A little old, but some things are timeless. This is a wonderful video sharing some of the best qualities of leadership. Imagine if more of us started this early with the knowledge and understanding of these traits.
Enjoy and share!
Belpre Elementary School students share their leadership experience
Belpre Elementary School has a program for students to become a leader and improve their communication skills.
“Leadership mostly because you are very kind and when you are on the lighthouse team and you are like a mean person, people aren’t going to think of you as a leader. So, what I learn the most is being a leader and being kind you know, helping others whenever they need help because sometimes people don’t ask for help because they are like tough, but sometimes they just need a little help” Maddie Richards, Lighthouse team student.
The lighthouse team allows students to become leaders and learn to communicate well with others.
“Whenever we have meetings every Friday, we have to talk a lot and we always have to go over speaking loudly at a good clear level, like at Rockland Ridge we had to do that because sometimes they couldn’t hear me. So, I had to repeat and that’s okay just don’t be mean and do not yell at them so that really has helped my communication skills.” Ellie Whitlatch, Lighthouse team student.
These student leader recognize not everyone is in the same boat as others.
“Everybody doesn’t have life as you do, something could be going on at their house or in their life and you just do not know so I think it is important to be kind and be a leader because sometimes that can just really help other people.” Ava Colvin, Lighthouse team student.
A common favorite part within the team is being kind and being a role model for other students.
“My favorite part is probably the morning announcement. I like showing on the announcements we do habits and do inspiring quotes and I like spreading the word about being kind.” Chloe Hess, Lighthouse team student.
I like helping others and I know it probably means a lot to them whenever I smile especially if they are having a bad day.” Raelynn Gibbs, Lighthouse team student.
Great video to use for a meeting to engage and motive your team. It is inspirational.
I use these kinds of videos often as it pushes aside all the work thoughts and focuses on the development session or meeting – gets the audience focused and in the moment.
This was a very funny video I have used numerous times in team work coaching sessions.
It provides a very creative solution to the goal at hand. I have used it during team building meetings with my team to demonstrate teamwork in a funny way. It breaks the ice as we learn about teamwork, which can be over-expressed and you get that glazed-over eyes look when you use the word.
The I Power Seed is, breat creative and search outside of the box for solutions. It will provide innovative solutions, especially when coupled with collaboration (which is in another post).
My wife “forced” me to watch this video. She felt inspired and was moved by it, so I figured I had to support her and watch it. Well, it was an amazing video.
You need to watch it. Period.
It will inspire you, those around you, and just make you feel good. We need that now and then.
Make an Impact: Rick Rigsby delivers a powerful speech on how his father’s teachings have guided him through the most troubling times of his life. Are you Inspired?
Maybe you remember the commencement speaker from your college graduation; maybe you don’t. But it is safe to say the spring 2017 graduates of the California State University Maritime Academy will never forget the wisdom award-winning journalist, author, and—most importantly—son of a ship’s cook Dr. Rick Rigsby shared with them on their graduation day. In an homage to his late father and wife, Rigsby said that the best advice he ever received was from his father, who was a “third grade dropout” and a “simple cook,” and he proceeded to pass it along to those in attendance with the hope that they too would come to understand that while times might get tough, it is vital to wake up every morning in search of greater knowledge and go to sleep every night asking oneself: “How you living?”
His Book on Amazon
Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout: How the Timeless Wisdom of One Man Can Impact an Entire Generation
After his wife died, Rick Rigsby was ready to give up. The bare minimum was good enough. Rigsby was content to go through the motions, living out his life as a shell of himself. But then he remembered the lessons his father taught him years before – something insanely simple, yet incredibly profound.
These lessons weren’t in advanced mathematics or the secrets of the stock market. They were quite straightforward, in fact, for Rigsby’s father never made it through third grade. But if this uneducated man’s instructions were powerful enough to produce a Ph.D. and a judge – imagine what they can do for you.
Join Rigsby as he dusts off time-tested beliefs and finds brilliantly simple answers to modern society’s questions. In a magnificent testament to the “Greatest Generation” which gave so much and asked so little in return, Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout will challenge you while reigniting your passion to lead a truly fulfilling life.
After all, it’s never too late to learn a little bit more about life – just ask the third-grade dropout.
One the programs or methodologies I enjoyed and is the catalyst that propelled me into creating this website is Patrick Lencioni’s “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team”. It was truly inspiring.
The inspiration got me thinking and looking at my team and my leadership skills. At the same time some of my staff had shared with me that they felt there were areas as a team where we were dysfunctional. So from the inspiration and guidance I was feeling, I dove into The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and began a journey. A challenging one for sure, but rewarding and one that produced positive results in the end.
As a side note I had to adjust it for my staff, not for an executive team and the book is based on.
This video is an overview of The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and a good introduction for you. I also encourage you to get the full audio and paper versions of the book. You will really enjoy the story and all of its meanings.
Enjoy your journey!