Leadership You (yes, YOU) can make a difference Presentation to Edithvale Primary School 2 May 2011 Ian Button Rotary Club of Chelsea (Australia) ianbutton / at #gmail % dot !com
Myths about Leaders Leaders are always right Leaders are tough Leaders are never scared Leaders always know what to do (Leaders know everything) Leaders never make bad decisions Leaders can do anything
More Mad Leader Myths Men make better leaders than women Tall/smart/beautiful people are good leaders A Hero is a good Leader Leaders are born, not made Popular people make good leaders Being a leader is easy
Leaders: LEAD INFLUENCE and MOTIVATE people FIND and TRY NEW THINGS LOOK and LISTEN more than talk INCLUDE and RESPECT people Are not ALWAYS popular LEARN from mistakes Realise everyone is DIFFERENT
Leaders keep trying I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed. Michael Jordan
At Home Take responsibility Ask what you can do to help Tidy your room before being asked Be ORGANISED Make a schedule for chores "Eat the Frog" Respect others Stay Healthy - Good food, sleep, exercise Lead by example
At School Take RESPONSIBILITY Be curious Find / think of new ways of doing things Be ORGANISED VOLUNTEER for Leadership Roles Help others ACHIEVE THEIR BEST Be Fair AND REWARD EFFORT Don't ask others to do what you would not SET AN EXAMPLE for others to follow
In your Community Make opportunities (Get Involved) (Things are run by PEOPLE WHO TURN UP) Be ORGANISED Try different things. TALK to people especially OTHER LEADERS.
In your Community READ (everything) Look for ways that you can help VOLUNTEER for leadership positions Walk the Talk HELP OTHERS ACHIEVE (Why I am here today) If at first you don't succeed...
Ways that Rotary leads *Helps develop tomorrow's leaders through Interact Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, Camp Awakenings, Youth Exchange, RYPEN *Encourage School Debating, Public Speaking *Designs and Implements Community Projects School Projects (Backpacks, Choirs, School Water Tanks), Sports Facilities *Run programs for older students (RYLA) *By never being satisfied with what it has done *Run Awareness Campaigns (Polio, RAM, Kind2Mind) *Partner with other groups *Share knowledge and fund research (ARH)