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Leadership
Edgar Jopson (EdJop) Training
Center for Student Leaders
John Lord Escatron
28 September 2016

Defining Leadership
Art or a process of influencing people
so that they willingly and
enthusiastically achieve the goals of
the organization.
Employs creativity, flexibility and
scientific analysis
A continuous and dynamic activity

Some Types of Leaders


1. Bureaucratic type of leadership
confined to bureaucratic processes and
administrative work
Characterized by hierarchy in which a leader
depends on the position one holds

2. Nominal leadership
ones position is merely for names sake
merely extra-curricular activity to add up to
their resume

Fundamental Questions
How did we get into leadership?
Who are our constituents and what are their
objective interests?
To what direction or goal are we leading
them?
How could we mobilize them to reach those
goal and direction?

Rooted in the objective interests of our


constituents, who are the students.

Basic Principles in
Effective Leadership

Trust in the Strength and Capabilities


of our Constituents and of the Masses
Giving full play to the potentials,
initiatives and creativity of the
members of the organization
Act according to the objectives,
interests and capacity

Scientific Analysis
Decisions are based on concrete
conditions
Realistic and relevant
Not dictated by chance or hasty and
emotional whims

What makes a good leader?


Leadership requires committed and
determined leaders
Works along with the students and
never above them
leading is serving

A student leader:
1. Has confidence in his/her own capacity
especially in the collective capacity of the
organization;
2. He/she puts the interests of the organization
above personal interests;
3. He/she strives to relate well with all the
members and leaders of the organization
without compromising the basic principles of
the organization;

A student leader:
4. Is courageous and unwavering in
his/her stand to promote the protection
and advancement of the genuine
students interests;
5. Trains other members who have
potential t o lead;
6. Accepts criticisms and rectifies errors.

Method for Effective


Leadership
Listening
Observation
Helpful Questions
Encouragement
Synthesizing
Mutual Learning
Flexibility
Timing
Planning

Responsibilities of a Leader
Promote the unity of the students in the stand and
action;
Protect the students interests against all negative
forces;
Educate the students to be self-reliant and to trust
in their collective strength to attain their
democratic aspirations.
Know the condition of the members.

Responsibilities of a Leader
Conduct research and investigation. All sides of the
issue or problem at hand must be studied and
discussed to decide on the correct solution.
Immediately disseminate among the members the
policies and programs.
Ensure the implementation of its policies and programs.
Devise a sound and effective feedback mechanism for
the members reaction/responses.
Conduct regular assessments on implementation of its
programs and feedback of the

Bring out the leader in


you!