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Westside Toastmasters is located in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California

DISCUSSION ISSUES AND QUESTIONS

Issues

  1. Leaders are symbol users who communicate meaning through interaction that involves engaging the minds of both.

  2. Leadership is simply a process of persuasion and example.

  3. Persuasion is argument—successful argument.

  4. Persuasion is an egalitarian technique that honors the free choice of the person persuaded.

  5. Persuasion implies equality, caring, and respect for the ideas and logic of the other person.

Questions

  1. How does sharing information affect me in my inner leader role? My followers?

  2. What would a decision to share information freely ask me to do differently?

  3. What kinds of information should I share with followers that they do not now receive? Be specific.

  4. What new techniques would I need to learn?

  5. What new mind set must I adopt?

  6. What feedback mechanisms are in place in my work community?

  7. Do I encourage feedback by my personal responses? How? Be specific.

  8. Do I give feedback to my follows?


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