To the World of 4-H Leadership. We Will Be Learning…. Leadership:. - Styles. - Roles. - Skills. - Qualities. Through. - Activities. - Role Playing. - Problem Solving. - Planning and Practicing. What Is Leadership?.
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- Role Playing
- Problem Solving
- Planning and Practicing
Leadership is about accomplishing tasks and reaching goals through the efforts of others.
A structured method of learning leadership skills
With: adult guidance
Without: fear of failure
Through: practice, experimentation, experiencing and doing
In Order To: develop self-confidence and self-esteem (needed by all leaders)
First Impressions Public Speaking Demonstrations Listening Teaching Talk with, not at Parliamentary Procedure Debate Decision Making Vision
Advertising Media – Video, TV
Newspaper Interviewing Exhibits & Posters Art & Photography Public Relations Reading & Writing
Mentoring Work Ethic Conflict Resolution Supportive Goal Setting Task Completion Limit-Setting Boundaries Creativity Stress Management Management Skills Diversity and Tolerance
Self-Esteem Assertiveness Teamwork Types of Power Volunteerism Community Service Interpersonal Skills Leadership Styles Sportsmanship Group Management
Citizenship Responsibility Enthusiasm Motivated Motivating Personal Appearance Optimism Positive Attitude Dependability Organization
Trustworthiness Friendliness Patience Knowledge Honesty Punctuality Confidence Respect for Others Fair Treatment of Others
Autocrat: obedience, conformity, low concern for people
Laissez-Faire: chaos, anything goes, not concerned about person or job
Nice Guy: party time, concern is for others and not for the job
Democratic: accomplishes the job through wishes of the majority while being concerned for the minority as well
Expert: the knower of all significant things
Doer: the doer of all significant things
Hero/Martyr: the doer gone sour
Abdicrat: retired without leaving
Enabler: better than most at pointing the direction
“I go – come with me”; people grower
Concerned about people and tasks
Involves others in planning, doing and making decisions
Is concerned about each team member
Uses skills of involving and delegating
Pre-teens Early Teens Older Teens
Leader Makes Leader & Group Group Makes
Most Decisions Share Decision Most Decisions
“We and Our” Club
“Leader Alongside” Club
“Leader Out Front” Club
“Hands Off Leader” Club
Understand your members in the context of the groups they are in.
Every group is different and in a different state of readiness
As a leader your job is to:
- resolve a problem or conflict - get the group to do something you want them to do - get the group to set and achieve a goal
group in will be different.
Is the group willing or unwilling, prepared or unprepared?
will vary depending on your group
If your group is ready and willing
Assure the group of your trust.
Help the group to define the problem or and to set realistic goals.
Be a resource person and provide feedback.
Delegate to more than one in the group.
but not ready
Be a facilitator
Draw out ideas from group
Establish a trusting atmosphere
Listen actively and provide feedback
Help group devise strategies
Participate where appropriate
but not willing
Assess needs of the members
Be assertive but fair
Act decisively and quickly
ready nor willing
Work on their readiness first
Will take a lot of motivating on the leader’s part
Try to catch individual members being good
Mission: what is our group all about?
Vision: what do we want our group to be?
System:what must our group do to get us there?
Values: what principles will guide our group?
Motivation: how do I help our group get there?
1. Assess your own leadership skills.
2. Identify a goal – what leadership
skill(s) do you want to work on?
3. Read up on the particular skill(s).
4. Think of activities in 4-H
(or elsewhere) you can do that
will focus on this skill(s).
agent, leader, etc. – “What do you
want to do?”
6. Action – conduct or lead the activity
7. Ask someone to observe you in your
leadership role in relation to the skills
you are working on.
The Rockets 4-H Club (the club is two years old)
Membership: three 5-7 year olds; nine 8-10 year olds; four 11-13 year olds; and no 14-18 year olds. One assistant leader who is not very dependable. Two parents who work night shifts who are willing to help but cannot attend club meetings.
Project: club members want to learn how to build rockets, how to launch them, have a community rocket launch demonstration, and take a field trip to NASA in Titusville.
Reaching Out 4-H Club (the club is 23 years old)
Membership: nine 5-7 year olds; eight 8-10 year olds; eleven 11-13 year olds; seven 14-18 year olds. Other leaders: two assistants, six project and four activity.
Project: club members again decide they want to do 3 different club projects based on project curriculum, go on 2 field trips, do 3 service projects, and have 3 fund raisers.
Soaring High 4-H Club (the club is 11 years old)
Membership: two 5-7 year olds; one 8-10 year old; six 11-13 year olds; eight 14-18 year olds. Other leaders: six – but no designations.
Project: the club needs to develop its annual program plan
The Lucky Clovers 4-H Club (the club is six years old)
Membership: four 5-7 year olds; three 8-10 year olds; five 11-13 year olds and two 14-18 year olds. Four parents help as project or activity leaders.
Project: the members express an interest in doing a community service project, but they aren’t sure what, when, where, etc.
Put an S by those you feel are one of your strengths and a W by those you feel are a weakness.
___ Making a first impression ___ Public Speaking ___ Teaching ___ Demonstrations ___ Listening ___ Talk with, not at ___ Vision ___ Advertising ___ Parliamentary Procedure ___ Debate ___ Video ___ TV ___ Interviewing ___ Newspaper Writing ___ Radio ___ Exhibits & Posters ___ Art & Photography ___ Public Relations ___ Writing ___ Decision Making ___ Mentoring ___ Conflict Resolution ___ Work Ethic ___ Assertiveness ___ Limit-Setting Boundaries ___ Task Completion ___ Self-Esteem ___ Teamwork ___ Community Service ___ Types of Power ___ Supportive ___ Volunteerism ___ Interpersonal Skills ___ Goal Setting ___ Creativity ___ Sportsmanship ___ Diversity and Tolerance ___ Stress Management ___ Citizenship ___ Responsibility ___ Management Skills ___ Leadership Styles ____Enthusiasm ___ Motivated ___ Group Management ___ Trustworthiness ____Motivating ___ Patience ___ Personal Appearance ___ Knowledge ____ Honesty ___ Punctuality ___ Fair Treatment of Others ___ Respect for Others ____ Optimism ___ Confidence ___ Positive Attitude ___ Dependability ____ Organization
My Leadership Goal (the skill(s) I want to work on:
Activity(s) to do to work on this skill(s):
** Share this with your County 4-H Agent or your 4-H Club Leader and ask them to help you develop a plan of action for leadership for the coming 4-H year.
4-H Teen Leadership
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