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  • Everyday Leadership- Drew Dudley



  • AFNR-BAS-1: Demonstrate employability skills required by business and industry.

Leadership Committee

May 2007


  • “Leadership is like beauty: it’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it.”

  • Leadership means different things to different people.

  • “Leadership is like the Abominable Snowman, whose footprints are everywhere but who is nowhere to be seen.”


  • What traits make up a good leader in your eyes?

Leadership is
Leadership is….

  • the ability to influence others through words and actions

  • desire to make a difference

  • courage to admit mistakes

  • willingness to change or accept change when it happens

  • being credible (honest, competent)

Leadership myths
Leadership Myths

  • Leaders are born with unique qualities.

    • Leadership is an acquired skill.

    • “Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were born with it.”

  • Leaders make all the decisions for the group.

    • Leaders know the wisdom of group input.

  • All leaders are popular, charismatic, and the center of attention.

    • Some leaders lead quietly by example.

  • Leaders must be appointed or elected by the group.

    • The leader can develop and even change depending on the situation.

Strengths of strong leaders
Strengths of Strong Leaders

  • confidence

  • communication skills

  • knowledge

  • motivation

  • responsibility

  • enthusiasm

  • citizenship

The importance of leadership
The Importance of Leadership

  • From an organizational viewpoint, leadership is vital because it has such a powerful influence on individual group behavior (s).

  • Without leadership you don’t have direction!!!

    • The blind is leading the blind?

How do you become a successful leader
How Do You Become a Successful Leader?

  • Study the quality of good leaders & learn from their mistakes

  • Analyze yourself, determine your weak & strong points

  • Learn how to take directions

  • Learn about groups & how they function

  • Make & follow a plan to develop personal leadership skills

Taking a leadership position
Taking a Leadership Position

  • Having a vision about what can be accomplished.

  • Making a commitment to the mission and to the people you lead.

  • Taking responsibility for the accomplishment of the mission and the welfare of those you lead.

  • Assuming risk of loss and failure.

  • Accepting recognition for success.

Steps for a personal leadership plan
Steps For a Personal Leadership Plan

  • Develop a vision & focus your thinking

  • Set goals

  • Develop Initiative

  • Develop self-confidence

  • Develop personal responsibility

  • Develop a healthy self-image

How can you demonstrate leadership
How can you demonstrate Leadership?

  • lead by example - do what is right, not just what everyone else is doing

  • be encouraging of others - saying something positive can change someone’s day

  • listen - being willing to hear someone’s opinion will make them more willing to hear yours

  • What are some other ways?

When can you be a leader
When can YOU be a leader?

  • at home

  • with your friends

  • on sports teams

  • in class

  • as a member of an organization

  • in your community

Picture of leadership
Picture of Leadership

  • We have discussed..

    • What leadership is

    • What traits make up a leader

    • How and when you can be a leader

  • Draw a picture of what you think a leader looks like.

Totd ticket out the door
TOTD: Ticket Out The Door

  • With the piece of paper on your desk, name 3 people who are leaders and what they do.

    • i.e. Tim Tebow, Football Player

    • i.e. Dr. James Banks, Principal