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MOTIVATION FOR  YOUTH LEADERS
Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Intellig...
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 <ul><li>Constantly trying to “motivate their people” </li></ul><ul><li>This is the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Yo...
<ul><li>“ Start by doing what is necessary,  </li></ul><ul><li>then what is possible,  </li></ul><ul><li>and suddenly you ...
When you are inspired by some great purpose <ul><li>All your thoughts break their bounds </li></ul><ul><li>Your mind trans...
STIMULUS & RESPONSE STIMULUS RESPONSE SPACE In that space, lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In these cho...
Taking Initiative <ul><li>Self-empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best I can do under these circumstances? </li></ul>
Levels of initiative Wait until told Ask Make a recommendation “ I intend to” Do it and report immediately Do it and repor...
Creative Thinking <ul><li>Breaking out of established patterns, </li></ul><ul><li>In order to look at things, </li></ul><u...
Challenges Lack of integrity in top management 10 Lack of peace 10 Job satisfaction 9 Lack of meaning 9 Confusion 8 Lack o...
“ Lazy Intelligence”:  Do Less Achieve More Fire Immediately Excellent Staff Leave Alone **** Stars HARD-WORKING INTELLIGE...
2.  MOTIVATION
i. LEARNING
Civilization Stages Hunter/Gatherer Information/ Knowledge worker Industrial Agricultural Wisdom
Learning <ul><li>Asking the right questions </li></ul><ul><li>At the right time </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering what is impo...
Adult Learning <ul><li>Adults learn best when they take charge of their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Taking charge of yo...
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 <ul><li>Best learned, not by contemplation, </li></ul><ul><li>But by action </li></ul>
We must <ul><li>Think anew </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a new mind-set, a new skill-set, and a new tool-set </li></ul><ul><li...
HABIT KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE SKILL
ii. SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE (SQ)
SQ INTEGRITY MEANING VOICE
Integrity <ul><li>Being true to one’s highest values, convictions and conscience </li></ul><ul><li>Make and keep promises ...
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 <ul><li>What does my life situation ask of me now? </li></ul><ul><li>What should I do in my present responsib...
iii. KNOW YOURSELF
Know thyself <ul><li>Separating </li></ul><ul><li>Who you are and what you want to be, </li></ul><ul><li>from, </li></ul><...
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. REFL...
<ul><li>Self-awareness = </li></ul><ul><li>Self-knowledge =  </li></ul><ul><li>Self-possession = </li></ul><ul><li>Self-co...
iv. TRY EVERYTHING
Reflection & Resolution  <ul><li>Reflection – learning from the past – looking back, thinking back, dreaming, journaling, ...
Conflicts & Resolutions Wisdom Illusion v. Delusion Maturity Generosity vs Selfishness Empathy Intimacy vs. Isolation Inte...
Perspective <ul><li>How you see things,  </li></ul><ul><li>Your particular frame of reference </li></ul>
Questions <ul><li>When you consider a new project, do you think of its costs or its benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ran...
Your perspective <ul><li>If you think first of the cost of a project, or rank profit higher than progress, your perspectiv...
Tests <ul><li>Know what you want,  </li></ul><ul><li>Know your abilities and capacities, and </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize t...
Mastery <ul><li>Of the task at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Requires absolute concentration, the full deployment of oneself </li...
Strategic thinking <ul><li>“ Unless you are a lead dog, the scenery never changes” </li></ul><ul><li>The basic difference ...
Most people in organizations feel that they tend to work like this Identify 6 points
Different Perspectives  
Communicate Missions and visions                                                                                 
3. CONCLUSION
Review <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Intelligen...
Questions <ul><li>What experiences were vital to your development? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the turning points in your ...
Question What can I be the best in the world at?
100 years from now <ul><li>It will not matter what kind of car I drive, </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of house I lived in, <...
“ So I can see my dreams.”
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  1. 1. MOTIVATION FOR YOUTH LEADERS
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) </li></ul><ul><li>Know thyself </li></ul><ul><li>Try everything </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ten Lessons from Noah's Ark Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.
  4. 4. ONE: Don't miss the boat
  5. 5. TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  6. 6. THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
  7. 7. FOUR: Stay fit. When you're over 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  8. 8. FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  9. 9. SIX: Build your future on high ground.
