TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

LEADERSHIP



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Guiding others, taking responsibility, and working in the best interest of those one has chosen to lead

DESCRIPTION:
In situations where decisions need to be made, it can be helpful to have people who lead, sharing their experience, knowledge, and ability to see a larger picture. Good leaders listen to the people they serve, apply good judgement, and will put their own needs behind those of the group. In doing so, they gain the respect and trust of those they serve, and their peers.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Understanding cause and effect on a small and large scale
Reading people
Diffusing emotions
Persuasion
Communication, especially to inform and apply reason
Good listening skills
Being able to see things from multiple perspectives
Showing thought leadership
Charisma
Multi-tasking
Stamina
The ability to let go of things and control personal emotions
A strong memory
Being proactive, especially to understand and mitigate risk
Public speaking
Gaining the trust of others
The ability to absorb new knowledge quickly
Staying focused and calm under pressure
Strategic thinking
Being adaptable

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

NEGATIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:
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REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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