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Building motivation for youth leaders.

Building motivation for youth leaders.

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  • MOTIVATION FOR YOUTH LEADERS
  • Overview
    • Introduction
    • Motivation
    • Learning
    • Spiritual Intelligence (SQ)
    • Know thyself
    • Try everything
    • Conclusion
  • Ten Lessons from Noah's Ark Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.
  • ONE: Don't miss the boat
  • TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  • THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
  • FOUR: Stay fit. When you're over 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  • FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  • SIX: Build your future on high ground.
  • SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
  • EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  • NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
  • TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • Motivation
    • Constantly trying to “motivate their people”
    • This is the problem
    • You cannot motivate people
    • BUT, you can set an example and create an environment where they will motivate themselves
    • “ Start by doing what is necessary,
    • then what is possible,
    • and suddenly you are doing the impossible .”
    • St. Francis of Assisi
  • When you are inspired by some great purpose
    • All your thoughts break their bounds
    • Your mind transcends limitations,
    • Your consciousness expands, and
    • You find yourself in a new great, wonderful world
  • STIMULUS & RESPONSE STIMULUS RESPONSE SPACE In that space, lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In these choices lies our growth and happiness.
  • Taking Initiative
    • Self-empowerment
    • What is the best I can do under these circumstances?
  • Levels of initiative Wait until told Ask Make a recommendation “ I intend to” Do it and report immediately Do it and report periodically Do it
  • Creative Thinking
    • Breaking out of established patterns,
    • In order to look at things,
    • In different ways
  • Challenges Lack of integrity in top management 10 Lack of peace 10 Job satisfaction 9 Lack of meaning 9 Confusion 8 Lack of skills, education 8 Staying current with technology 7 Uncertainty, Change 7 Change & uncertainty 6 Self-doubt 6 Disempowerment 5 Raising `& disciplining children 5 Low trust 4 Relationships 4 Financial survival 3 Health 3 Insufficient/Resources 2 Life Balance/Not enough time 2 Workload, Deadlines 1 Money 1 PROFESSIONAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PERSONAL
  • “ Lazy Intelligence”: Do Less Achieve More Fire Immediately Excellent Staff Leave Alone **** Stars HARD-WORKING INTELLIGENT STUPID LAZY
  • 2. MOTIVATION
  • i. LEARNING
  • Civilization Stages Hunter/Gatherer Information/ Knowledge worker Industrial Agricultural Wisdom
  • Learning
    • Asking the right questions
    • At the right time
    • Remembering what is important
  • Adult Learning
    • Adults learn best when they take charge of their own learning
    • Taking charge of your own learning is taking charge of your life
  • It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you, It’s what you know that just isn’t so
  • You learn best when you teach another Your learning is internalized when you live it
  • Self-knowledge
    • Best learned, not by contemplation,
    • But by action
  • We must
    • Think anew
    • Develop a new mind-set, a new skill-set, and a new tool-set
    • Move away from our ‘comfort zone’
  • HABIT KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE SKILL
  • ii. SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE (SQ)
  • SQ INTEGRITY MEANING VOICE
  • Integrity
    • Being true to one’s highest values, convictions and conscience
    • Make and keep promises – start small
    • Educate and obey your conscience
  • Meaning Having a sense of contribution to people and causes
  • Voice Aligning our work with our unique talents or gifts, our sense of calling
  • Ask yourself
    • What does my life situation ask of me now?
    • What should I do in my present responsibilities, duties, and stewardships?
    • What would be the wise action to take?
  • iii. KNOW YOURSELF
  • Know thyself
    • Separating
    • Who you are and what you want to be,
    • from,
    • What the world thinks you are and want to be
  • Johari’s Window SELF OTHERS know know Do not know Do not know OPEN BLIND HIDDEN UNKNOWN
  • Self-knowledge 1. YOU ARE YOUR BEST TEACHER 2. ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY 3. YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING YOU WANT TO LEARN 4. REFLECTION
    • Self-awareness =
    • Self-knowledge =
    • Self-possession =
    • Self-control =
    • Self-expression
    YOU MAKE YOUR LIFE YOUR OWN BY UNDERSTANDING IT
  • iv. TRY EVERYTHING
  • Reflection & Resolution
    • Reflection – learning from the past – looking back, thinking back, dreaming, journaling, talking it out, asking for critique
    • Reaction is not reflection – successes and failures
    • Resolution of conflicts
  • Conflicts & Resolutions Wisdom Illusion v. Delusion Maturity Generosity vs Selfishness Empathy Intimacy vs. Isolation Integrity Identity vs.. Confusion Purpose Initiative vs. Limitation Hope Blind trust vs. Suspicion RESOLUTION CONFLICTS
  • Perspective
    • How you see things,
    • Your particular frame of reference
  • Questions
    • When you consider a new project, do you think of its costs or its benefits?
    • Do you rank profit or progress first?
    • Would you rather be rich or famous?
    • If offered a promotion that required you to move to another place, would you discuss it with your family before accepting it?
    • Would you like to be a small fish in a big pond, or a big fish in a small pond?
  • Your perspective
    • If you think first of the cost of a project, or rank profit higher than progress, your perspective is short-term
    • A person who would rather be famous than rich is more ambitious
    • If you would discuss a promotion with your family first, you are more humane than ambitious
    • A big fish in a small pond – you may lack drive
  • Tests
    • Know what you want,
    • Know your abilities and capacities, and
    • Recognize the difference between the two
    • Know what drives you
    • Know what gives you satisfaction,
    • and
    • Know the difference between the two
  • Mastery
    • Of the task at hand
    • Requires absolute concentration, the full deployment of oneself
    • Absolute competence
  • Strategic thinking
    • “ Unless you are a lead dog, the scenery never changes”
    • The basic difference between an ordinary man and warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while on ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse
    • Vision
  • Most people in organizations feel that they tend to work like this Identify 6 points
  • Different Perspectives  
  • Communicate Missions and visions                                                                                
  • 3. CONCLUSION
  • Review
    • Introduction
    • Motivation
    • Learning
    • Spiritual Intelligence (SQ)
    • Know thyself
    • Try everything
    • Conclusion
  • Questions
    • What experiences were vital to your development?
    • What were the turning points in your life?
    • What role has failure played in your life?
    • How did you learn?
    • Are there people in your life you particularly admire?
  • Question What can I be the best in the world at?
  • 100 years from now
    • It will not matter what kind of car I drive,
    • What kind of house I lived in,
    • How much money I have, nor
    • What kind of clothes I wear.
    • But the world may be a little better,
    • Because I was important in a life of child
  • “ So I can see my dreams.”