(Unit 6) Topic 8: Mindful Leadership
3 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education
Characteristics of Effective Leaders
Topic 8 Page 4
Respect may be considered one of the most important aspects of being in a leadership position. Respect for a leader, especially in a child care setting, is earned through the show of mutual respect and understanding.
A leader can use their influence for good or for bad. Effective and ethically sound leadership will use influence in a personal manner to encourage and support the positive attributes of a child care program, but never for unethical personal or professional gain.
There should be a sense of workplace unity and leaders should be an active participant in this and uphold its values and goals just like every other member. This creates a sense of community which encourages the support and respect of each individual as they combine to make up the workplace.
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