "hidden victims".





CE eLearning week

Leaders do not command excellence, they build excellence. Excellence is "being all you can be" within the bounds of doing what is right for your organization. To reach excellence you must first be a leader of good character. You must do everything you are supposed to do. Organizations will not achieve excellence by figuring out where it wants to go, then having leaders do whatever they have to in order to get the job done, and then hope their leaders acted with good character. This type of thinking is backwards. Pursuing excellence should not be confused with accomplishing a job or task. When you do planning, you do it by backwards planning. But you do not achieve excellence by backwards planning. Excellence starts with leaders of good and strong character who engage in the entire process of leadership. And the first process is being a person of honorable character.






UNHCR work in the field can sometimes be routine, but it often becomes crisis work. Staff at all levels in UNHCR tend to be highly-motivated individuals who are deeply committed to humanitarian work. However, although they may be technically proficient in various specialized skills, they often have little preparation for the effects of an emergency situation or, as in some camps, a continuous crisis atmosphere.

Accumulated stress affects not only personal morale and individual performance, but also organizational effectiveness. When the effects of stress are unrecognized and become negative, work suffers. Not only is there loss of productivity, but the staff member may become so frustrated that he/she will leave the field, embittered and critical of the organization and filled with a sense of personal failure.

This type of reaction is often referred to as "burnout" and the main purpose of this guide is to help you, as a team manager:

to be aware of the potential stress risks;

to learn how to help your staff work through a crisis in order to avoid breakdowns in functioning at both personal and organizational levels.

A disaster situation is an overwhelming experience for all involved and victims are not limited to those who are immediately recognisable as refugees. The latter are, of course, the direct victims of the situation; families left behind and others close to the refugees being indirect victims. UNHCR staff, because of the stress they absorb, fall into a third category of "hidden victims".


eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Allen kim (12)

1)Leaders do not command excellence, they build excellence. Excellence is "being all you can be" within the bounds of doing what is right for your organization. To reach excellence you must first be a leader of good character. You must do everything you are supposed to do. Organizations will not achieve excellence by figuring out where it wants to go, then having leaders do whatever they have to in order to get the job done, and then hope their leaders acted with good character. This type of thinking is backwards. Pursuing excellence should not be confused with accomplishing a job or task. When you do planning, you do it by backwards planning. But you do not achieve excellence by backwards planning. Excellence starts with leaders of good and strong character who engage in the entire process of leadership. And the first process is being a person of honorable character.






2)In stressful situation,he should talk to his teammates about it or relax and think positive rather than blame the group members.If more help is needed the leader should probably ask his teammates for help.


source: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadchr.html

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Ethan Lee (8)

1.What traits do the possess?

The leader must be capable,be initiative and the power to influence
•Capable because the leader must be capable otherwise the people under him will not have trust in the leader and the leader must capable so in case of trouble he can figure out what to do.
•Be initiative because the people under you might be struggling so he must have the initiative to help them and if the group is struggling he must have the initiative to ask the teacher or someone for help.
•The power to influence because the leader must set as a good example and with the power to influence the people under you would want to follow your example.

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

I think that the leader would cool down and look at the situation and think about how to ease the situation.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Sharifa Suhailah (04)

1.) A leader must be outspoken, open-minded, patient, have a sense of never giving up and have the ability to influence others. All the qualities are important as a leader should be able to state his opinions and ideas. His ideas could be of a great contribution to his group or team. A leader should also be open minded as he should be able to listen to others' suggestions and ideas, not only thinking that he's own ideas are best. A leader should be patient. Especially when facing challenges. He should not give up but attempt the challenge again and again until it is conquered. Lastly, according to my opinion, a great leader should be able to influence others. I think that it is the most important quality, but also the toughest. Having the ability to influence others is important and useful as it can change a person into doing the right things.


2.) Under a stressful situation, a leader should think of ways to solve the problem he's facing instead of freaking out. Getting all the help he can get, asking help from friends and teachers. Even though stressed, he should have the motivation to complete the work and should be determined. 


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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Jemaimah (1)

A leader must be supportive of others and try to help out with the little things. Consistent- those who look to you for leadership must know what to expect on a daily basis. Also, make decisions consistently. Initiate- try initiating conversations to help find better solutions. Asking questions is a great way to initiate conversations. Positive- an optimistic attitude from a leader can carry over to others.  Responsible- leaders accept challenges as well as successes. Listen- the most important characteristic of a leader is being a good listener. Make sure you show to your group mates that you are willing to listen to what they have to say, that they are important and worthy of your time. Communicate- good leaders are good communicators. They clearly convey their message in a way that connects with the listener. Fun- lightness can complement the seriousness of the job. 

When a leader is under a stressful situation, he/she will try to relieve it without harming others. 

