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Recreation and Fitness LeadershipWelcome to PLF4C!
Discovering Leadership and Leadership Styles 15 hours Developing the Leadership Team30 hours Injury Prevention and First Aid 10 hours Planning and Event Management 27 hours Leadership Roles in Healthy Active Living 28 hoursCourse Units:
Your Definition of Leadership?
Leaders help groups set goals, envision the possibilities and make commitments
Leaders can have a positive influence on the lives and behaviours of others
Leaders are not necessarily people who do great things but rather people who inspire others to do great things
What is Leadership?Leadership is an action. Leadership is something you give, not take. Leadership is designed to empower others, not take power away.
Each of you has an index card. DO NOT Write your name on the cardWrite the four questions in each corner that you would like to know about people in the classFavourite song, sport, class, foodBirthday or birth orderWhat you would like to do after high school, school you would like to attendWhere you were born, number of people in your family etc
When I say, "stop," you have to stand beside the person closest to you and ask the question that is on the upper right corner of your own card. Both students have to answer the questions. Now have them mingle again and meet a new person.The Mingle GameWrite three things about yourselves on a piece of paper.
Then crumble up the paper to resemble a snowball. When I say go Have a snowball fight for about one minute.
Everyone will grab one of the snowballs and has to try and find the person who wrote on it.
Snow Ball ActivityActive IcebreakerIf you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?If you were an animal, what would you be and why?What is one goal youd like to accomplish during your lifetime?When you were little, who was your favorite super hero and why?Who is your hero? (a parent, a celebrity, an influential person in ones life)Whats your favorite thing to do in the summer?If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would you want to play you?If you were an ice cream flavor, which one would you be and why?Whats your favorite cartoon character, and why?
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and whyWhats the ideal dream job for you?Are you a morning or night person?What are your favorite hobbies?What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike?Whats the weirdest thing youve ever eaten?Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family.Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.If you had to describe yourself using three words, it would beIf someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be
1. Break tension of groups of new people.2. Allow people to express their personalities.3. Help to reveal natural leaders within groups.4. To create a fun environment which is essential to learn.5. Bring confidence to a group.
Icebreakers are necessary in all group situations. Why? Because people don't feel comfortable in new groups and wont express themselves honestly until they do. The benefits for icebreakers:1. Bring cohesion to a team of individuals.2. Allow people to fill roles and see team-dynamics.3. Build stronger friendships among teams.4. Help to understand individual needs.5. Give leadership roles to potential new leaders.
The benefits for team developmentWe measure the effectiveness of a leader not in terms of the leadership he exercises, but in terms of the leadership he evokes; not in terms of power over others, but in terms of the power released in others; not in terms of the goals she sets up and the direction she gives, but in terms of goals and plans of action others work out for themselves with her help; not in terms alone of products and projects completed, but in terms of growth of competence, sense of responsibility, and personal satisfaction among many participants
YMCA Definition of leadershiphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCBrkrFrBEDo you remember a Lollipop Moment?Talk to your neighbour about, and be prepared to share it with the class.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96UWhat are some of the things that inspire you? What types of people inspire you?
What is Leadership?
Leadership versus Management
ManagersDirect or control operation or performanceAre concerned with logistics
LeadersSet overall vision to inspireInfluence interpersonal relationships and motivationMay show management ability
Leadership is the knack of getting somebody to do something you want done because he wants to do it.Dwight D. Eisenhower QuoteSupervisors Oversee the quality of work donePass judgement on the group members performance
Leaders May function as supervisorsBUT also encourage group members to set and achieve their own personal standardsWhat is the difference between Leadership and Supervision then?Sometimes leaders find themselves in their positions because of their assigned status and leadership may be lackingThis can be very frustrating for those who rely on leadership, and for those who actually demonstrate strong leadership skills
Beware of the person at the top syndromeJust Watch!
Age-old debates surrounding leadership posits questions like, 'What characteristics make someone a leader?'
Are leaders born or made?'
There have been many theories concerning what makes a leader a leader - the most widely known leadership theories are trait theory, behaviour theory, contingency theory, and transformational theory. Classical Leadership TheoriesSome theorists believe that there are certain traits, or personal characteristics, that leaders have and that others do not.
These traits include charisma, intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity, energy, and sociability.
Trait theory is useful in identifying leadership potential in people.
Many organizations also use this principle to help make hiring decisions; however, this theory has been highly criticized for its simplicity and exclusion of many other factors. Critics of the theory challenge the notion that people who have these qualities will make good leaders and those that do not possess these traits cannot become effective leaders.
Trait TheoriesBehaviour theories focus on what leaders do, as opposed to who they are.Leadership behaviours can be divided into two dimensions: task-oriented behaviours and people-oriented behaviours. One famous behaviour theory is the managerial grid model developed by Robert Blake and Jane Mouton in the early 1960s.
Its premise is that the extent the leader focuses on these dimensions determines his or her leadership style.
Some leaders are more concerned with getting the tasks at hand completed successfully.
Other leaders favor creating solid interpersonal relationships with their employees.
For example, if you have a high concern for the task and achieving results coupled with little concern for maintaining relationships with people, you would be an authority-obedience manager. Consider a time when you were in a leadership position - what was your leadership style?
Theory argues that there is no single way of leading and that every leadership style should be based on certain situations, which signifies that there are certain people who perform at the maximum level in certain places; but at minimal performance when taken out of their element.
To a certain extent contingency leadership theories are an extension of the trait theory, in the sense that human traits are related to the situation in which the leaders exercise their leadership. It is generally accepted within the contingency theories that leader are more likely to express their leadership when they feel that their followers will be responsive.
The Contingency LeadershipAlso known as exchange theories of leadership, are characterized by a transaction made between the leader and the followers.In fact, the theory values a positive and mutually beneficial relationship.
For the transactional theories to be effective and as a result have motivational value, the leader must find a means to align to adequately reward (or punish) his follower, for performing leader-assigned task. In other words, transactional leaders are most efficient when they develop a mutual reinforcing environment, for which the individual and the organizational goals are in sync.
The transactional theorists state that humans in general are seeking to maximize pleasurable experiences and to diminish un-pleasurable experiences. Thus, we are more likely to associate ourselves with individuals that add to our strengths.
Transactional theoriesTypes of Leaders
Research the previous 4 leadership types and write a brief description of each
Put yourself into at least one of the categories
State why you would place yourself in this category
Give an example of when you were this type of leader
This is to be typed, labelled and handed in by Monday!TASK- discover where your greatness lies