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Leadership Tallahassee’s mission is to cultivate a diverse network of emerging and experienced leaders committed to improving the community. The organization offers leadership opportunities and programs for professionals, college students, high-school juniors and community newcomers.


Leadership Tallahassee (LT) began in 1983 as a year-long educational program for adults. It was designed to facilitate opportunities for interaction with established community leaders, all for the purpose of strengthening their bond to the community. READ MORE


10 Leadership Traits

1) Self-Awareness:  in character development including personal integrity and courage; to help clarify individual values, understand personalities, and learning styles to effectively utilize leadership

2) Critical Thinking:  comprising critiquing, analyzing, problem solving, and thinking with complexity, depth and creativity; as well as reflectively applying theory to practice

3) Communication: conscientiously developing more effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication – including listening, reading, editing and presenting

4) Credibility: following through with your commitments; congruency between word and action

5) Relationship Building: using previous traits to develop the trust, respect and empathy of others; being encouraging and a role-model; creating in yourself, and expecting of others, accountability

6) Decision Making/Negotiation: possessing the ability to research, develop and voice evidence for personal perspective to clarify a position, frame a persuasive argument, select an appropriate decision making model, and implement the plan of action

7) Systems Thinking: the capability to recognize and analyze the complex interactions of structural, technical, political and personnel issues; and to see and understand the big picture integrating multiple levels of perspective within diverse contexts and situations

8) Visioning: the foresight to challenge the current process to create a visionary picture of the future

9) Civic Engagement: servant leadership or engaged citizenship; a commitment to make and sustain a meaningful difference for the common good

10) Social Change: understanding and responding to historical, political, economic, and social-justice issues to have inclusive dialogue and coalition building to initiate change within the local community and extend throughout the world

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