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You can be a one-star leader or a five-star leader. What does that mean, and why is it important if you’re a leader or want to be one?
- A leader will have followers.
- A leader has clarity. They know where they’re going and what they want to accomplish.
- A leader is authentic.
- A leader is invested in the outcome of whatever they are doing.
- A leader is humble and doesn’t make it just about themselves.
Being a leader means having people working alongside you. If you have no followers you’re not leading anyone!
See Also: Athletes, Character
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Have you ever had to complete a group project at school? What was fun about it? What was hard about it? Did your group get a good grade on the project? Why or why not?
- Are you a leader in any way, whether at school, at home, on a sports team, or in your friend group? How did you become a leader? What are some ways you lead?
- Have you ever been on a team where the leader wasn’t very good at it? What happened? Why don’t you think they were a good leader?
- Would you want to be in a group or on a team where the leader didn’t really care if you succeeded or failed? Why or why not?
- What’s an example of a coach, teacher, friend, or other leader who you’ve seen “buy-in” to a team or group? Why would you say they were “bought-in?”
- What’s an example of a leader who has shown a lot of humility? If it was a person who was leading you, what was your experience like? Or if you had a leader who wasn’t very humble, what was that experience like?
- Would you like to be a five-star leader or to have a five-star leader? Why or why not?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.