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ERIC Number: ED065819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 29
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The Personalities of Group Leaders: Implications for Selection and Training.
MacLennan, Beryce W.
This paper discusses the growing recognition that the personalities and life experiences of group leaders are important factors in their effectiveness. Leaders should be warm, empathetic, responsive, understand individual and group behavior, give feedback, be trusted and accepted. Life experiences and personal development are important for the acquisition of empathy. Implications for leader selection, training, and credentialling are examined. The first implication is for professional mental health specialists and group leaders to reassess themselves and the system they sustain. The second is to seriously address what is known and what is necessary to know about the methodology of selecting group leaders in terms of their personality characteristics. The third is to consider how we develop a functional system for the continuous efficient utilization, development and advancement of group leaders in human services. (Author/BW)
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