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Troop 301 1 Leadership Training October 2009. Troop 301 2 Leadership: Doing your job and doing it right Making those around you better You cannot help.

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1 Troop Leadership Training October 2009

2 Troop Leadership: Doing your job and doing it right Making those around you better You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

3 Troop Last May, we talked about … Priorities (the golf balls in a jar) Trust yourself and others (the fall) A Yawp (body talk) PPC:Praise, Possibilities and Concerns (the backpack) Conflicts: Breaking up a fight (the tent) Unique (Lego building)

4 Troop Today, we are going to talk about… The next chapter for Leadership Training –Ongoing Lessons Talk about Life skills: Loyalty, Conflicts & Confidence Building Talk about Scout skills: building a plan, holding a meeting & knots The Marine Corps, French words & a bridge

5 Troop Some Terms (sil vous plait) French: –Entrepreneurial: Ownership –Mirepoix: Aromatics; celery, onions and carrots (sometimes called Trinity). Basis of all great meals –Mise en place: In its place – an order to things –Nuance: Subtle differences between subjects and topics, shades of gray –Triage: Three levels

6 Troop Integrity Bravery Loyalty Whats Next? Mirepoix Building Character

7 Troop About Mise en Place … Scout Skills 1. Troop and Patrol Management 2. How to Run a Meeting 3. How to Attend a Meeting 4. How to Supervise a Patrol 5. How to Set Goals 6. How to Set Up an Activity Calendar 7. Communications

8 Troop Body and Soul: A balloon inside a balloon Plato to Socrates to Aristotle Your person is inside you –Intelligence inside an animal –The body takes care of the brain that is watching over a body that is housing a spirit that is controlling flesh and bones which is protecting…you get the joke A Yawp is the body talking

9 Troop Semper Fidelis: (Always Faithful) USMC: Why talk about them? –Purpose to what they do –Fanatically faithful to each other Proof: –While serving in the corps … –Accomplishments after the corps: Compared to all military: highest percentage to graduate college, be sober, stay married, be employed, live healthier and longer.

10 Troop Maybe it is the swords, cool uniforms or funny badges but, the real secret to the Marines success is…Leadership Crystal clear message on what to do at all times Faithful to each other. –Confidence through team building –Dependence on everyone doing their job –Cover each others back Loyal to a cause: the USA & each other A Few Good Men: Watch with Dad and discuss who was faithful and why OOOO-RAAAH

11 Troop When the last guy finishes... Celebrate the quirks and idiocy cronies West Point & Annapolis: the lowest GPA graduate gets a dollar from everyone ahead of him. Strong as the weakest, slowest and smallest link Cover each others back

12 Troop What and who are you loyal to? It is a life long question…and it evolves Family Your brothers, friends & teammates Your Ideals Your profession, vocation & passions What it takes to be a good man –No single right answer but a right approach –What would you do if …

13 Troop Stuff you need to do and know about because you are a guy Look a man in the eye…even if you dislike him. Always read a book: Literature, fiction, philosophy, history, etc.. Over tip your diner waitresses (they work harder) Learn a trick with a Frisbee or a ball or a deck of cards Pick up garbage from the street. Push empty shopping carts back to the corral. Buy cookies/popcorn/flowers from kids. Shine your shoes. Hold doors open. High five little kids. Vote. Play a sport that makes you exert your body. Learn to play golf or tennis. Close the lid and flush. Explain the infield fly rule, an on side kick and zone defense Remember the Bowline, square knot, clove, two half hitches and whipping

14 Troop by 4 by 10 The more important something is to you, the higher the board will be. It is the same board on the ground as it is up there. So, practice when it is low. You will know who is loyal to you - because you are loyal to them - when you need them.

15 Troop "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. William Shakespeare


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