  10. 10. SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
  11. 11. EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  12. 12. NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
  13. 13. TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  14. 14. 1. INTRODUCTION
  15. 15. Motivation <ul><li>Constantly trying to “motivate their people” </li></ul><ul><li>This is the problem </li></ul><ul><li>You cannot motivate people </li></ul><ul><li>BUT, you can set an example and create an environment where they will motivate themselves </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ Start by doing what is necessary, </li></ul><ul><li>then what is possible, </li></ul><ul><li>and suddenly you are doing the impossible .” </li></ul><ul><li>St. Francis of Assisi </li></ul>
  17. 17. When you are inspired by some great purpose <ul><li>All your thoughts break their bounds </li></ul><ul><li>Your mind transcends limitations, </li></ul><ul><li>Your consciousness expands, and </li></ul><ul><li>You find yourself in a new great, wonderful world </li></ul>
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Taking Initiative <ul><li>Self-empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best I can do under these circumstances? </li></ul>
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Creative Thinking <ul><li>Breaking out of established patterns, </li></ul><ul><li>In order to look at things, </li></ul><ul><li>In different ways </li></ul>
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. “ Lazy Intelligence”: Do Less Achieve More Fire Immediately Excellent Staff Leave Alone **** Stars HARD-WORKING INTELLIGENT STUPID LAZY
  24. 24. 2. MOTIVATION
  25. 25. i. LEARNING
  26. 26. Civilization Stages Hunter/Gatherer Information/ Knowledge worker Industrial Agricultural Wisdom
  27. 27. Learning <ul><li>Asking the right questions </li></ul><ul><li>At the right time </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering what is important </li></ul>
  28. 28. Adult Learning <ul><li>Adults learn best when they take charge of their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Taking charge of your own learning is taking charge of your life </li></ul>
  29. 29. It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you, It’s what you know that just isn’t so
  30. 30. You learn best when you teach another Your learning is internalized when you live it
  31. 31. Self-knowledge <ul><li>Best learned, not by contemplation, </li></ul><ul><li>But by action </li></ul>
  32. 32. We must <ul><li>Think anew </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a new mind-set, a new skill-set, and a new tool-set </li></ul><ul><li>Move away from our ‘comfort zone’ </li></ul>
  33. 33. HABIT KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE SKILL
  34. 34. ii. SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE (SQ)
  35. 35. SQ INTEGRITY MEANING VOICE
  36. 36. Integrity <ul><li>Being true to one’s highest values, convictions and conscience </li></ul><ul><li>Make and keep promises – start small </li></ul><ul><li>Educate and obey your conscience </li></ul>
  37. 37. Meaning Having a sense of contribution to people and causes
  38. 38. Voice Aligning our work with our unique talents or gifts, our sense of calling
  39. 39. Ask yourself <ul><li>What does my life situation ask of me now? </li></ul><ul><li>What should I do in my present responsibilities, duties, and stewardships? </li></ul><ul><li>What would be the wise action to take? </li></ul>
  40. 40. iii. KNOW YOURSELF
  41. 41. Know thyself <ul><li>Separating </li></ul><ul><li>Who you are and what you want to be, </li></ul><ul><li>from, </li></ul><ul><li>What the world thinks you are and want to be </li></ul>
  42. 42. Johari’s Window SELF OTHERS know know Do not know Do not know OPEN BLIND HIDDEN UNKNOWN
  43. 43. Self-knowledge 1. YOU ARE YOUR BEST TEACHER 2. ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY 3. YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING YOU WANT TO LEARN 4. REFLECTION
  44. 44. <ul><li>Self-awareness = </li></ul><ul><li>Self-knowledge = </li></ul><ul><li>Self-possession = </li></ul><ul><li>Self-control = </li></ul><ul><li>Self-expression </li></ul>YOU MAKE YOUR LIFE YOUR OWN BY UNDERSTANDING IT
  45. 45. iv. TRY EVERYTHING
  46. 46. Reflection & Resolution <ul><li>Reflection – learning from the past – looking back, thinking back, dreaming, journaling, talking it out, asking for critique </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction is not reflection – successes and failures </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution of conflicts </li></ul>
  47. 47. 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
  48. 48. Perspective <ul><li>How you see things, </li></ul><ul><li>Your particular frame of reference </li></ul>
  49. 49. Questions <ul><li>When you consider a new project, do you think of its costs or its benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you rank profit or progress first? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you rather be rich or famous? </li></ul><ul><li>If offered a promotion that required you to move to another place, would you discuss it with your family before accepting it? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like to be a small fish in a big pond, or a big fish in a small pond? </li></ul>
  50. 50. Your perspective <ul><li>If you think first of the cost of a project, or rank profit higher than progress, your perspective is short-term </li></ul><ul><li>A person who would rather be famous than rich is more ambitious </li></ul><ul><li>If you would discuss a promotion with your family first, you are more humane than ambitious </li></ul><ul><li>A big fish in a small pond – you may lack drive </li></ul>
  51. 51. Tests <ul><li>Know what you want, </li></ul><ul><li>Know your abilities and capacities, and </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the difference between the two </li></ul><ul><li>Know what drives you </li></ul><ul><li>Know what gives you satisfaction, </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Know the difference between the two </li></ul>
  52. 52. Mastery <ul><li>Of the task at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Requires absolute concentration, the full deployment of oneself </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute competence </li></ul>
  53. 53. Strategic thinking <ul><li>“ Unless you are a lead dog, the scenery never changes” </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul>
  54. 54. Most people in organizations feel that they tend to work like this Identify 6 points
  55. 55. Different Perspectives  
  56. 56. Communicate Missions and visions                                                                                
  57. 57. 3. CONCLUSION
  58. 58. Review <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) </li></ul><ul><li>Know thyself </li></ul><ul><li>Try everything </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  59. 59. Questions <ul><li>What experiences were vital to your development? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the turning points in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>What role has failure played in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you learn? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there people in your life you particularly admire? </li></ul>
  60. 60. Question What can I be the best in the world at?
  61. 61. 100 years from now <ul><li>It will not matter what kind of car I drive, </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of house I lived in, </li></ul><ul><li>How much money I have, nor </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of clothes I wear. </li></ul><ul><li>But the world may be a little better, </li></ul><ul><li>Because I was important in a life of child </li></ul>
  62. 62. “ So I can see my dreams.”

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