What makes a good leader?

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We came up with this list of the qualities we think it takes to be a good leader. As a class, most of us felt honesty and the ability to be a role model were really important for a Headteacher. One group felt that good judgement was important too, because Headteachers have big budgets and they need to make wise decisions about how to spend them. Another group felt that honesty is important because if we don't think people are honest, we can't trust them and that makes us anxious. For a business leader, we felt confidence and accountability were important. What do you think?

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    23 Jan 2020

    Thanks for sharing, passionate_dinosaur! It's interesting that different qualities are needed depending on the type of leadership. Can you choose one quality that you think ALL leaders need?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School clever_coconut | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    23 Jan 2020

    A good leader needs to be honest, fair and clear. People need to look up to them because they are leaders that are in charge of some things, some might tell me their kids to look up at them when they are older. They also need to be open minded and need to be able to speak out, they can’t hide anything.

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  • Halsnead logo inquisitive_editor | Halsnead Primary School
    23 Jan 2020

    We're learning about it now and I love BNC

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    23 Jan 2020

    Many people may think that leaders are always good role models, but they can be a role model for bad also. I think the thing ALL leaders need is to be a good Judge. If a leader has a good point but does not have evidence to support it, then it would not be a fair judgment. Good judgement must be, persuasive, equal and honest. This better than just choosing honesty as it has additional qualities as well. Overall, I think Good Judgement would be an ability ALL leaders should have.

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  • The Sherwood School giving_orangutan | The Sherwood School
    24 Jan 2020

    A good leader is someone who listens to citizens around the country and also listens to the party members in their party as they may have something to say which could be beneficial for the party in any type of way. A good leader also needs to have the quality of taking responsibility for the party as someone in the party may take control and the leader needs to prevent that from happening. In addition to this, many citizens of that country may protest about the things going on in houses of Parliament and this may lead to ruining children's learning as they may join in on the act. Politicians would need to stop this as fast as they can because they do not want this to happen to the country. A good leader will also need to be selfless because you never know when something might come out at you so you want to be the best PM you want for your country and you ant to be selfless and save your citizens and then help yourself.

    This is what I think makes a good leader

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg fierce_lime | Richmond Hill Academy
    24 Jan 2020

    A good leader is someone who helps people and gives advice to what people or citizens.On the other hand, there are bad leaders, for example Donald Trump isnt a good leader

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    24 Jan 2020

    I think what makes a good leader is someone that makes desisious for the public and not money , you may have a different idea but this is what I think and thanks for the question

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  • The Sherwood School fairminded_volcano | The Sherwood School
    24 Jan 2020

    A good leader helps their country in anyway possible and will try their best, it does not matter if that person is weak scared or something that is not capable of being a leader. The heart inside of them is what matters not the outside its the inside that counts.

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg passionate_dinosaur | Portobello High School
    25 Jan 2020

    As a follow up task our class was asked to take these words and ask somebody in our personal life who was in a leadership role and ask them the top 3 words for them for their job . I chose my mum who is a guidance teacher what the top 3 words in her role she chose Resilience because she thinks she need to be strong and power through when her pupils are coming to her with some quite very serious issues. Integrity because she need to her her morals and be honest and trustworthy to every child and objective because she said that she needs to make the most fair and right choices. She was going to pick honesty as that is a big part of here job but she put that under integrity

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      passionate_dinosaur's comment 27 Jan 2020

      A good example of research beyond your club, well done!

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  • Tendring Primary School resilient_elderberry | Tendring Primary School
    26 Jan 2020

    I think that a good leader is someone that listens to other people and who does what is best for there community.

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    1. Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg passionate_dinosaur | Portobello High School
      resilient_elderberry's comment 05 Feb 2020

      Sometimes doing what right isn’t always going to be beneficial for the community but for example a child or business

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg focused_maths | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    28 Jan 2020

    I think a good leader would listen to others and not judge them for example justinn trado dressed in black and people thought that was racist that is not a good leader

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  • Hammond School logo practical_message | Hammond Junior School E
    28 Jan 2020

    I think a good leader needs to be a role model because if they are doing bad stuff then everybody would just copy them and then the country would become bad.

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