Come up with a few questions for our guest speakers tomorrow! Write them down on the notebook paper I provide you and I'll pass them back out on Thursday. Questions should be about their own leadership philosophy/experience/advice for you all as emerging leaders, etc....
1. Ashley will go over Parts 4 and 5 of the assignment
2. Work time! Try to finish Part 3, get critique and move onto Part 4. See yesterday's blog for the critique protocol.
What is the difference between a mission and vision statement? If you don't remember, check out this resource: Here is a a concise explanation of Mission, Vision and Core Values
Plan for this week
Today: we'll critique mission and vision statements in small groups
Tuesday: Ashley will explain Parts 4 and 5 of the assignment and give you work time
Thur: Guest speakers!
*Dick White – Mayor – City Council for 6 years past professor at Smith College
*Melissa Youseff-- Former AHS Board President, Current City Council member
*Doug Lyon – past City Councilor two terms, two time Mayor, now on LPEA Board
Fri: Work time and conferences (Personal Leadership Philosophy and Action plan is due Monday, 9/25 for peer critique in class)
Next week: Conferences and time to start getting feedback on your action plan from your "constituents" with the goal of getting their "buy-in" and making sure you're tapping into shared values and visions! We'll continue to refine these philosophies and action plans for the next few weeks while also working towards concrete goals. We may also start planning our retreat next week and studying different leadership styles and theories!
1. Finish drafting your Mission and Vision statement.
2. Share out and peer critique in small groups! Here are questions for the critiquers:
3. Refinement and work time!
Watch Simon Sinek's TED Talk and as you do, follow along with the transcript I give you in class.
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, shares a simple model on how to become an inspirational leader: Start with a circle, and start with "Why?" Sinek uses examples like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Apple to illustrate why this is effective.
FYI, here is a List of inspiring TED Talks for Leaders
TED Talk Spirit Read!
Share one of the lines/passages you selected.
Vision and Mission Statement workshop (to help you with Part 3 of your Personal Leadership Philosophy and Action Plan)
1. We’ll start by defining “Mission” v. “Vision” and then evaluate the mission and vision of various companies.
Here is a a concise explanation of Mission, Vision and Core Values
2. Next, read the following examples and with a partner and discuss which ones you think are the most compelling to you?
3. Begin drafting your own Mission and Vision statement by completing Part 3 on the Personal Leadership Philosophy assignment!
Quick share-out on which leadership role you'll be focusing on in this class
Personal Strengths Assessments and Reflection Work Time (download/make a copy of the assignment from the "Docs" page of my DP)
Look at your results from the Personal Values assessment you should have taken over the weekend. Go to page 4 of the results, which explains your personal values.
1. Discuss the personal values assessment: Zoom out now- what is the ideological bias of this particular assessment? Does it seem that this value system prioritizes a certain type of belief system? What about a certain philosophy of leadership? If so, do you agree with that ideology? Go over guidelines for the Personal Leadership Philosophy and Action plan assignment
2. Model the Way and why Values Clarification is so important! (Slides 15-20)
3. Go over the guidelines for the Personal Leadership Philosophy and Action Plan assignment (see the DOCUMENTS page for the link!!)
4. Begin Strengths-based assessments-- document the results in your reflection journal!
Take this modified version of the Myers Briggs
Starter: Reflect on yesterday's activity with Cathy.
Understand a foundational definition of leadership and analyze key assumptions about what leadership entails
Junior class camping trip report out! (Juniors-- how'd it go??)
Photos from the trip (Facebook)
Overview of the week and homework:
Interactive lecture on what the heck leadership is and introduction to the "5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders"
This Week's Homework
Homework Assignment: Read pages 9-23 and complete the reflection activity on pages 23-27 by FRIDAY
Let's debrief the camping trip planning process!
1. What are your takeaways from this past week of planning? Think about the challenges in event planning from the perspective of the leader.
2. What did you notice about your style or role within our leadership class in comparison to your classmates? Were you vocal? Were you more passive? Were you a "task-master"? Did you get off-track easily without clear guidelines or structure OR did you find it easy to find roles for yourself and take initiative? Be honest here!
3. What is your perspective on how we worked together as a group? How effective were we in collaborating to make this event happen? What are areas of growth for us?
REMINDER: Homework due Tuesday is to answer the prompt on the "If" poem on the previous blog post.
Last day of Junior Camping Trip Planning
This week's Homework in your Reflection Journal:
Read this poem and then try to identify the different attributes of leadership represented in the poem. Do you disagree with Rudyard Kipling on his beliefs/assumptions about leadership? Lastly, what attributes/character traits do you think are missing from this poem?
‘if’ by rudyard kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t de1al in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master,
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Junior Class Camping Trip Planning
Keep cranking in groups, except we do need to be sure to accomplish the following: