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How to Be an Effective Group Leader by Bill D. Schul

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1 – On Being Chosen Leader

You have been elected to serve as a leader. You may be pleased about this and looking forward to the role. On the other hand, you may feel honored by being so named but anxious about the assignment and fearful that you will be unable to handle the job successfully. Bear in mind that any person selected to lead a group, club, committee, organization, lodge, or whatever, would likely feel much the same way. There is some comfort in the knowledge.

Some person or group selected you for leadership responsibility because they had confidence in your personal qualifications for leadership. You should not consider this confidence of others as a burden, for they do not expect perfection of you. Examine the qualities that others ...

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