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What are the top 3 traits or skills every community organizer must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your community organizer expertise?

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me in Sydney, Australia

51 months ago

SOME COMMON TRAITS OF OUTSTANDING COs

1.0 HIGH FRUSTRATION TOLERANCE

They do not blow up or sulk things do not go as hoped. They managed their emotions exceedingly well.

2.0 ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION BY OTHERS

They genuinely welcome participation by others. They do not unreasonably cling to their pet ideas.

3.0 CONTINUALLY QUESTION THEMSELVES

They look for mistakes in their own methods and thinking but they do not become too upset over errors to the point that it will disrupt their work. They excel at understanding their own prejudice.

4.0 CLEANLY COMPETITIVE

They realize early in life that others are out to beat them, but they enter into competition calmly and without hostility.

5.0 IMPULSES UNDER CONTROL

They can take hostility from others quite calmly too. They let other people know that they realize what they are up to, but without personal hatred.

6.0 WIN WITHOUT GLOATING

They never gloat over victories or celebrate too long after winning points or reaching goals. There are more wars to win and battles to wage on behalf of the disadvantaged.

7.0 LOSE WITHOUT REGRETS

They are good losers. Loss of one does not cause them to fold up or relent on other goals.

8.0 RECOGNIZE LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

They recognized the restrictions imposed by laws, but they are not paranoid about them to cramp their style. They have the spirit of the land and its people.

9.0 CONSCIOUS OF GROUP LOYALTIES AND USE THEM TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT GOALS

They are aware of loyalties to clubs, technical societies, management groups., churches, friendships. They look positively at these loyalties.

10.0 REALISTIC GOALS

They have enough aspirations that require effort to achieve but are sensible enough to be achievable.

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