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1 Leadership Overview Junior Leader Training Troop 1600 – Jordan UCC

2 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Introduction Who are the leaders of Troop 1600? Who are the leaders of Troop 1600? Leaders make sacrifices: time, work, responsibility Leaders make sacrifices: time, work, responsibility Who has the authority and responsibility to make decisions? Who has the authority and responsibility to make decisions? Why will Scouts follow your leadership? Why will Scouts follow your leadership? Because you say so? Because you say so? Because you were elected or appointed? Because you were elected or appointed? Because they recognize your leadership, trust your judgment? Because they recognize your leadership, trust your judgment?

3 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 First – Some Simple Advice Keep your word Keep your word This is how you earn your Scouts’ trust This is how you earn your Scouts’ trust Be fair to everyone Be fair to everyone Don’t play favorites Don’t play favorites Be consistent Be consistent If it’s a rule, it must always be followed If it’s a rule, it must always be followed Scouts should know what to expect from you Scouts should know what to expect from you Be Flexible Be Flexible Sometimes new opportunities come up Sometimes new opportunities come up Give Praise Give Praise Have fun! Have fun!

4 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Good Leadership Practices Communicate Communicate This is the most important thing you do! This is the most important thing you do! Give critical feedback in Private Give critical feedback in Private Be Organized Be Organized Plan, plan, plan and then plan a little more Plan, plan, plan and then plan a little more Set the example – Be Prepared Set the example – Be Prepared Delegate Delegate You don’t have to do everything yourself! You don’t have to do everything yourself! Ask for help Ask for help You don’t have to do everything yourself! You don’t have to do everything yourself!

5 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Key Leadership Skills Effective Communication Effective Communication Effective Listening Effective Listening Effective Organization Effective Organization Efficient contact list – phone & Efficient contact list – phone & Give as much advance notice as possible Give as much advance notice as possible Where possible provide written copies Where possible provide written copies Reminders – leverage the web site Reminders – leverage the web site Plan, Plan, Plan Plan, Plan, Plan Reflection – keep questions open ended Reflection – keep questions open ended Match the leadership style to the needs of the situation Match the leadership style to the needs of the situation

6 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Leadership Styles - EDGE The Telling Style – EXPLAIN The Telling Style – EXPLAIN One way communication involving little discussion One way communication involving little discussion Used to give direction when someone has limited knowledge or in emergency situations Used to give direction when someone has limited knowledge or in emergency situations The Coaching Style – DEMONSTRATE The Coaching Style – DEMONSTRATE Two way communication used to teach Two way communication used to teach Provides support, encouragement, instruction, and praise Provides support, encouragement, instruction, and praise The Persuading Style - GUIDE The Persuading Style - GUIDE Two way communication to encourage/support a scout to try something on his own Two way communication to encourage/support a scout to try something on his own The Delegating Style - ENABLE The Delegating Style - ENABLE Empower others to use their skills and knowledge to complete a task responsibly and successfully Empower others to use their skills and knowledge to complete a task responsibly and successfully

7 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Remember the Titans The key is to try to match the style of your leadership to the stage of team development The key is to try to match the style of your leadership to the stage of team development Forming Stage – need to use careful explaining for this group with high motivation but low skills Forming Stage – need to use careful explaining for this group with high motivation but low skills Storming Stage – need to make things clear by demonstrating to that group that has low enthusiasm and low skills Storming Stage – need to make things clear by demonstrating to that group that has low enthusiasm and low skills Norming Stage – need to let teams act on their own but know when to guide them as these groups have rising enthusiasm and growing skills Norming Stage – need to let teams act on their own but know when to guide them as these groups have rising enthusiasm and growing skills Performing Stage – effective leaders enable team members to make decisions to keep moving forward. These teams have high enthusiasm and high skill levels. Performing Stage – effective leaders enable team members to make decisions to keep moving forward. These teams have high enthusiasm and high skill levels.

8 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 This is called the Leadership EDGE Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable Goal Forming Explain M M M Leader Goal Storming Demonstrate Leader M M M M M M M M Goal Norming Guide M Leader M M M M M M M Goal Performing Enable Leader M M M M M M M M

9 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Communicating There are four parts to effective communication Receiving Receiving Listen Carefully and remember all your senses (body language) Listen Carefully and remember all your senses (body language) Ask Questions, repeat, clarify and summarize Ask Questions, repeat, clarify and summarize Giving or Sending Giving or Sending Speak and write clearly Speak and write clearly Use visuals and make eye contact Use visuals and make eye contact Ask for feedback and summarize Ask for feedback and summarize Retrieving Retrieving Confirm that you got the right message Confirm that you got the right message Remember it. Write it down. Remember it. Write it down. Interpreting Interpreting Filtering that occurs between the sender and receiver Filtering that occurs between the sender and receiver Affected by motivation, conflict, experience, distraction, attitude Affected by motivation, conflict, experience, distraction, attitude

10 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Resolving Conflict Stay calm; focus on finding a solution Stay calm; focus on finding a solution Be Aware of Yourself - Do not take sides Be Aware of Yourself - Do not take sides Meet privately with those that are upset Meet privately with those that are upset Listen - Use open ended questions to explore differences Listen - Use open ended questions to explore differences Use EAR - Use EAR - Express – What do you want and what are you doing to get it? Express – What do you want and what are you doing to get it? Address – Why is that working or not working? Address – Why is that working or not working? Resolve – What ways are available to solve the problem? Resolve – What ways are available to solve the problem?

