Leadership, Week 2

We will be continuing our discussion of Leadership in our lessons this week.  We will talk together about being proactive as an essential Leadership skill, as well as its relationship to Integrity, one of the Tenets of Taekwondo.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made.  And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” — Vince Lombardi (NFL Football Coach)

Leadership:  is something we can learn.

Last week, we talked about being “proactive” as one of our leadership skills.  This means that we take our aspirations — or visions — and set meaningful, concrete goals to achieve them.  We make a commitment, and then we keep that commitment.  If we set ourselves the goal of earning our Black Belt, that is a serious commitment and we have to be proactive to achieve this — it won’t just happen on its own.  This also involves Integrity — one of the Tenets of Taekwondo.  A commitment to accomplish a goal is also a promise that we keep.

Discussion Question:

  1.  What is an aspiration that you have — something you would really like to do or to become?
  2.  When you decide to set this as a goal for yourself, what steps would you take to achieve it?
  3.  What else should you do to be “proactive” in achieving this goal?

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