Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross
How effective a leader are you? How do you handle the people you lead?
Give yourself 10 points for each "yes" answer. If your score totals:
|70-100:||You´re a very effective leader! Keep up the good work.|
|50-60:||Not too bad -- try to improve|
|40 & under:||There´s definitely room for improvement. Plan now to take action to
improve your leadership skills.
Studies indicate there are 2 basic functions involved with groups.
The leader(s) in the chapter has the job of balancing both of these functions. Obviously, the job (social, w/m project) must be done. There is a "task" to be accomplished, and at the same time, the leader must maintain and encourage good relationships among the members of the chapter (maintenance).
Neither task nor maintenance must take precedence over the other, though. A good leader strives for balance, because both are essential to a successful and satisfied chapter!
General Eisenhower used to demonstrate the art of leadership with a simple piece of string. He´d put it on a table and say: pull it and it´ll follow wherever you wish. Push it and it will go nowhere at all. It´s just that way when it comes to leading people.
Here is a simple piece of string.