Prepared for the Staff of the Boysand Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe"Let us acknowledge and celebrate whatyouth can do to build a safer, more justworld. Let us strengthen our efforts toinclude young people in policies,programmes and decision-makingprocesses that benefit their futures andours." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2010
Icebreaker and Introductions
What makes someone a leader
Leadership is action not position --Kouzes and Posner
A leader is best whenpeople barely knowhe exists, when hiswork is done, his aimfulfilled, they will say:we did it ourselves.--Lao Tzu, 6th century B.C.
Are you a leader? YES!
What is Personal Leadership?
The desire of an individualto take charge of his or her own life
The place to begin building any relationship isinside ourselves…our own character. (Covey)
How to define your personal leadership• List your traits, strengths and values. Words that describe how you want to be viewed as a person and as a leader.• Combine these words to define your identity.
Employee of the YearYou have been voted Employee of the Year forthe Boys and Girls club.What would you want the introduction speechto say about you?Write it down. Have your partner read it to you.
Qualities of personal leadership
The most significant contributionthat leaders make is not simply totoday’s bottom line; it is to thelong-term development of peopleand institutions so they can adapt,change, prosper, and grow. TheLeadership Challenge (4th ed), Kouzes &Posner
LEADERSHIPis everyone’s business
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