Leaders are successful through people. However they cant tell (or it is hard to tell) people what to do.
Leaders work through people.
Help people individually responsible for their behavior. (note)
Being a successful leader does not mean you did something
Self- awareness and detailed awareness of others strengths is difficult, uncomfortable, embarrassing.
Strengths are needed for group formation and task; however you dont know what the group is going to
be tasked on. Need to have variety of strengths.
Reward Schedules that motivate
Behaviorists study ways to make rewards most effective
If short term rewards motive for a little while will longer term rewards motivate longer
With reward schedules researchers vary:
o Interval of reward
o Amount of reward
Leadership Lessons from Summer Camps
Give groups names to symbolically create a boundary between them.
Names are powerful motivators, why?
Assigning names to group members adds to leaders authority.
People want to live up or down to their name. Cognitive
Social Psychology and Leadership
Reflection on the strengths of a thinker
Ever group need an idealist, someone to feed the group with realistic and ridiculous
ideas until something sticks. If this description has any merit, th
Social Psychology of Leadership
My name is Nicolas Harder however; to escape formalism I go by Nick. I am a
senior at the University of Iowa, pursuing a major in Sociology with I minor in Political
Science. My interest in the