two categories; Personal Traits and Managerial Traits. (a) Personal Traits i. Self-confidence ii. Initiative and Innovative iii. Charisma iv. Emotional maturity v. Intelligence vi. Decisiveness vii. Effective communication viii. Dynamic personality ix. Vision and foresight x. Flexibility xi. Acceptance of responsibility
ARD 308 MODULE 4 246 (b) Managerial Traits i. Knowledge of human skill ii. Administrative ability iii. Technical knowledge iv. Ability to deal with people v. Ability to judge and decide quickly 3.1.3 Characteristics of Cooperative Leadership. Ideally, leadership should possess the following characteristics: i. Involves guiding and motivating: Cooperative Leadership is a managerial process of guiding and motivating the members for achieving society goals/objectives. For motivating, communicating is necessary. ii. Needs subordinates and common interests : It pre-supposes the existence of membership. There must be common interest for the leaders and their followers due to which they cooperate and participate for achieving common objectives. iii. Promotes interest in the cooperative activities : The purpose of leadership in cooperative is to influence, motivate and encourage members to take active interest in the cooperative activities and give the best results. iv. Needs support from all : The leader must recognize the presence of all members irrespective of their financial position within the society. The leader cannot become successful unless he obtains support from all. v. Influences subordinates through personal qualities : A leader understands the problems of members of the society and influences them by his personal qualities. vi. Dynamic and continuous process : Leadership is a dynamic and continuous process. It is a regular activity of guiding and motivating cooperative members for improving their performance and contribution towards society‘s objectives. vii. Leadership is situational : An ideal leadership is always situational. A leader has to study the prevailing situation within the cooperative society and provide appropriate leadership to the members. viii. Assumes obligation : A leader always inspires followers. In the event of failure, he does not shift the responsibility to members of the society but accepts his personal weaknesses in performance. A leader leads by setting good example. ix. Needs interaction with followers : The objective of the leader and the members of the society should be the same. If the leader attempts for one purpose and his members for some other purposes, it is no leadership. Their interest must be identical.
ARD 308 PRINCIPLES OF COOPERATIVE PRACTICES (2 UNITS) 247 x. Achievement of objectives : The success of a leader largely depends on his ability to achieve society‘s o bjectives. When a leader fails to attain the objectives, he is of no utility to the society.
- Fall '18
- Dr. N. E. Mundi
- The Wealth of Nations, Cooperative, cooperative societies, cooperative practices