leadership readiness course

Real world leadership tools, solving real world challenges

Hands on application of The 4 Roles of Leadership, 13 Behaviors of High-Trust Leaders and The 4 Disciplines of Execution pushes student leadership to the highest level.

Leading an organization or project can be daunting. Inspiring your team and keeping organized requires both interpersonal effectiveness and the time-tested tools of leadership. The intent of this course is to learn and apply the same processes used by organizational leaders across the world. While the content in this course is world class, the project-based learning approach is what brings it to life.

30 Leadership Readiness Discussions

A staff member can certify school administrators and teachers to deliver this flexible course during advisory periods or throughout a full semester.

With a Leader in Me Annual Membership, schools can order printed course materials or access digital versions of the student leadership lessons through Leader in Me Online. Optional materials are available to provide additional learning opportunities with a 20-minute discussion format as well as a convenient 40-minute class model. However, in order to provide a rich, in-depth experience for students, a dedicated semester-long course is recommended.

Sample Lesson

When I say that I see greatness in them, I honestly see greatness in them. I believe every child is a leader, and it’s our job to let them see how great they are.

-Kelda Bailess, River City Early College, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Student college readiness

21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Graduate

Excellent for councils, clubs, or the whole student body, this course prepares students for success after high school – whatever path they choose.

Whether it’s group projects, club goals, or job performance metrics, we are learning and working in environments that are collaborative, digital, and where leadership competencies are critical for success. This project-based course synthesizes proven methodologies from our corporate side, giving students a “leadership toolkit” that builds in execution strategies and project management tools while encouraging the development of their leadership and social-emotional skills.

The 4 Roles of Leadership

Leading teams or projects is a big responsibility. However, the effective application of the 4 roles of leadership will help you get there.

1.) Modeling: create a culture of trust.

2.) Pathfinding: communicate a vision.

3.) Aligning: build systems.

4.) Empowering: unleash the team.

1.) Modeling

Your ability to create a high-trust culture will serve as the foundation for successful projects and team synergy.

Trust is the one thing that changes everything. Becoming a trustworthy leader requires both character and competence. Character comes from integrity and intent. While competence comes from capabilities and results. We call these the 4 cores of credibility. It is these 4 cores of credibility that give you self-trust. Given self-trust, the incredible fruits of relationship and organizational trust become possible.

2.) Pathfinding

Become the catalyst that ignites passion around a common vision or goal.

Pathfinding is the capacity to connect what you are passionate about in a way that aligns the team with a shared vision. Great leaders are able to answer three questions:
1. Who is important to us, and what matters to them?
2. What is our purpose and what matters most to us?
3. Where are we going and how will we get there?

3.) Aligning

Pathfinding identifies the path and aligning paves the path. The road to success becomes a smooth ride with the right systems and procedures.

Great organizations break down their vision into smaller parts. Each of these smaller parts are owned by a smaller team. As the smaller teams execute on their tasks, the whole organization progresses toward their desired goal. The team leader understands this, and skillfully invites the right people to join smaller teams aligned with their interest and capabilities.

4.) Empowering

Release the talent, energy and contribution of the team.

Do you trust your team? If so, get out of their way and let them work. The leader’s job is to maintain a high-trust culture, reaffirm the vision and clear the path as needed. The celebration of targeted goals will not come from your ability to work hard, but from your ability to release the greatness of a passionate team aiming for a common goal.

Table of Contents

What you’ll learn from the 30 lessons found in the Inspire Others: Leadership Readiness course.

Table of Contents

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FranklinCovey leadership courses give students an opportunity to master college, career, and life-readiness skills. Flexible course options allow content to be delivered in a full semester or during advisory periods. Once students complete the series of courses, they can be awarded a leadership certificate to showcase on their résumé, college applications, and more.

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