June POWerful Word – LEADERSHIP – Week 3

All leaders need to have goals! What is a goal (i.e. something you want to learn/achieve)? What is a goal that you have worked on and have achieved in the past (i.e. rank/level, grade, team, competition)? As leaders, we must also set goals as a group– the goal can’t just be about you– it has to be about the group you are leading… why? Remember “WE not ME!” Let’s repeat that; “WE not ME!” What might be a “group goal” for (1) Our class (2) A sports or competitive team (3) An orchestra? What is OUR collective goal in our class? Why is it important for leaders to help their team to set group goals (i.e., connect, unify)? A leader must also communicate the goal to the team. How can a leader talk about a goal in a way that gets people motivated (i.e. start with the END in mind- what they will see, sense, say, tell the team s/he believes in them). As a leader, what would you think the people in charge at the hospitals would have said to the nurses and doctors working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic? What would YOU do/say if you had to inspire a team to do something difficult?

If you have time: What happens when the leader has a bad attitude about a goal or doesn’t believe in it?