Why is this Necessary?
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What is the Problem?
We live in a Society where there is a breakdown of the family, fatherless homes are rampant, bullying is an epidemic, racial tensions seem to be increasing every day, and young people are graduating with more education but seem to be less prepared for the work force than ever before.
”The National Association of Colleges and Employers surveyed more than 200 employers about their top 10 priorities in new hires. Overwhelmingly, they want candidates who are team players, problem solvers, and can plan, organize, and prioritize their work. They are having a hard time finding this in young adults today.”
What is the Point?
There are hundreds of thousands of good kids out there, but they are growing up in a different world, and therefore, they are experiencing different challenges (ie. Cell phones, Social Media, Vast forms of Entertainment promoting poor value systems, Instantaneous Information, and so on…) What we focus on each day and what we do repeatedly shapes our character. It shapes who we become. In our modern world, we are often too busy to stop, look up, and ask ourselves – Is this the direction I really want to be going? Am I heading down a road that will lead me to the type of person I want to be?
Just because the world has changed doesn’t mean that certain character traits are no longer relevant. In fact, many of those character traits are now more relevant than they have ever been. We have just been too busy to stop and focus on them. Character Traits such as:
Leadership and so on…
The point of The Fourth Quarter Leadership Institute is to challenge kids to give these character traits a good hard look and see just how valuable they are. Through a series of activities and discussions, we show the kids how valuable these traits can be in their lives. We then give them opportunities to establish their own core values as well as a plan of action for cultivating those values on a daily basis.
What is the Purpose?
The Purpose of The Fourth Quarter Leadership Institute to take the leaders from all of the different extra-curricular groups in a school from Student Council to ROTC and Football, show them what it means to be an effective leader, and then challenge them to implement what they learn into the groups that they lead. Our theory is that if we can positively change the culture of the kids who lead the different groups in a school, then we can begin to change the culture of a school. If we can change the culture of enough schools, then we might begin to change the culture of a Community. If we change the culture of enough Communities, we might just change the Culture of our society because it is leaders in our schools who will one day be leading our communities and our country.
What is the Process?
Topics Covered at the Leadership Institute
The Character of a Leader
What does it mean to be 1 out of 100?
Establish your own Core Values
Establish a Plan for Cultivating those Core Values on a daily basis
The Personality of a Leader
What makes you unique as a leader?
Meyers Briggs Assessment
What do people think when they think of you as a Leader?
Social Media IQ Activity
The Motivation of a Leader
What motivates you to be great? (Selfishness never works)
Identify what is most important. What are your priorities?
Time to make a difference activity
What is something bigger than yourself that is worth working, playing, and living for?
The Legacy of a Leader
How do you want to be remembered?
What kind of a difference did you make in your school or business?
Establish a plan for leading the way that you want to lead
Write a Commitment letter to your coach or boss on how you plan to lead this year
Captains Corner – plan to put your words into action
What is the Payoff?
For the Attendees
For the Coaches
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