LEADERSHIP- LESSON 1-
LEADERSHIP THROUGH INFLUENCE
PART 1- INTRODUCTION
By the end of this lesson, learners should:
- understand the link between leadership and influence
- reflect on effective leadership
- participate, collaborate and contribute to a group activity and discussion
PART 2- LEADERSHIP IS INFLUENCE- (15 MINUTES)
DISCUSSION: Leadership is influence. Influence is affecting the behaviours, actions, thoughts and ideas of others.
Teachers to facilitate a discussion- What aspects were mentioned in the video that you feel are important as a leader?
PART 3- (25 MINUTES)
THE TALLEST TOWER
Big picture: Students form groups of 4-8. The participants work to build the tallest free-standing tower they can with the supplies given.
Materials required: one old newspaper and a roll of sticky tape per group.
Time: 12-14 minutes.
Possible debrief questions:
- Raise your hand if you helped build a tower! What worked well?
- What challenges did you encounter and how did you overcome them?
- Were there any formal leaders selected by the teachers in this activity? Were there relationships of influence in action?
- Did you build the tallest tower you could? Why or why not?
Now reflect on the following questions in your Leadership Workbook.
- How does building the tower in this activity compare to your daily work in the classroom? Or the way our group (year level, school) is organized?
- How does this activity relate to being part of our school community?
- How can we encourage collaboration, communication, and sharing among the whole group?
- Did you witness any positive peer influence in your group (through encouragement, service, persistence, etc).
- What is the relationship between leadership and influence?