Monday- me as leader
To be a good leader you need to carry a vision. We spent time discussing how to develop visions and how to communicate those, with these around us.
In groups we brainstormed what values are, where they come from, and why they are important to each individual, group and an organization. We established that our collective values for the JLS 2008 are respect, honesty, trust, friendship and responsibilities.
We were asked to reflect on Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has achieved since it began, then we were shown a video advertising the events which WAGGGS will be celebrating for our Centenary from 2010-2012.
Our evening activity was a Swiss night, with traditional musicians, a quiz about Switzerland and some chocolate fondue.
We leave you with our patrol motto for the seminar...
Strong, fuerte, stark, eegonoho, silny, matla! Olivares! (Strong in the languages spoken by our patrol members)
Jen (New Zealand), Mariana (Mexico), Isabel (Switzerland), Rosemary (Zimbabwe), Gita (Slovakia), Aletta Hamhola (Namibia), Monia (Tunesia), Tsepang (Lesotho), Linda (Zambia) and Sam (Australia)
- The importance of values in leadership:
- having a vision in order to have direction
- having a mission
- the reason the organization exists
- That values can have a different meaning to people from different cultures – although there are also lots of similarities
- You as a leader can not effectively work in an organization if you don’t share at least part of its values
- It is essential for every organization to consider the future so they stay relevant to their mission and progressive in society
- Chocolate fondue is delicious!
If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!