When I talk to our students about Teamwork I point out to them that the most important team that we are on is our FAMILY. No other team needs the cooperation and vision that our family needs for long term success of all members. Of course the leaders of that team is Mom & Dad. While every team leader has different responsibilities, there are a couple of foundational standards that are true for all teams and especially families. 1. Be consistent. Whether it is setting the rules, the making of decisions or in keeping our word, consistency is one standard
The ability to communicate is key to leadership. But communication is more than just talking. A communicator must be able to do more than give a good speech. If they are to have the support of their team they must be able to listen. As we talk about leadership this month we are emphasizing both of these and seeing how the 3 kinds of leaders might use communication skills. Some are not so effective – some are very effective in the influence of others.
This month as we have looked at the character of respect with our students, we must examine ourselves as adults and ask how we can encourage respect, even when disrespect an rudeness is found everyday. Of course we have to be sure that we do not begin to believe that it is acceptable to act in that manner. In fact we may ask ourselves, how individuals we spend the most time with during the week speak to one another. Do they show respect in their communication and how does it affect us? How do we do as individuals on a