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How to be a good leader (Tips)


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Now, I've wanted to be a leader for quite a while. I feel I was born to be one. Please post tips on important traits and things you think it takes to be a good leader.

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Just being a Leader in General.

Like for example. I'm the President of my Teen Youth Group. And I did good on our first meeting. I made what would usually be like a 20 min meeting to 2 1/2 hours. :) (PROUD)

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An age old quote by Sun Tzu is that a leader leads by example.

Also...

Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.

Pretty much just go and get a copy of The Art of War by Sun Tzu for a good crash course in it.

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Treat your men as you would your own beloved sons. And they will follow you into the deepest valley.

I got you this time.

Example:

A squadron is running through the forest. Delta Squad. (Gears of War)

Cole falls down and scrapes his knee.

Cole: God Da** it!

Marcus walks over and kisses his knee and puts a Hello Kitty bandage on it.

Marcus: I love you son. <3

Cole: What the fu**!?

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I got you this time.

Example:

A squadron is running through the forest. Delta Squad. (Gears of War)

Cole falls down and scrapes his knee.

Cole: God Da** it!

Marcus walks over and kisses his knee and puts a Hello Kitty bandage on it.

Marcus: I love you son. <3

Cole: What the fu**!?

Hehe, not quite to that extent, or to be taken so literal. What it means it to care for your men and their well being, rather than being abusive or overly-hard on them, and they will follow you into the gates of hell and back.

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Hehe, not quite to that extent, or to be taken so literal. What it means it to care for your men and their well being, rather than being abusive or overly-hard on them, and they will follow you into the gates of hell and back.

I know what you mean. Delta Squad is a good example.

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I know what you mean. Delta Squad is a good example.

I think Colonel Potter from M*A*S*H is a better example.

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I think Colonel Potter from M*A*S*H is a better example.

Could I get a pic of that? I forgot who he is.

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Could I get a pic of that? I forgot who he is.

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Haha, I don't really remember that guy, it has been forever since i've watched it though.

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Fairness

Firmness

Flawlessness

Fearlessness

I was expecting you Julius :)

Any other great tips? Like one of those bad ass replies that are huge :P

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Fairness

Firmness

Flawlessness

Fearlessness

What he said. Strategy as well as power is the best way to victory. AND be good to your men, yatayatayata. 

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...

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You know it's coming so I'm letting you prepare.

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No no no no no ...no.

...actually yes, but first-

This "I am a natural born leader" stuff makes you sound like a 5 year old. In order to be a leader you need experience, charisma, and above all decicive personality, unless you're american in which case it's decided on good looks/how square your jaw is. I remember seeing that fact on a documentry about macho dominance. They did a study on the US army ranks with macho features like broad shoulder, square jaw ect. Basicly the more macho you looked, the quicker you rise in the ranks.

Anyway, onto the topic and the first thing I would say is identifying when a situation requires leadership and when to give that role to someone else.

On a related note, be aware of the deferal of resposablity, aka. "Not my problem, I'm sure someone else will handle it." There are various examples but my fave has to be the US army in 'nam. New recruits would deliberatly fire over the heads of the enemy believing that the rest of the squad would do the killing. Of course when you have a whole squad doing that...

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I have to say i am quite the leader my self. but you want to lead a youth group? well. firstly make every boy feel important. and be very organzied. if your not get some one who is to help you out. Now, to make every body feel important you should value each of their oppions equaly and give them all large but meaning less tasks such as prering ten peices of paper with tape on every corner. Also give each of them time to throw out ideas. I have lead my neighbor hood gang to victory against the gangs across the streets meny times. i do so by having some people devolop weapons. the most efective of which is a hola-hoop on a rope. shounds retarted i know but you can beat the crap ot of people with it. i also had four kids gather braken pattle boats and repair them so we could cross this lake once. but that back fires couse as soon a we got of the boats we were swarmed.(Note we don't kill each other, just get some scares and bruises.

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(Sorry to go off topic but love the new avatar. Ublaz mad eyes nice choice!)

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I have to say i am quite the leader my self. but you want to lead a youth group?

NononononononononononononononoononononononononoNO. I do lead the youth group. I'm the President of it, I'm like in charge pretty much. And I'm the website editor...but that's a different story ;)

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Asking for tips on how to be a leader is rather hard. Most have their own style, but as long as you can make everyone being pleasant, and show good examples, it should be fine. IDK, being in a leader issue has never been a problem with me. I usually am, so I guess it just is learned from experience.

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Advice?

dont be afraid to ask for help from those who follow you, yeah a leader is supposed to make a lot of decisions, but not all questions can be answered from a single mind.

Never hide your feelings, if you are scared, worried, or angered, don't try to act cocky or people might call your bluff.....just make sure you do not act on those emotions when you have them.

(alls i gotz for now)

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NononononononononononononononoononononononononoNO. I do lead the youth group. I'm the President of it, I'm like in charge pretty much. And I'm the website editor...but that's a different story ;)

well i hope you read my post
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I'm sure everyone mentioned many of things I'll say but, greet them nicely every time, ask how their doing (you know engage in friendly convsation) and listen to what they all have to say. After thats said and done, try to make decsisions based upon what all had said so everyone continues to be happy (but you are of course able to make your own decisions, you are the leader afterall  :wink:) and treat them with respect. If you are allowed, do something they'll all enjoy like a movie or a "snack day". Thats all i can think up at any rate. Good luck and be careful!

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