Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Samuel Ong (15)

Leader : Barrack Obama 

He possess a good mouth as he is able to speak well and confidently in front of large crowds and his talks are always very persuasive . This is probably why he is the President of The United States of America .

Although many people were against him at first , he faced every situation with lots of courage and always rose to the occasion . He knows what he wants to talk about and how to go about achieving this result . He speaks with accurate English too . He is also responsible for the things he says . Like how he said that he would stop the war in Iraq .

In the world's economic crisis , he tried his best in helping the world improve the economy and he has clearly demonstrated all the traits of a leader .

eLearning CE:Activity 3 Daniel Chan(07)

I believe that a good leader should always have a listening ear,be it listening to others problems or when they want to state their opinions.A good leader must be responsible and not push the blame to others for his/her own mistakes.Good leaders have to be able to speak their mind and not be afraid,and also be able to inspire confidence in others and make them follow in their footsteps.A good leader is not one who sits on the chair of luxury and slave around others,telling them what to do for his own goals.A good leader would instead guide others towards their own goals,and also help them become good leaders themselves.

I think that a good leader would be able to remain clam no matter what kind of crisis is going on and with any kind of situation.He or she would be able to think things through carefully and decide the best possible course of action.However,a good leader would also know that he or she can rely on peers for help,be it their opinion on certain things or help for different projects.

Daniel Chan(07)

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Tay Kun Yao (19)

What traits do a Leader possess?

A leader must have some of these traits in order to lead others. These traits are Communication Skills, Good Listener, have Confidence and finally, takes Responsibility and Ownership.

A leader needs good Communication Skills because he needs to convey his message to others. A leader has to be able to motivate others and this can be done by communicating with them. Furthermore, by communicating, a leader's peers would know what the leader expects and wants from them.

A leader has to be a Good Listener. Being a Good Listener would earn the leader respect from his/her peers, Being a Good Listener would help the leader earn trust from his peers. Listening to what your peers have to say about a certain project, such as giving ideas or problems about a certain solution, would help your progress and your peers would also listen to you.

A leader needs to have Confidence. This is most important. A leader cannot have a give-up attitude. Having Confidence in yourself would influence your peers around you to also have confidence in themselves to be able to complete a certain task. Having Confidence, your peers would believe that it is not the end. To have Confidence, you must keep calmed and know that you can eventually solve the problem.

At last,

A leader needs to have Responsibility and Ownership. This is also one of the most important traits that a leader must have. If a leader does not take Responsibility and Ownership for himself (His Actions/Work) and for his team members, it proves that he is not a successful/promising leader (Online). If a leader doesn't have Responsibility, a task would never get completed and without taking ownership for your actions, you'll not be respected or seen as a good leader by your peers.

How do you think a Good Leader manages crisis under stressful situations?

I think a Good Leader should remain calm and know that it is not the end yet, the world still continues spinning. A Good Leader can remain calm if he thinks positively like going to his happy place or simply know that there's a solution to every situation including this crisis.

After remaining calm, he/she could seek help from his peers or family members. He should not be afraid to lose face by asking someone who does not know much about your situation, because you'll never know that he/she that you asked may come up with a great idea or be an inspiration for you. 

It's good to share your problem, of course with someone who cares, because it helps by letting out your frustration, but you have to refrain yourself from saying something that would harm the person who is willing to listen to your situation. Eventually, you'll be able to find a solution for your situation.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Tan Zhi Yong (18)

Some leadership traits by barbara White President of Beyond Better Development

1. A good leader has an exemplary character. They are trusted and live their life with honesty and integrity.

2. A good leader is enthusiastic about their work or cause and also about their role as leader. They are very passionate about what they are doing.

3. A good leader is confident. In order to lead and set direction a leader needs to appear confident as a person and in the leadership role. Such a person inspires confidence in others and draws out the trust and best efforts of the team to complete the task well.

4. A leader also needs to function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations of uncertainty. People look to the leader during times of uncertainty and unfamiliarity and find reassurance and security when the leader portrays confidence and a positive demeanor.

5. Good leaders remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. 

6. A good leader is able to think analytically.

7. A good leader is committed to excellence. He maintains high standards, and also is proactive in raising the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas.

Under stressful conditions, the leader would remain calm and look at the positive side of the situations and handle it with confidence.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Elijah Wong (21)

What traits do they possess?

The four leadership traits/leadership qualities are:

Risk taking

A leader needs to be ready to take risks. It is claimed that higher, the risk higher is the gain. A leader should not be living in a comfortable zone and being happy with whatever he has achieved Everything is possible for them despite the arduous and bumpy road to getting there.

Mental toughness

A leader needs to be mentally tough. No one can lead without being criticized or without facing tough situations. Good leaders have a self-esteem and self-confidence to ride out of any tough situation.

Superior Communication Skills

Effective leadership necessitates good listening skills and endowed with the ability to inspire others to work more productively by their speech or words.

Going the extra mile

Good leaders always put more effort than others expects from them. They do activities that the majority of people won't do and where most people quit they persevere. Good leaders also do the work which will motivate others to follow as well.

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?

A good leader remains calm when faced with a crisis under stressful situations. Instead of being panic, they will think of solutions to effectively solve the crisis under stressful situation. Also, they will remain positive instead of being negative.

Citations: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/four-most-important-leadership-qualities-of-good-leader.html

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elearning CE: Activity 3 - Mirza (14)

Leaders have good traits such as being a good listener, responsibility, approachable, confidence, role modeling and a lot others. A leader that is a good listener would always listen to its follower's or friend's idea instead of all of them following the leader's idea without even asking them if the idea is a good thing or not. Being a responsible leader is to meet the expectations of the task like, its punctuality, deadlines, also, a leader has to do work too and not boss people around and tell them to do their work. Being a leader is to guide people to a certain goal that has been set, it is not to tell them what to do. Leaders should be a person that can be easily approachable and not someone who is hard to talk to. It is easier to give ideas or share problems to an approachable leader rather than someone that is not. Leaders also have to be confident at all times and not shy. A leader has to stand up for its group when something wrong happens. A good leader will always be a role model to others.

A good leader always remain calm when a crisis happens. They should think of a different way to tackle that problem. A leader should never panic and will calm their team mates down if they are in the state of panic. 

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Abigail Agustines (01) My Source

I forgot to add my source to my post which should be like, below this post? Yeah.. 

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Abigail Agustines (01)

What traits do leaders posses?

According to the article i was reading on which is written by Mark Shead and the article is titled "Five Most Important Leadership Traits"

The five leadership traits/leadership qualities are: Honest, Forward-Looking, Competent, Inspiring and Intelligent. 

As leader you should be honest to your followers if not something really wrong would be happening and your followers would not know, a leader should not be seen as a dishonest person. 
A leader should be Forward-Looking and in this case the leader should have a forward-looking vision, like a goal at the end of the entire journey or situation. The leader should also be willing to share the vision with others, if not the rest of the people would be confused with the situation and they would be following blindly. 
A leader as to show competency, meaning the leader needs to be the foremost expert on every area of the entire organization, but they need to be able to demonstrate competency. So that you would be able to understand different types of situation. 
A leader should be inspiring too, like the article quote "Being inspiring is usually just a matter of communicating clearly and with passion. Being inspiring means telling people how your organization is going to change the world." 
Lastly, a leader should be intelligent. A leader should be able to demonstrate their intelligence by leading people toward understanding–even when you know the answer. So that you should that, you know the right thing to do which is not panic. 

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?

I think a good leader should remain calm no matter whatever happens and that he should inform the rest of the people so that they rest wouldn't be kept in the dark. A good leader would be able to think on the spot for the most practical person for him and everyone. 

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eLearning CE Activity 3: Mohit

This list of The traits of a successful leader was compiled by the Santa Clara University

The traits are:

  • Honest — Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions. Deceptive behavior will not inspire trust.
  • Competent — Base your actions on reason and moral principles. Do not make decisions based on childlike emotional desires or feelings.
  • Forward-looking — Set goals and have a vision of the future. The vision must be owned throughout the organization. Effective leaders envision what they want and how to get it. They habitually pick priorities stemming from their basic values.
  • Inspiring — Display confidence in all that you do. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, you will inspire others to reach for new heights. Take charge when necessary.
  • Intelligent — Read, study, and seek challenging assignments.
  • Fair-minded — Show fair treatment to all people. Prejudice is the enemy of justice. Display empathy by being sensitive to the feelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.
  • Broad-minded — Seek out diversity.
  • Courageous — Have the perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Display a confident calmness when under stress.
  • Straightforward — Use sound judgment to make a good decisions at the right time.
  • Imaginative — Make timely and appropriate changes in your thinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems. Be innovative!

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Vivek (16)

Hi Blog!

