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What does it take to be a leader?

Being a great leader is like being the captain of a fantastic adventure. Imagine you're on a ship, and everyone looks to you for guidance. To be a good leader, you need to be like a wizard of inclusivity and participation, bringing everyone on board the ship into the magical journey.


Firstly, why is it so cool to let your shipmates help create the treasure map, not just follow it? Well, when everyone helps draw the map, they feel like real pirates—owning the adventure and committing to finding the treasure. Imagine having a crew that's not just following orders but sharing ideas and making the journey even more exciting!

To get your crew pumped up and ready to set sail, you've got to be a communication maestro. Speak the language of transparency and openness, so your crew always knows where the ship is headed. Listen like a pirate parrot, collecting ideas and opinions from every sailor on board. It's like having a treasure chest full of diverse perspectives!


Now, picture this: your ship is in the middle of a brainstorming storm. Gather your crew for workshops where everyone can throw in their ideas like colorful gems. The more, the merrier! Don't forget to appreciate each sailor's contribution, turning them into real heroes of the journey.


But it's not just about talking the talk; you've got to walk the pirate plank too. Lead by example, show your crew what it means to live by the ship's code. When your actions match the map, the crew will trust you and follow your lead through stormy seas and sunny days.


Remember, it's not a one-time treasure hunt. Being a leader is an ongoing adventure. Stay flexible like a ship in the wind. Let your crew refine the map, add new islands, and change course if needed. The journey is more fun when everyone has a say in where the ship goes.


So, who's ready to set sail on the leadership adventure? What kind of treasures do you think your crew can discover together? Share your thoughts on how inclusivity and participation make the journey more exciting and rewarding!


Inclusivity and shared vision A key characteristic of a leader is their orientation towards inclusivity and participation. Leaders are great at motivating others and encouraging them to help create a vision. 1 Why is it important that employees participate in creating and not just implementing a vision? 2 What steps should a leader take to get people to share and follow a vision?


Discussion:


Dream Team:

  • Imagine you are building the ultimate team for a big project. What skills and qualities would you look for in your team members?

Leadership Role Model:

  • Who is a leader you admire, and why? What qualities do they have that you find inspiring?

Inclusive Leadership:

  • How do you think a leader can make everyone in a team feel included and valued? Share some ideas.

Team Challenges:

  • Have you ever faced a challenge in a group project? How did the leader handle it, and what could they have done differently?

Visionary Adventures:

  • If you were the leader of a space exploration team, what would be your mission, and how would you inspire your crew?

Feedback Fiesta:

  • How important do you think giving and receiving feedback is for a leader? Share an experience where feedback played a crucial role.

Time Travel Leadership:

  • If you could go back in time and give advice to your younger self about leadership, what would you say?

Communication Quest:

  • In your opinion, what makes communication effective in a team? How can a leader ensure everyone is on the same page?

Fun Leadership Rituals:

  • Share a fun or unique leadership activity or ritual you would implement to boost team morale and creativity. 



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