What Makes a Great Group Leader?
The quality of your leadership depends less on what you know than on your posture as you lead and serve your group members. Great leaders are humble, teachable, curious, and intentional. Leaders that adopt that posture put others first. They are open to what group members have to say even if they don’t agree. Great leaders are quick to ask questions and slow to offer simple answers, and they think carefully about what a group member needs in any given situation.
Every group will have unique challenges. Your group members don’t expect you to have all the answers or to be able to fix every problem. But they want you to be caring and empathetic. No matter what the situation is, you can lead well if you remain humble, teachable, curious, and intentional. The simplest way to do that is to continually ask yourself these questions:
- What do my group members need?
- What can I do to help?