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:
The only guidelines I’m going to give you are the following:
How we achieve those guidelines is entirely up to you all. You have until next Thursday’s class to work on this.
Let’s get to work!