Student Leadership By: Rhys Andrews. Why a Focus on Student Leadership? Tomorrows leaders will be you We can help prepare you for leadership challenges.
Post on 30-Dec-2015
Student LeadershipBy: Rhys Andrews
Why a Focus on Student Leadership?Tomorrows leaders will be youWe can help prepare you for leadership challengesWe develop shared learning about leadership
Critical Elements of Student Leadership DevelopmentPartnerships between staff and studentsProvide you with decision making power and responsibility for consequencesProvide a broader context for learning and serviceRecognize your experiences, knowledge and skills
A Long Definition of LeadershipBy: Kouze and Pozner (1995)10 Things to Think AboutSearch out challenging opportunitiesExperiment, take risks, and learnEnvision an uplifting futureEnlist others in a common visionFoster collaborationStrengthen people by giving power awaySet an example; develop shared valuesAchieve small wins; consistent progressRecognize individual contributionsCelebrate team accomplishmentsLeaders are at their best when they:
challenge the process, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, model the way, and encourage the heart
An Outline for Student Leadership1. Leadership from Within2. Leadership with Others3. Leadership in the Community4. Leadership for the FutureLeadership through Service
Leadership from WithinDevelop Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes in:Classical and contemporary leadershipPersonal awarenessCommunication skillsA personal definition of leadership
Leadership With OthersDevelop knowledge, skills and attitudes in:Authentic leadershipBalancing being and doingWorking successfully in teamsConflict resolution
Leadership in the CommunityDevelop knowledge, skills and attitudes in:Community valuesA personal definition of community leadershipA community leader skill setAppreciative inquiry
Leadership for the FutureDevelop knowledge, skills and attitudes in:Local, regional and global issuesPersonal interests and values around issuesCollaborating and building consensus
Self AwarenessWe have perceptionsWe make sense of our perceptionsWe see what we believe and what we want to believeWe make up negative stories more oftenWe attribute error to othersWe project (what we see outside of us is what is inside of us)We have mental models
How to Defeat Perceptions and Sense Making?4 skills to defeat these two norms of human behavior:Self awareness know mental maps, etc.Descriptiveness know own experience and how to describe it to others (be discerning)Curiosity ask questions and listenAppreciation be positive and appreciate others
Window on the worldWhat does your window on the world look like?your assumptionsyour beliefsyour attitudesyour values
Ladder of Inference
Open Talking and Listeningwe need to do both Talking openly willing to expose to others what is inside us Listening openly willing to expose ourselves to something new from others Doing both opens new realities
Open Talking Tell a personal experience about leadership to a friend.Listen intently to the story and paraphrase.When somebody speaks personally, passionately, and from the heart, the conversation deepens.Speak up and speak in the here and now think, feel, sense, want, and do.
Open ListeningRemember the root of not listening is knowing if I already know the truth, why do I need to listen?How do you feel when you are listened to?What do you learn when you listen to others?
Your experience is not what happens to you, but what you do internally with what happens to you. You create your experience. Ron Short
The quality of life depends on what happens in the space between stimulus and responseanonymous
Authentic LeadershipBehaviorPracticesSkillsSelfFramingCharacterAlignmentDoing Being
Moving from Inauthentic to AuthenticWhat feels right Sharing my truth in the momentSelf fulfilling we are authentic to authentic peopleBe true to your valuesMy barriers do not have to be there
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
TrustTrust as belief in someone versus obligationThe goal an equal partnershipWhy is trust important to you?How do you know when someone trusts you?
If I believe you are capable we are in this togetherIf I expect you to take some action it requires dependency
Why Team?Team supports a set of values ( listening, community, feedback, dialogue)Shared responsibilityProcess and resultsSupportOpen communication
CollaborationTeam is recognizedTry out ideasConform to team standardsPreparation for futureBetter problem solving
Lack of Commitment
Fear of Conflict
Absence of TrustInattention to ResultsDisablers of Teamwork Triangle
Appropriate AssertivenessUsing I statements to be clearState your case without arousing the defenses of the other person