Leadership at a Glance – Resource List  

Step Up to Leadership and Pump Up Your Leadership Potentential 

Ready or Not . . . You’re a Leader!

You’ve probably heard it said – leaders are not born, they are created.  It’s true that good leadership skills can be developed by anyone – all it takes is training, perseverance, and motivation.

If being President of a Federated club or district or serving as a committee chairman was only about administration, any member could take the position.  Putting dates on the calendar, writing articles for your newsletter, filling out forms, writing agendas, etc. – these are the mechanics of the job, and while they’re very important to the smooth sailing of the club or district, they are a minor part of your job compared to the leadership aspect.

Your own leadership style will set the tone for your administration.  It’s up to you to make the most of your office or chairmanship, and your leadership skills can make the difference.

Leadership is the art of developing people. Elbert Hubbard said, “It is a fine thing to have ability, but ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”  Every club has members who are potential leaders.  They need the chance – or even a kick – to be on a committee or work on a project. Encourage them to share their talents and accept responsibility and these opportunities will develop their leadership skills.

Whether you are a new officer or seasoned leader, GFWC and GFWC Virginia have tools to assist you in accomplishing leadership goals.

Please refer to the GFWC Club Manual - Leadership Guide for the following:

  • Where to Find Potential Leaders
  • Delegating
  • Sample Treasurer's Report
  • Sample Agenda
  • Public Speaking Tips
  • Conflict Resolution Skills


‚ÄčRefer to these additonal publications and resources:

Dianna Booher, Communications Expert, Booher Research Institute

Libby Gill, Leadership Speaker and Executive Coach

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey (don't let the title fool you)

Installation Ceremonies for Every Group, 26 Memorable Ways to Install New Officers by Pat Hines


"We get from people what we give, we find in them what we bring; and the changes are not change in them so much as changes in ourselves."                 ~  Unknown




Please refer to the Shoebox of Leadership Materials, which contains the following topics in one document: