LEADERSHIP LESSON- 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

DEBRIEF: GETTING STUDENTS ENERGIZED AT THE START OF A DAY OR LESSON. DEBRIEF COULD INVOLVE TALKING ABOUT INTERCONNECTEDNESS AND THAT OUR ACTIONS USUALLY INFLUENCE OTHER PEOPLE. AS A CLASS BRAINSTORM A LIST OF EVERYDAY ACTIONS THAT WE CAN DO TO LIFT PEOPLE UP, SERVE OTHERS OR RESPECT OTHERS.

DEBRIEF: GETTING STUDENTS ENERGIZED AT THE START OF A DAY OR LESSON. DEBRIEF COULD INVOLVE TALKING ABOUT INTERCONNECTEDNESS AND THAT OUR ACTIONS USUALLY INFLUENCE OTHER PEOPLE.

AS A CLASS BRAINSTORM A LIST OF EVERYDAY ACTIONS THAT WE CAN DO TO LIFT PEOPLE UP, SERVE OTHERS OR RESPECT OTHERS.


PART 1- INTRODUCTION

 

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, learners should:

  • understand the concept of servant leadership
  • consider the sort of leader that they would like to be

 

 


PART 2- WATCH AND REFLECT- (5 MINUTES)

DISCUSSION:

  • How is servant leadership different from regular leadership? (Listen again to the clip from 28-45 seconds to get a quick snapshot of this). Discuss the comments. How else is it different?
  • What are the 9 key attributes of servant that can be developed, that were mentioned in the clip?
  • How would it feel to be led by a servant leader who demonstrated many of these qualities? Explain.

PART 3- WATCH AND DISCUSS THE QUESTIONS BELOW- (20 MINUTES)

 

DISCUSS- Servant leadership is about leadership for others. It's about focussing on the positive impact we can make, rather than on what we get out of it for ourselves. It is about making a contribution, lifting other people and doing good. Often, this will come without recognition. Servant leaders use their strength for others. It is not about power and control. It is about influence and service. Imagine how improved our world could be if a new generation of leaders is able to rise up and lead others for the common good.

  • How much of a positive impact can you make?
  • How can you help all of us "get ahead"?
  • Why is there strength in servant leadership?
  • What kind of leader will you choose to be?

 


CONCLUDING REMARKS FOR TEACHERS TO SHARE...

Leadership is an often used, and much misunderstood word. It is not about the big things- wearing a badge, making a speech, being in a formal position. It is really about the way that our life influences those around us. There are people who are strong leaders who lead with little morality or humility. This doesn't make them a good leader. Great leaders understand that their leadership happens through example, actions and relationships. They are focussed on positive influence. They aim to A.S.P.I.R.E. as a leader and a team player. They understand that is a service and a responsibility. It is about other people, not about the leader. This module has covered different leadership strengths, leading through influence, everyday leadership, getting ideas into action and servant leadership. Each person creates their own ideas about leadership as they journey through life. This short module certainly does not have all of the answers for your lifelong journey of growing as a leader. However, hopefully some of the topics and ideas have resonated with you. Hopefully, through reflection and discussion you have developed as a leader and you've been able to take away a few lessons for the journey ahead. Hopefully, you will use your influence for good, for others, and ultimately to make the world a better place.