Skill Sheet
Activity #1: The Puzzler
Activity #2: Blindfolded Escape

Attributes of Effective Leaders Module (with Skill Sheet)

In-class Exercise
August 5, 2019
Ethics & Social Justice, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Strategy & General Management
leadership, group work, applied learning, Teams, leadership skills
Area of Study: 
Business and Management
Target Audience: 
Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Executive Education
Average rating: 

This module includes: 1.) curriculum related to CLC’s attributes of effective leaders including the LEADERSHIP acronym, teaching notes, reflection questions, and more; 2.) two classroom exercises to help students practice the attributes and apply their learning; 3.) the LEADERSHIP Skill Sheet (i.e., rubric) for measuring student growth and helping educators guide the debriefing process after the exercises have been completed. 


If leadership is about moving a group from its current state to a desired future state, there needs to be an exciting vision for a better future. The ultimate objective is for the leader to intervene skillfully and deliver results by focusing on two dimensions – relationship and process. The leader must always be thinking about process and prioritizing relationships with members of the group, or team. In a general sense, the leader must set clear expectations, show integrity, display emotional intelligence (awareness and regulation of emotions in self and others) and display a likable personality. At times, the leader may need to raise the heat and influence the group to work above and beyond what they thought they were capable of. 


Collegiate Leadership Competition is a nonprofit organization focused on researching leadership development and using that knowledge to create resources that will help move the field of leadership education forward. CLC’s underlying theory is that leadership skills are primarily strengthened through deliberate practice.