Among the many qualities people say are required of a leader, humor usually doesn't list in the top ten. From my experience, I believe having a great sense of humor and the ability to take yourself lightly is essential to working with your team.
Of my five or so years post-college, I've been working with volunteers 100% of time. A majority of that consisted of volunteer musicians, singers and choir members, and more recently media volunteers. One of the hardest things when working with volunteers is giving constructive criticism or correction. You think, "these people are serving out of the goodness of their hear, and I'm going to tell them they're doing something wrong?"Read More