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Lead your organization with style

Use this scenario to help young people learn about and practice different leadership styles.

Description

When to use it:

  • learning and understanding about leadership styles
  • understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each leadership style

Size of the group: 15 people

Age of the group: over 14 years old

Time:

Preparation: 25 min.

Presentation: 45 min.

Materials:

  • flip-chart papers
  • markers

How:

Preparation:

Presentation:

  1. Split the participants in three groups, and select from each group one person, who will be designated as the leader of the group;
  2. Provide to each leader (but NOT to the groups) one of the three scenarios from here.
  3. While the three leaders read their scenarios, provide to each group a flip-chart paper and markers; and tell them that they will receive instructions from their own leader.
  4. Now, leave the groups to be led by their leaders and do the tasks, for about 15 min.
  5. Each group should present their decisions and results regarding the tasks.

Follow-up questions:

  • What behaviors did you identify at your leaders? What about at your followers?
  • How did you feel as a leader or as a member of a team during the play role?
  • How efficient was each meeting?
  • What were the advantages and disadvantages of each meeting, caused by the leadership style?

Possible variations:

For step 2, you can provide another situation where leadership and organization is needed, in accordance with your audience’s age and cultural background.

Other resources:

Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic

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