I chose to talk about Martin Luther King Jr and about his leadership traits and how he handled periods of frustration:


He challenged authority


Willingness to risk their lives for their goals

Making the people around him act


Showing the way

Handling frustration:

In his fight for racial balance, he did hit the hearts of all Afro-Americans but at one part of time, the practices going on for racial desegregation were not going so well and the success rate was only below 9%. He raised it to the Supreme Court where they ended up returning remedial power to each state. Going up to the Supreme Court and fighting for the case to pass also would have been a huge obstacle with already quite a frustrated mind.

After fighting and getting the law through, even after that the Afro-Americans did not give in a nice environment for education and there were many problems with that. Martin Luther King was obviously disappointed and did not want that to continue. He involved the parents so that something could be done and that would help the Afro-Americans.

He always thought of way that could help both parties compromise and understand. He showed the way of tackling problems and not making them worlds by quenching your anger on something.

Thank you, 

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Khoo Wu Shen 10

Traits of a Good Leader: 

  1. Leaders make themselves Visible by circulating around the workplace, making them appear more approachable and available. 
  2. They are Consistent, they don't be tyrant one day and a coward the next. Flip-flopping between styles confuses teammates.
  3. Leaders try to Initiate conversations to help find better solutions. 
  4. They carry a Positive attitude. This optimistic attitude can carry over to others. 
  5. Leaders are always Responsible . They accept challenges as well as successes. 
  6. The most important traits of a leader is being a good Listener. Focus on the needs of your teammates. They show people that they are willing to listen to what they have to say, that they are worthy of his time.
  7. Leaders Recognize efforts by teammates. If a teammate performs well, then let him or her be know. 
  8. They know how to Communicate clearly and are able to convey their message in a way that connects with the listener.
  9. Leaders are always Fun, lightness can complement the seriousness of a job.

A Good Leader remains calm when in a crisis. Instead of panicking, they would try to think of an effective solution. They carry a positive attitude even when at the edge of failing. 

Sources: http://www.asashop.org/autoinc/jan2005/manage.htm

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Jonathan Then (09)

   Here is a list crafted by William Bill Cole on the top ten traits that leaders possess.
  1. The ability to learn from themselves and others, no matter the situation.
  2. A humbleness that is inspiring.
  3. Integrity, honesty and a strong moral compass
  4. Mental toughness and resilience under adversity.
  5. Capacity for love, compassion, sensitivity and understanding.
  6. Ability to breach the dichotomy between big vision and the smallest detail.
  7. Sincere respect for human dignity and genuine concern for others.
  8. Taking responsibility for themselves and their behavior.
  9. Inspiring words, actions and emotions that propel others to go beyond their preconceived limits.
  10. The ability to renew themselves and others through story, humor, perspective and reflection.
Leaders know themselves. Leaders help themselves. Leaders use themselves as vehicles for good. Leaders embody what is good and right in the world. Leaders shine the light so others can come out of the darkness.

I think that leaders would remain calm when under stressful situations. They would quickly think of an effective situation which enables to resolve the problem.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Adam Tan (17)

What traits do they possess?
Leader Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all their actions.Base their actions moral principles. And set goals and have a vision of the future.
How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
A good leader manages crisis under stressful conditions by not panicking when things are going wrong but instead take hold of the situation and try to fix it. With that the leader could split the crisis up into smaller parts and split the task to the group. That would make the problem easier to solve.

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Zhixiang(08)

Leaders have the ability to listen well. The also have the ability to acknowledge and change. They make sure to surround themselves with like-minded people. And they understand themselves well. They never let others dictate how they should do certain things. They can communicate well and they display high levels of optimism and are not afraid of failures.

A good leader can manage any types of crisis as they have high level of tolerance and can change the crisis into nothing. And they are not afraid of failing and it is just learning experience

Recourses: http://ezinearticles.com/?Top-10-Characteristics-of-a-Successful-Leader&id=1552997

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Zhixiang(08)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 eLearning Week: Instructions for ACTIVITY 3

Research on lives of a leader.
  • What traits do they possess?
  • How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
Submission of Work 
  1. Post your research in the blog (as shown in the googlesite) via email.
    • The class Character Education blog is newly created. You have not been invited as a co-author yet.
  2. Craft your research findings in an email.
    • Cite the resources that your referred in at the end of the write-up.
  3. Set the Subject title of the email to be: eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Your Name (Reg number)
    • Example: eLearning CE: Activity 3 Timothy Tan (25)
  4. Email your research to the email address given in the Googlesite.
    • Your post will be published automatically on this class Character Education's blog.