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Learn leadership skills

There's a lot that goes into running a group - and it can be hard to get the balance right, so that you can provide direction, while listening to others. 

However most people aren't born great leaders, they just learn the skills. 

We've compiled some advice for you, to help you manage your team.

The articles here will help you engage with people and keep them onside. This will mean that you can focus on what's really important: working together, enjoying your sport, and moving forwards as a group. 

What makes a good leader

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Top leadership tips

Are you running a group for the first time? Or choosing someone to take the lead?

You might not have all the skills to start with - but you can learn how to engage with your members and keep everyone happy.

Here are some tips that could help you or your new recruit... 

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Negotiation guide

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How to negotiate successfully 

It's really important for group leaders to listen to their members - and respond to their needs and concerns.

However sometimes you'll need to ask them to do things that they might not immediately want to do - like taking turns in washing the kit.

Here are some tips to help you get everyone onside....

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Effective meetings

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How to host happy and productive meetings

Meetings are a great opportunity to get everyone together. But what's involved? And how can you make the most of your time?

Here are some of the main types of meeting that you could hold...

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Difficult meetings

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Managing tricky situations

What should you do when you encounter hostility? Or if people don't even turn up?

Don't get the boxing gloves out... just read on. 

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Effective committees

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Creating the perfect committee

A club's success is often down to its committee. 

So how can you get a committee that meets your members' needs and drives your organisation forward?

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