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Text Box: Module 3 - Leadership Concepts to Teach
Lesson 2 - Self Esteem, Leadership Impressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

Is there a link to one’s self-esteem and success?  Is it important for youth leaders to provide an environment where youngsters can build their positive images?  Perhaps you can relate stories of young people with positive or negative self-esteem.  How did they succeed?  Were there differences among these young people?

The goal of this lesson is to provide you a brief introduction to self-esteem and introduce you to several activities that may be incorporated into a leadership education program.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Following completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:
  1. Create methods to develop a positive image/esteem atmosphere in a leadership education program
  2. List characteristics of low and high self-esteemers
  3. List causes of low self-esteem
  4. List ways to present a positive image and high self-esteem
 
ENERGIZER:
Complete these sentences:
  1. On Saturdays, I like to ____________________.
  2. If I had my dream car, I would ____________________.
  3. I feel best when people _____________________.
  4. If I had a million dollars I would ___________________.
  5. Secretly I wish ____________________.
  6. If I could start my life all over again I would _____________________.

(See Supplemental Activity 3-2: Unfinished Sentences for Youth for sentences you could use with young people.)  [PDF]  [RTF]

WOW! You have some great aspirations! Now, go on to our lesson about image and self-esteem.

 
REQUIRED ACTIVITIES:
  1. View the PowerPoint: Your Leadership Image.  [HTML]  [PDF]
  2. Complete Activity 3-3: Autobiographical Questionnaire. To simulate what this activity would be like in a group, have a friend or relative also complete the activity. Talk with each other about what you learned most about who you are. Ask and answer these questions: what surprised you most? What did you learn about yourself that you would like to change? How can you take steps to make these changes?  [PDF]  [RTF]
  3. Complete Activity 3-4: Adjective Wardrobe.  [PDF]  [RTF]
  4. Read the short articles related to creating positive environments. Go to:
    THREE POWERS OF A POSITIVE ATTITUDE  [PDF]
    RECOGNITION CHECKLIST  [PDF]
    PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK  [PDF]
    TEN QUESTIONS FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT  [PDF]
    These articles were created by the Leadership Center at Ohio State University. If you would like a list of their articles the web address is:
    http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu/Publications/Leadership_Moments/leadership_moments.htm
  5. Complete Activity 3-5: Self Collage. You will be completing this activity by yourself so you cannot easily share your results with others. We have successfully used this activity with all age groups and found that people really like it! By completing the activity, even by yourself, you can get an idea of how your youth clientele might respond.  Click here to see a sample collage.  [PDF]
  6. Complete Activity 3-6: Weekly Reaction Sheets.  [PDF]  [RTF]
  7. To summarize this lesson, answer these questions: How can youth leaders find the unique talents and abilities of their organization members? What activities would you incorporate into a meeting or retreat?