Tip 1: How to identify a leader
Pay attention to who communicates with all established groups in the office. The leader will never become attached to one group, you will notice him both with discussing flowers, and with those who can not live without computers.
Track where the appearance causes the most emotion. And they can be both positive and negative. The leader is often envious of those who have not been able to get out of their shells. To the main in the team, people are stretching without much effort on his part, he is always surrounded by a couple of colleagues and is in the center of attention.
The leader, undoubtedly, will have organizational abilities, all members of the team will listen to and respect him. When planning a corporate event, keep a close eye on who will take on the big responsibility and submit fresh ideas, for whom the remaining employees will be dragged. It is such a person who is a true leader.
The one to whom members of the collective apply for advice, is a real leader. Requests for help may be related to work, personal life, hobbies and any other areas. The degree of human influence depends on the range of issues.
The leader is ready to take responsibility. This is another feature of this hidden manager. He is not only able to raise the team to work on the project, but in case of failure alone will suffer punishment. Courage and activity are signs of a trueleader .
The leader is the person leading the group. All members of the team are guided by it. He is respected and loved. The leader does not necessarily have a strong organizational ability. Very often, it is the hidden leader that has a greater significance for the rest than the leader appointed by the teacher or who has reached the heights of power by the strength and rigidity of management.
- Tests to identify the leadership qualities of students, bright pictures-gifts - 3 per person, additional pictures from the researcher (at least 5), a matrix scheme with a list of the entire class to record the results of the selection.
Already in the junior classes, the teacher can conduct a sociometric study based on the organization of the game with the children. The day before this event, the teacher proposes to bring each student 3 pictures. On the day of the game, he tells the children that today they will play the game "Secret", i.e. secretly give each other gifts. All children leave the classroom, and the teacher occupies them with some kind of activity: playing mobile games, reading, etc. Children take turns entering the classroom and, under the supervision of the researcher, put pictures in the diary to three of their friends. The researcher fixes the choice in his matrix. After the game is over, the researcher counts the number of elections (gifts) for each member of the team. If one of the children has not received a picture as a gift, the researcher puts him one picture, so that it is not offensive. The true picture of the hierarchy of social statuses is reflected in it in the scheme. Children who received the maximum number of gifts (5-6) and areleaders. But the leadership of the kids so far has only an emotional nature: like - do not like.
For adolescents, as a definition of leaders, it is proposed to fill out a short questionnaire consisting of three questions: who would I invite to my birthday, with whom I would go camping and with whom I would like to write a draft together, an abstract. Each answer consists of three names of class pupils. For each question a matrix of answers is compiled by the teacher. Thus. an emotional, business and educational leader is revealed in the team. Prior to the study, students are informed that the study is secret (confidential). Nobody will know who chose whom, but the questionnaires must be signed. The teacher takes responsibility for keeping the secret. Children learn only the result - who is the leader in the team, which is more often than not a secret for them.
In senior classes, such sociometric studies are often no longer required, but it is necessary to identify the characteristics of a particular leader (or leaders) for directing their energy into socially useful activities. To do this, the student must answer a number of questions about their activity in the conduct of school activities, the ability to resolve conflicts, to prove their point of view; On assessing their organizational abilities and the degree of pleasure from the management team.