| The Leader Link is written to
provide news, insight, and assistance for CWEA's over
275 active leaders. An issue will have several types of
articles of interest to a wide cross-section of the
leaders and hopefully to the members they serve.
The Leader Link is a resource for leaders in
their leadership training needs, but is far from
comprehensive. We rely heavily on the mentorship that
our current (and past) leaders provide to those who are
starting to develop their skills.
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provide tips for leaders to include here.
Collected by Chuck Borkman, SARBS:
- Almost everyone likes change, and almost no one
wants to be changed.
- Define your personal values, and use them to guide
you in leading.
- Seek counsel from Past Presidents when faced with
- Focus on the priority issues to ensure success.
- To be a successful leader you must have an opinion
- If you're not having fun, you missed the point.
- You can't please all people... sometimes you have
to say no!
- Maintain all of the current practices, policies,
and principles - and add one new thing that you can
call your own.
- Prepare, prepare, prepare.
- Write and distribute the agenda 2 weeks before the
- Take notes on what you do - while you do it. Pass
the notes on to the person who replaces you.
- Look ahead for what you will be doing next.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions. Someone else is
probably as confused as you.
- Delegate what you can.
- Remember the questions you had, and answer them
for the next person.