What Makes an Effective Leader?

An effective leader can motivate, communicate well and plan effectively.  The qualities that make a leader involve creating fresh possibilities and moving a team forward to develop what is needed in their role.

The management of groups or teams within a school or college is very much dependent on the leader of the group.

The qualities which make a successful school team leader include:

The ability to provide clear directions by:

• establishing goals and standards

• communicating group goals

• involving people in target-setting

• delegating tasks with clarity

The encouragement of open, two-way communication by:

• being open and straight-forward when dealing with people

• being honest, direct and to-the-point

• establishing a climate of openness and trust

Willingness to coach and support people by:

• being supportive and helpful

• being constructive when dealing with poor performance

• supporting the aspirations of colleagues on the team

Recognition of objectives by:

• recognising and appreciating good performance

• acknowledging good performance and contributions publicly

The ability to establish on-going controls in order to:

• follow up important issues and actions

• give the team feedback on their performance

• encourage innovation and new ideas

• give clear-cut decisions when necessary

• demonstrate high levels of personal integrity

Do you agree with the qualities listed above?

What’s missing?

What makes a GREAT leader rather than a good one?

Primary Training Courses
Take a look at our full range of training courses for primary and EYFS staff.
Inhouse
Train more staff at the same time with our huge range of Inhouse courses.
DVDs
Our DVDs are ideal for your next staff INSET or ongoing development.
 
Find a Course
 
   
 
Select one or a combination of the options below to find your perfect course.
Subject
Job Role
Phase
Focus Area
 

 
Home
Training
About our Courses
Find a Course
Attending a Course
Primary Courses
Pre-book Course Savings
CPD Coordinators
New Courses for 2014/15
Inschool Training
Inschool Training for Staff
Inschool Training for Students
Primary Inschool
International Inschools
Inschool Brochure
Make an Enquiry
DVD
Positive Behaviour Management
Creative Experiments
Leadership Recruitment
Our Associates
Flexible Appointments
Make an Enquiry
Consultancy
School Improvement
Subject Evaluation
Preparing for Ofsted
Coaching & Mentoring
Make an Enquiry
Company
About Us
Work for Us
International
Customer Services