LEADERSHIP- LESSON 2- 

DIFFERENT LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS

  DEBRIEF: DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A LEADER SOMETIMES, AND BEING A SUPPORTIVE FOLLOWER AT OTHER TIMES. DISCUSS THE NEED FOR BOTH IN LIFE, SPORTS, WORK, ETC.

DEBRIEF: DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A LEADER SOMETIMES, AND BEING A SUPPORTIVE FOLLOWER AT OTHER TIMES. DISCUSS THE NEED FOR BOTH IN LIFE, SPORTS, WORK, ETC.


PART 1- INTRODUCTION

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, learners should:

  • understand three different strengths that individuals might bring as a leader
  • appreciate the diverse skill sets required for successful teams and projects
  • consider their own strengths as a leader and what they might contribute to a group

PART 2- LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS INVENTORY AND DISCUSSION- (10 MINUTES)

Firstly, students complete the UPP leadership strengths inventory if they have not previously done so. This can be found in the Leadership Builder workbook.

Teachers invite students to share their main strength (from the survey) with a partner, and explain whether they believe it to be accurate or not. Teachers may also invite a show of hands for people to indicate their main strength (which allows the class to see the distribution of strengths.) Most groups will have about 20% prophet leaders, 20% planner leaders and 60% people leaders. DISCUSS- How is each strength important to the success of a team or group?


PART 3- FIVE LIVES ACTIVITY- (10 MINUTES)

Hogan and Luke from UPP demonstrate Five Lives.

Have a go at this with a partner now! Switch partners and have another go if you have time.

Just like scissors, paper and rock have their own strengths and weaknesses, it is helpful for leaders to be aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. The next video explains more on this.


PART 4- WATCH, REFLECT, DISCUSS- (20 MINUTES)

Prophet, planner and people leaders. In this clip, UPP founder Luke McKenna describes the three different types of leaders. The best leaders value the diversity of strengths of other people and utilise the appropriate strengths at the right time and achieve more. Leaders are made, not born. So whatever your inclination, you can develop all areas of your leadership.

STUDENTS ARE TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING RELATED QUESTIONS IN THEIR WORKBOOK:

Q1. How are your strengths valuable to a team?
Q2. What strengths might others possess that could also be valuable to the team?
Q3. Are you able to appreciate the diversity and gifts / strengths of other people?
Q4. Leaders are not born- they are made. Comment on this statement based on your leadership skills and your knowledge about growth mindsets.

Teachers to facilitate a class discussion, based on the above questions.