You as a Leader

You as a Leader

Youth Outdoor Leadership Series

These activities should be completed in the presence of a parent or guardian.

Now that you’ve thought about qualities and examples of other leaders, we can now focus on YOU. Every leader has different leadership styles, goals, personalities, experience, and backgrounds. Think about how you’ve taken the lead on a school project, on a sports team, as a friend. In different environments, you probably displayed different leadership qualities.

Intro Questions: Why is it important to you to become a better leader? What leadership qualities do you want to improve on?

Activity: Complete this worksheet to determine what will look and behave like as a leader.

Discussion:  Ask a team-mate, a peer, a family member, or a friend to draw or describe you as a leader. This will give you insight to what leadership qualities you possess in different environments.  Are your drawings or descriptions similar?

Video: Watch this 6 minute video to learn about a leader with three capacities: a firefighter, a trail builder, and a mountain biker. Think about the following questions:

  • How does Bill’s leadership style differ in each situation?
  • How did he become a leader in each?