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Junior Leader Training -- White Stag Leadership Development

The Eleven Skills of Leadership

The following links to sections describe the eleven leadership skills as they are taught within White Stag Leadership Development by those who learned from the program founders.

Note Newly published in 2016. Learn about the basic eleven leadership competencies every teen needs. Order the book Team Leadership Skills for Teens.

These eleven leadership skills were ideas that founder Béla Bánáthy liberally borrowed and adapted with permission and encouragement from Dr. Paul Hood, director of a federally funded study that sought to identify leadership competencies among non-commissioned U.S. Army soldiers.

Bánáthy was at the time an experienced Scouter and Chairman of the Leadership Training Committee of the Monterey Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. He founded a program in 1958 to try out his theory of "leadership development by design". The National Council learned of the program's success and eventually adapted the concepts into its own programs.

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