How to Talk about Leadership Skills

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Leadership Skills Vocabulary and Structure

A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company’s needs.

Leadership Skills Vocabulary and Examples

The characteristics of a good leader are:

HonestyMark is honest
CommunicationJames has communication skills
Sense of HumorLinda has a good sense of humor
ConfidenceSamantha has a lot of confidence
CommitmentThe whole team is committed
Positive attitudeAnderson has a positive attitude
CreativityMichael has a lot of creativity
PositivityI have positivity because I always motivate people.
Decision MakingI have decision-making capabilities.
InnovationShe likes to innovate
EmpathyHe has a lot of empathy
VisionNelson has a great vision
IntegrityDaniel has a lot of integrity
HumbleFiorella’s a humble leader
ResponsibleSergio’s very responsible
OptimismHe has a lot of optimism
DelegationGood leaders know how to delegate
Respect Good leaders respect others
PassionÁngela has a lot of passion for what she does
PersuationChris has persuation abilities
Supportive James’s very supportive with us
Social Skills I am outgoing and friendly
Emotional Skills I control my emotions and stay calm
Risk Management I identify, evaluate and take risks
Open-Minded I am open to learning about new things
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Leadership Skills Lesson Plan


Teacher reminds students about the upcoming homework, deliver test results and give announcements

Schema Activation

Bingo about Leadership skills

  1. Teacher creates a bingo using MyFreeBingoCards website
  2. Teacher sends the link to play to the whatsapp group and make sure everyone has a unique bingo card
  3. Teacher plays the game and deliver a chocolate bar to the winners.


Task #1
  1. Students pair up.
  2. They are given a matching in which they have to match leadership skills with a follow up sentence.
  3. Student A  is given Column A and Student B is Given Column B.
  4. They have to answer the matching together.
  5. Students review their answer with a partner. These are some sentences used in the matching.
    • I am passionate about my job (Love for your carreer)
    • I have a healthy sense of humor about life (Humor)
    • I control my emotions and stay calm (Emotional Skills)
    • I am outgoing and friendly (Social Skills)
    • I like to speak in meetings (Public Speaking)
    • I am open to learning about new things (Open Minded)
    • I have to face difficult issues (Courage)
    • I plan my time effectively. (Time Managament)
    • I identify, evaluate and take risks. ( Risk Managament)
    • I admit that I am not perfect (Humility)

Task #2

  1. Student pair up.
  2. They are sent a video through whatsapp.
  3. Students watch a video about the 22 qualities that make a great leader and identify the characteristics of a good leader.
  4. Students watch the video again but this time they are gonna complete sentences that describes the 22 qualities of a good leader.

Task #3

  1. Students are going to make pairs and they are going to discuss the following questions:
    1. What leadership qualities do you have?
    2. What leadership qualities do you want?
  2. Students stand up and talk to their classmates by asking the previos questions


  • Students are going to record themselves describing a person they consider a good leader


  • Students are gonna answer a worksheet that focus on some of the structures used in this lesson.

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