Becoming a Success with Leadership Skills

A leader is someone that takes charge of something. This may sound fun, but it isn't an easy job. Everyone will be looking to the leader for answers. It's hard to be a leader, but it's also important. Learning to be a good leader will make your students a better choice for future jobs. It will give them the skills they need to be a success.

Here are the qualities of what it takes to be a leader:

Motivation: The reason to do something.
Confidence: To believe in yourself.
Communication: To get someone to know what you are trying to say.
Integrity: To be honest and fair.
Creativity: To have great ideas and can think on your feet.
Commitment: To work just as hard as everyone else.

Everyone can be a leader. They already have it in them. Try this leadership exercise with your students to see just how good of a leader they are:

House of Cards Activity
Get into small groups of 3 to 5 people. One person is chosen as the leader. The group must build a house of cards using a single deck of 52 playing cards. Here's the catch: only one person can build at a time. The leader is in charge of telling the group who can go, how many cards they can use, and where to place these cards. The leader will have to work with their group to make these decisions.

1. How high did you get your house of cards?
2. How many times did it fall and you had to restart?

Try these other 2 leadership exercises from our Learning Communication & Teamwork resource, part of our 21st Century Skills series.

Inspire your students to have a leader mentality with this Leadership Quotes poster.

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