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    Many individuals experience anxiety when they begin their participation in a group. An effective leader knows what types of behavior and attitudes group members typically display in initial meetings and plans accordingly. One of the group leader's most important tasks is establishing an atmosphere of trust. Other tasks include clarifying the goals and establishing the norms of the group.
    For this Discussion, view the media Group Work: Leading in the Here and Now: Part I: The Initial Stage located in the Learning Resources. Note the characteristics of the group at this initial stage and the strategies the leader uses to facilitate the group.
    With these thoughts in mind:
    Post by Day 3 a description of the leadership style you observed. Explain how the leader creates safety establishes the norms of the group including confidentiality, and engages members. Explain one way that group members responded to the initial stage of the group. Finally, explain one strategy you might have implemented if you were the group leader.

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    Greetings, and Happy holidays!

    I am Dr. Underwood, and I will be assisting with your assignment. To begin this assignment, it is best that you review what an effective leader is, as well as the characteristics that make up an effective leader. Additionally, there are various types of leadership styles such as transformational and charismatic leadership that constitute effective leadership . While other styles such as laissez-faire leaders are ...

    Solution Summary

    Effective and ineffective leaders play an integral role in group dynamics, as well as the effectiveness of organizations.