Traits of a Good Leader

TRAITS OF A GOOD LEADER
A good leader is someone who is:
Caring, so that he does not over-work his teammates 
Responsible, so he will be responsible for his team's actions
Trustworthy, so that his team members will not be suspicious of his actions which will lead them to splitting up of the team 
Inspiring, so he will be able to set a good example for his teammates to follow, 
Just, so he will judge fairly,
Not"shallow" so that he will think about his actions and how they will affect others, Creative, so that he will be able to think out of the box and lead his team to success, Confident, so he will be able to lead effectively, vision, so he will be able to successfully convince his followers and make them understand the need for change, which will ultimately result in the achievement of their common goal, 
Last but not least, he/she should have Good communication skills in order for him to convey his message to the team clearly.

By Joshua Leong

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eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Adam (18)

A good leader must display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all his or her actions. He must base his actions on reason and moral principles. He set goals and have a vision of the future. He displays confidence in everything that he does. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, he will inspire others to reach for new heights. 

For a leader to manage stress, he must be open to feedback and criticism. He should also stop doing things that are not productive and wastes time. In leadership positions, the leader tend to work a lot of days. The leader should be careful not to overdo it. 

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Definition of a Leader

leader is "a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal". A mnemonic for this definition would be 3P's - Person, People and Purpose as illustrated by the following diagram.

Person

Is leadership a position of office or authority? Or, is leadership an ability in the sense that he is a leader because he leads? We all may know or hear of people who are in positions of leadership but who are not providing leadership. A position of office is no guarantee of leadership but it helps in the sense that a leadership position usually commands a listening ear from its people and that is a good starting point for anyone who desires to be a leader.

A leader by its meaning is one who goes first and leads by example, so that others are motivated to follow him. This is a basic requirement. To be a leader, a person must have a deep-rooted commitment to the goal that he will strive to achieve it even if nobody follows him!


Source: http://www.vtaide.com/gleanings/leader.htm


CE - activity 3 (Gregory Ooi S1-03)

Definition of a Leader

leader is "a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal". A mnemonic for this definition would be 3P's - Person, People and Purpose as illustrated by the following diagram.

Person

Is leadership a position of office or authority? Or, is leadership an ability in the sense that he is a leader because he leads? We all may know or hear of people who are in positions of leadership but who are not providing leadership. A position of office is no guarantee of leadership but it helps in the sense that a leadership position usually commands a listening ear from its people and that is a good starting point for anyone who desires to be a leader.

A leader by its meaning is one who goes first and leads by example, so that others are motivated to follow him. This is a basic requirement. To be a leader, a person must have a deep-rooted commitment to the goal that he will strive to achieve it even if nobody follows him!


Source: http://www.vtaide.com/gleanings/leader.htm

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Sarah 'Aqilah Johari (03)

A good leader must have a balanced persona, is team oriented, is just and impartial, a good listener, is a role model and not the boss, has confidence in self and the ones whom he or she works with, has communication skills, focus, takes responsibility and ownership, is approachable and believes in follow up.

If the leader is in a stressful situation, he or she could use follow up. Projects that are commenced without a proper follow up always has mistakes and lacks perfections, and hence the achievement of targets and goals are delayed. It's important to walk the talk.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Jemaimah (1)

A leader must be visible, courageous, consistent, initiate, positive, responsible, listen, recognize, communicate and fun. When a leader is under a stressful situation, he/she will try to relieve it without harming others. 


eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Dylan Goh (7)

They must have balanced persona, be team oriented, just and impartial, good listener and be a role model instead of a boss.

They will be able to manage it by calming themselves down, not screaming at his or her teammates if he or she is in a bad situation.http://www.buzzle.com/articles/traits-of-a-good-leader.html


eLearning CE: Activity 3 - vemulapalli sri dhruti (05)

Inspire not Command.

The best leader will inspire his followers. He will lead, yet people will not feel that they are being led. If you direct people through issuing proclamations and directives, you will come up against opposition and resistance. The most effective leadership is to help others feel they are working from their own initiative. To inspire your fellow workers in this way, it is necessary to lead by example and offer encouragement where appropriate.

Have Confidence and Belief.

Confidence and belief are important for effective leadership. The nature of the human mind is to expect the worst senario. Unless a leader can maintain a clear vision of where he wishes to go, others will not follow. If a leader has an iron will and tremendous self belief, he can can inspire others very powerfully to pursue the ideal.

Be willing to admit Mistakes.

A good leader needs the strength to ignore criticism. However, many leaders make the mistake of thinking this means that they can never admit they are wrong. Actually, this stubbornness is usually the result of their own ego. They don't want to admit their mistakes because they feel this would make them look stupid. However, to persist with the wrong strategy, just to try and prove yourself correct, is the worst thing a leader can do. A leader should ignore his ego and change course if events prove different to expectations. People appreciate a leader who can admit his mistakes, but if you keep making mistakes all the time people will lose faith in your competence.


source:  http://www.srichinmoybio.co.uk/blog/

Sources From Muhamad Danish (19)

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

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Muhamad Danish (19)

Some sit and pontificate about whether leaders are made or born. The true leader ignores such arguments and instead concentrates on developing the leadership qualities necessary for success. In this article, we are going to discuss five leadership traits or leadership qualities that people look for in a leader. If you are able to increase your skill in displaying these five quality characteristics, you will make it easier for people to want to follow you. The less time you have to spend on getting others to follow you, the more time you have to spend refining exactly where you want to go and how to get there.

