If not, then, how do I develop leadership qualities in my child? Qualities like Planning, Goal Setting, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Team building etc Also leadership characteristics like Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Adaptability, Initiative, Self belief, etc.
Also is leadership only about leading others (say, lead others in class); Or is leadership about leading oneself, leading one’s own life (say, able to set my life goals)
But: In a child's day to day life he or she does not get enough opportunities that expose these qualities. Our Belief: Children already have leadership qualities
Hence, Give opportunities so that children USE these qualities and thereby develop them.
Challenge them <ul><li>Put them in group situations which are challenging and yet exciting. </li></ul><ul><li>A challenge will being out their qualities, their thinking, and will empower them. </li></ul>example
Challenge them As a group you need to keep all four balloons afloat simultaneously for 10 minutes
Reflection <ul><li>Whether children succeed or fail in the challenge is immaterial </li></ul><ul><li>What is important that we discuss – what worked, what did not, what else can we do, what qualities we used, what we learned from each other, from the whole activity and so on </li></ul>
Program for 9 to 14 yr olds Click here for more details of the program
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