As a leader, it is important to never let the first impression lead you into thinking or making assumption about someone's personality. If a leader is being racism towards anyone, he/she should take responsibility for his or her own action
When a group is having conflict, it is important to deal with the conflict first before continue on with the project. When a leader and it's follower collaborate and motivating each other, the both create an accomplish goal that will bring them all to a standard of success.
My definition is different from last week since this week definition concentrated on interacting as a group. In the reading "Interacting in Teams and Groups" I learned about the different conflict a group could face. The simple way to overcome those conflicts was to talk it through (Komives, Lucas, & McMahon, 1998). This reminds me of my weekly discussion partner since she was being irresponsible for not turning in our week seven notes when she specifically knew that I couldn't turn it in since I had a camping trip to attend. As a group, I had already let her know a week ahead and also gave her my notes as well. With that said, the both of us worked out our conflict and continue on with our discussion notes. Overall, I learned that if a leader or groups are not able overcome any conflict, then the both cannot be successful.
Komives, S. R., Lucas, N., & McMahon, T. R. (1998). "Interacting in Teams and Groups." Exploring Leadership: For college students who want to make a difference (pp. 165 - 194). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.