Portrait of a Branch Leader
As a branch leader, you hold a special position of responsibility. It is your role to influence the group toward the achievement of their goals. This involves understanding what is important to each girl and creating an environment in which she can learn and grow.
As a leader you will be developing and exercising leadership skills that will include decision making, problem solving and resource development. You will be directive and supportive. As such, you should be open to new ideas and willing to challenge and be challenged.
Part of your responsibility is to be aware that the girls in your group are growing, energetic, and inquiring. It is important to recognize each girl as a whole person with unique intellectual and physical abilities, personality traits, emotional states and maturity levels shaped by her background and experiences.
Thus, for you and the girls, recognition of individual aspirations, abilities, and home environments is necessary. Listening, respecting each other’s rights, understanding needs and interests, and growing in spirit and knowledge should be goals mutually shared by you and the girls.