The five leadership traits/leadership qualities are:

  1. Honest
  2. Forward-Looking
  3. Competent
  4. Inspiring
  5. Intelligent

These five qualities come from Kouzes and Posner's research into leadership that was done for the book The Leadership Challenge.

Your skill at exhibiting these five leadership qualities is strongly correlated with people's desire to follow your lead. Exhibiting these traits will inspire confidence in your leadership. Not exhibiting these traits or exhibiting the opposite of these traits will decrease your leadership influence with those around you.

It is important to exhibit, model and display these traits. Simply possessing each trait is not enough; you have to display it in a way that people notice. People want to see that you actively demonstrate these leadership qualities and will not just assume that you have them. It isn't enough to just be neutral. For example, just because you are not dishonest will not cause people to recognize that you are honest. Just avoiding displays of incompetence won't inspire the same confidence as truly displaying competence.

The focus of each of these five traits needs to be on what people see you do�not just the things they don't see you do. Being honest isn't a matter of not lying�it is taking the extra effort to display honesty.


eLearning CE: Activity 3 -Teh Howe Wee(21)

A leader must be honest, forward-looking, bold, straightforward, competent, inspiring, smart, fair-minded, broad-minded, brave and creative. A good leader will not relieve stress by harming or hurting anyone physically or mentally. He must still b able to sow leadership in times of stress and frustration.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Marcus Loh (16 )

1. A leader must be a great communicator.

Good leaders are usually great orators and persuaders. They're very comfortable with public speaking and are very inspiring people.  with this communication ability, people are most likely want to work with him in future.

2. A leader must learn from others.

A good leader makes mistakes at some time. That is fine but the most other important thing is to learn from their and other mistakes.


eLearning CE: Activity 3 -Teh Howe Wee

A leader must be honest, forward-looking, bold, straightforward, competent, inspiring, smart, fair-minded, broad-minded, brave and creative. A good leader will not relieve stress by harming or hurting anyone physically or mentally. He must still b able to sow leadership in times of stress and frustration.

eLearning CE: Activity 3- Lee Yong Lin(14)

A leader must be truthful, capable, bold, encouraging, courageous and able to cope with stress. A leader must also think of the future to come and think of the people when making a decision. They must also take care of their people and make sure that they live their lives conveniently. A leader must also be a role model and set an example to their people. A leader must also have self-discipline and creative so that they can come up with brilliant ideas to improve lives.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Ho Zong Han(10)

Traits of a leader
They Inspire not Command.
The best leader will inspire his followers. He will lead, yet people will not feel that they are being led. If you direct people through issuing proclamations and directives, you will come up against opposition and resistance. The most effective leadership is to help others feel they are working from their own initiative. To inspire your fellow workers in this way, it is necessary to lead by example and offer encouragement where appropriate.

They Have Confidence and Belief.

Confidence and belief are essential for effective leadership. The nature of the human mind is to doubt and expect the worst. Unless a leader can maintain a clear vision of where he wishes to go, others will not follow. If a leader has an iron will and tremendous self belief, he can can inspire others very powerfully to pursue the ideal.


They are willing to admit Mistakes.

A good leader needs the strength to ignore criticism. However, many leaders make the mistake of thinking this means that they can never admit they are wrong. Actually, this stubbornness is usually the result of their own ego. They don't want to admit their mistakes because they feel this would make them look stupid. However, to persist with the wrong strategy, just to try and prove yourself correct, is the worst thing a leader can do. A leader should ignore his ego and change course if events prove different to expectations. People appreciate a leader who can admit his mistakes, but if you keep making mistakes all the time people will lose faith in your competence.

They Learn From Others.

A good leader should be constantly learning and improving. We should learn from our mistakes, but also we should read the counsel of experts. It is a mistake to feel that all we need is a strong will. Good Leadership requires wisdom and a humility to learn. A leader who thinks he knows everything, is destined to get into trouble. 

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/do-you-have-the-characteristics-of-an-effective-leader/

eLearning CE: Activity 3 Loynes Poh Kai Bin-(17)

Traits of a leader are honest,competent,forward-looking,inspiring,intelligent,fair minded.broad-minded,courageous,straightforward and imaginative.
A good leader will try to relief his or her stress by doing something which do not do any harm to any one or any thing.A good leader must also perform well in  a stressful condition.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Nur Fathiah (2)

A leader must be truthful, capable, bold, encouraging, courageous and able to cope with stress. A leader must also think of the future to come and think of the people when making a decision. They must also take care of their people and make sure that they live their lives conveniently. A leader must also be a role model and set an example to their people. A leader must also have self-discipline and creative so that they can come up with brilliant ideas to improve lives.

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 table below) 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.