HOW TO BE
A GOOD ROLE MODEL
The qualities of a good role model are those that also make you an effective
leader. Being a good leader or role model means you have the ability to motivate
others to follow your example willingly. Serving as a good role model or leader means
that what you believe, say and do are all in alignment. Good role models bring out the
best in people and are sources of guidance for others.
A Role Model has the responsibility to respect others’ feelings; refuse to abuse
someone else in any way; be considerate; communicate clearly and honestly; not
exert power or control; compromise when needed; admit to being wrong when
The qualities of an effective leader that you have to model are:
You acknowledge how great the other person is; Mistakes are accepted and learned
from; Boundaries are respected.
You are there to celebrate when things are going well and to help when things are not
You feel trust and you have reason to trust; You feel safe and comfortable; You are
You listen and feel that you are heard. You make decisions together; You can express
your feelings without fear; Feelings and needs are expressed, appreciated, and
respected; Conflict is faced directly and resolved with win-win outcomes; Rules and
boundaries are clear and defined, yet allow for flexibility if you desire change.
Which qualities motivate others and bring out the best in people?
The qualities that motivate other people and bring out their best are…