11 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Resolving Conflict Remember to be aware or yourself and others Remember to be aware or yourself and others Listen… for… Listen… for… Bribery, Concern, Persuasion, Interest, Straightforwardness, etc. Bribery, Concern, Persuasion, Interest, Straightforwardness, etc. Use Your EAR Use Your EAR Possible Appropriate Responses… Possible Appropriate Responses… Avoiding – let the problem work itself out Avoiding – let the problem work itself out Compromising – simple give and take Compromising – simple give and take Problem Solving – both parties work towards resolving the problem Problem Solving – both parties work towards resolving the problem

12 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Valuing Others The challenge is to leverage all the scouts in the troop to deliver the program – value the diversity of the group! The challenge is to leverage all the scouts in the troop to deliver the program – value the diversity of the group! ROPE – an effective approach to increasing the troop’s diversity ROPE – an effective approach to increasing the troop’s diversity Reach – Look to those who are not like you in terms of religion, race, ability, culture and tradition Reach – Look to those who are not like you in terms of religion, race, ability, culture and tradition Organize – do all you can to help deliver the promise of the program Organize – do all you can to help deliver the promise of the program Practice – Practice using the skills learned during this program to build on the diversity of the Troop Practice – Practice using the skills learned during this program to build on the diversity of the Troop Experience – The experiences you have as you include others in your unit can make your scouting experience richer! Experience – The experiences you have as you include others in your unit can make your scouting experience richer!

13 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Effective Planning Consider the Task Consider the Task What is the job? Does everyone understand? What is the job? Does everyone understand? Make decisions… Make decisions… What must be done and Why? What must be done and Why? When – times? When – times? Who – whole troop, patrol, or selected members Who – whole troop, patrol, or selected members Where – place? Where – place? Consider the Resources Consider the Resources What do you have to work with? What do you have to work with? What knowledge and skills do the members have? What knowledge and skills do the members have? Who has experience – who has done this before? Who has experience – who has done this before? What equipment, supplies and money will be needed? What equipment, supplies and money will be needed? How much time do we have? – is it appropriate? How much time do we have? – is it appropriate? Checkpoint – do you have what you need? Checkpoint – do you have what you need? Consider the Alternatives Consider the Alternatives What could happen to change the plan? What could happen to change the plan? What problems could develop? Is there a backup plan? What problems could develop? Is there a backup plan? Checkpoint – what alternatives can be used? Checkpoint – what alternatives can be used?

14 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Effective Planning (cont.) Communicate the Plan Communicate the Plan Review and revise the plan before you start – develop a checklist. Write it down! Review and revise the plan before you start – develop a checklist. Write it down! Commit the members of the group to the plan Commit the members of the group to the plan Share the plan with your adult leaders Share the plan with your adult leaders Checkpoint – Let’s Go! Checkpoint – Let’s Go! Put the Plan into Action Put the Plan into Action Follow the plan as closely as possible Follow the plan as closely as possible If something happens, have the backup plan available If something happens, have the backup plan available Checkpoint – How did we do? Checkpoint – How did we do? Evaluate Evaluate Was the job done as planned? Was the job done as planned? How did the group do – did everyone participate? How did the group do – did everyone participate? Reflect on the experience – Roses and Thorns – what did we learn that we could do better next time? Reflect on the experience – Roses and Thorns – what did we learn that we could do better next time?

15 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Setting the Example Follow Instructions Follow Instructions Do things the scouting way Do things the scouting way Be guided by the Scout Oath and Law in everything you do Be guided by the Scout Oath and Law in everything you do Try Hard Try Hard Do more than follow the instructions Do more than follow the instructions Always try your best Always try your best Show Initiative Show Initiative Do the best that you can with what you have Do the best that you can with what you have Act Maturely Act Maturely Using good judgment helps you gain respect of others Using good judgment helps you gain respect of others There is a place for both work and fun There is a place for both work and fun Know Your Job Know Your Job Have the “Big Picture” in mind, but know the details Have the “Big Picture” in mind, but know the details Learn the skills of Scoutcraft and leadership – work at them Learn the skills of Scoutcraft and leadership – work at them Apply what you have learned and evaluate how you are doing Apply what you have learned and evaluate how you are doing Attitude, Attitude, Attitude Attitude, Attitude, Attitude If you attitude is positive, your group will be positive If you attitude is positive, your group will be positive Even when things are difficult, your mood can make all the difference Even when things are difficult, your mood can make all the difference Your opinion has a real impact Your opinion has a real impact

16 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Decision Making Process Define the Problem- identify the most desired outcomes Define the Problem- identify the most desired outcomes Identify available alternate solutions to the problem Identify available alternate solutions to the problem Evaluate the available alternatives Evaluate the available alternatives Make the decision (several tools available) Make the decision (several tools available) Implement the decision Implement the decision Evaluate the decision – how did it go? Evaluate the decision – how did it go?

17 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Decision Making Tools Brainstorming – Allows for the free flow of ideas. There are no “bad” ideas. Brainstorming – Allows for the free flow of ideas. There are no “bad” ideas. Consensus – Occurs when a discussion leads to agreement without resorting to a vote Consensus – Occurs when a discussion leads to agreement without resorting to a vote Multi-voting – Allows team members to trim a list to a manageable size. Everyone gets several votes depending on the overall size of the list. Multi-voting – Allows team members to trim a list to a manageable size. Everyone gets several votes depending on the overall size of the list. Parking Lot – Helps team hold onto fresh ideas whose time has not yet arrived. Parking Lot – Helps team hold onto fresh ideas whose time has not yet arrived.

18 Troop 1600 Jordan UCC Module 3: Leadership 101 Questions?


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