More on Leadership!
The Latino Community needs good leaders!
The Latino community needs people of action, good role models, and good leaders to help bring more of us to the next level!
Empower and engage yourself. Increase your capacity to be a good leader. Don't leave it up to someone else!
You can make a real, positive difference as a leader of yourself, your family, your job or career, your group, and in the community. Prepare!
Here is some useful info and tools on various aspects of leadership that we hope you find useful!
Leading Yourself: ask yourself these questions!
Ask yourself some key questions!
Three questions to ask yourself:
The foundation of leadership includes:
Team Decision-Making Tools
Your family is a team!
Leaders know that very often it's key for team members to take part in some decision-making. Allowing the team to have input and participate in forming goals and plans can lead to better results. Team members take away a greater sense of ownership. Important team decision-making tools include:
Preparing Your Plans!
Making your team effective!
As a leader, you have the responsibility to prepare and/or approve the plans needed for goal achievement:
Planning Guidelines Tool:
Leaders must Communicate effectively!
Keeping everyone informed is a must!
Everyone, starting with group members, need to be in the know. Effective leaders give everyone the low down to make sure that all are on the same page.
Your message should include:
Give the reason you're asking. State your idea or request. Summarize it. Reinforce its benefits: why it makes sense; how it helps us reach our goal(s); how it helps complete an action plan; what's in it for for the receiver; review & discuss key steps.
Communication is a two-way street. Here's a checklist for being a good listener:
Valuing Diversity in Others!
ROPE: Diversity can increase a team's effectiveness & reach!
Conflict resolution keeps folks happy & motivated!
Conflicts degrade the effectiveness and vitality of your team. It's important to acknowledge them and resolve them quickly. Leaders don't avoid this. Hopefully, your folks have sincere differences of opinion and are not just trying to create upheaval. Steps to resolve conflicts are: