Social Leadership by Catherine Dodart

Social Leadership: is having the ability to support, coach, and motivate others. Social leadership can take on many forms such as having the ability to unite a team, lead by example, and help mediate conflicts when they arise. It’s caring about others needs before your own and looking for the common interest of a group to help lead to success.

An example I found of this was on Remember The Titans where Gary and Julius both show leadership to unite the team.

We all have someone that we know who has been an example of social leadership whether that was a captain on an athletics team, a leader in the church, or even some of our close friends and family members. One of my cheer squad captains was a great example of this type of leadership. She was motivating, supportive, and looked out for the teams best interest. She would place others needs before her own and provide the safety necessary for those who would be stunting. Being a social leader is making sure that everyone’s voice in the group can be heard and they want the well being of their teammates. In conclusion, social leadership can build morale, strengthen us as individuals, and bring people together.

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  1. #1 by btobiasson on May 22, 2012 - 10:40 PM

    It’s interesting to see the effects of what just one leader can do. For example, police well know about the effects of leaders in groups and you can see online that they have tactics specifically created to take out leaders in riot situations. It’s also interesting to see what kind of effect that has on the crowd in different circumstances too.

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