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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.