LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES Self-Awareness: Part of strong leadership is learning about yourself – strengths, weaknesses, and personal values – and how to advance organizations and individuals using that self-knowledge. Teamwork: Cooperation and collaboration are important skills to learn as a leader. You will learn about how to use and navigate groups and teams to promote strong leadership. Communication: Leaders must understand the how and why behind communication in order to understand how others can best contribute, how to share information effectively with others, and how to send the desired message. Ethical Practices: The ethical practices of leaders are consistently challenged. Leaders must stay congruent with ethical principles and practices and the value of affecting others lives positively. Social Responsibility: As leaders, one of our goals is to understand our roles as members of multiple communities and how we can better the lives of those in those communities through direct and/or indirect involvement.