This is the story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have. (Author unknown)
What type of leader are you? Leadership lessons from dancing guy.
I strongly believe that there is a leader in everyone and that as a teacher it is my role to help young people (and my colleagues) discover what type of leader they are and what skills and values they bring to the learning environment and team.
“A good leader, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, ‘We did this ourselves.’” Lao Tse
It is wrong to assume that a leader always leads from the front, is bold and confident – gives directions and delegates tasks. Leadership is about inclusion and bringing the best out in everyone, achieving success for the common good. By doing this we must look to go out of our comfort zones and also encourage others to do the same – but always remembering that each persons comfort zone is very different to others. This is what the Global Citizenship Award is all about, helping people leave their comfort zones and discovering who they are and what types of leader through global citizenship you can be in the world today and also in the future. We all have a role to play and can contribute in many different ways.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
Don’t become a slave to social momentum, don’t be someone that seeks comfort over change. Try something new everyday, speak to somebody new everyday, challenge yourself to be different and find the leader in you.
Think about the opportunities and possibilities instead of the challenges and problems.
If you change your thinking, you will change your actions!
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