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Community Leadership and Mobilization

Many community organizations find it difficult to find people who are able to continue their organizational leadership. In fact, community organizations need a leadership system that can be continued easily. Usually, this is due to community leaders forgetting one fundamental thing in the organization's rhythm, namely cadre.

The problem of being able or not is actually an important matter. But, more importantly is the willingness of its member. If there is no one want to lead, it will be difficult for an organization to continue.

Most community leadership problems stem from this cadre problem. It is very difficult to find new leaders who are willing and ready to continue leadership. The basic problems in this matter are actually not only related to want and don't want, or about being interested or not. However, most are precisely because of self-confidence in managing the organization and inability to see long-term benefits in organizing.

This is because the organization only focuses on carrying out activities and processes naturally. Many community leaders have forgotten to design the process as a system that not only produces activities, but also qualified cadres.

Community leadership should be designed in the form of a system that can guarantee the continuity of the organization. Leaders who succeed in this orgabization are leaders who can create new leaders.

In fact, a leader must be able to encourage the community to jointly improve community independence. Because, the main capital of community life is in the community itself. The agent or organization may and can replace a leader. But the leader's main goal should be to be able to make the community capable of continuing to mobilize itself.

The way to achieve this goal is to identify individuals in the community who have the potential as movers, have the right attitude and values. Then, leaders need to train their members so that each is ready to be able to replace the position of the leader.

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There are three important things that need to be mastered by leaders in the concept of community leadership, namely: Skills - Knowledge - Character. The following is his statement.

Skills, are basic skills that must be possessed. These skills are like making an activity proposal, leading a meeting, filing, time management to conflict management.

If when you are leading you have not mastered these skills, then you need to learn about them. In a system of organizations, members should have been provided with such skills in an annual period.

Knowledge, is an insight that must be possessed by a leader of a community organization. This insight is not only about the characteristics, vision and mission of the organization, but also the challenge of implementing the objectives of the organization.

A good organization does not only pay attention to the internal organization but is able to utilize its stakeholders to be the strength of achieving goals. If this capability is still low, then leaders together with all members should increase the right insight to develop their organization.

Character, not only the recognition of self-character and the character of its members, but also the strengthening of the personal character of the leader of the organization that is the foundation of so many members. Strengthening positive character can be started by cutting down the negative characters of a leader since committed to being a leader.

By developing these three basic characters, a leader can present ideal community leadership. In the end, the community can run on its own and create community independence.