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===Objectives===
 
===Objectives===
[[Category:Diversity]] [[:Category:Diversity| Diversity]]
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[[:Category:Diversity| Diversity]]; [[:Category:Leadership| Leadership]]
[[Category:Leadership]] [[:Category:Leadership| Leadership]]
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===Group Size===
 
===Group Size===
* [[Category:Small]] [[:Category:Small| Small]]
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* [[:Category:Small| Small]]
* [[Category:Medium]][[:Category:Medium| Medium]]
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* [[:Category:Medium| Medium]]
* [[Category:Large]] [[:Category:Large| Large]]
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===Directions===
 
===Directions===
Here are the links to three variations on this activity:
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This activity helps people access their own styles and strengths and/or learn about each other's.
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Because there are several variations of this activity, we provide here links to three versions:
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[http://www.lwvsc.org/files/leadershipcompassactivity20110917.pdf This activity draws largely from the Native American traditions.] The Medicine Wheel is an ancient symbol that expresses the concept of the four winds or the four directions. The Medicine Wheel also teaches about the four aspects of our nature: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Each of these must be equally developed in a healthy, well-balanced individual through the development and use of volition (the will). A balanced Leader will incorporate the strengths of each of the four directions to create a
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holistic approach.
  
"The Leadership Compass provides participants a tool for understanding how they approach work and how it can differ from how others approach work. One key to effective leadership is to be flexible within your own work style and receptive to others whose styles differ from your own."
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* http://encorps.nationalserviceresources.org/resources/leadership/leadership_compass.php
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[http://bonnernetwork.pbworks.com/w/page/21128077/Motivating%20a%20Team%20-%20Leadership%20Compass This is a great exercise for building a collaborative work environment]. Your team will learn about each others' leadership styles, and learn to work more efficiently with one another.
  
"This workshop allows participants to explore four primary work styles, as a tool for self-reflection and leadership growth. It
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encourages participants to delve more deeply into their strengths and weaknesses in all four styles, in the context of leadership and a
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working team. The purpose of this exploration is to enable participants to articulate at a higher level why they work the way they do, as well as identify skills and strengths they would like to enhance. It also is a tool for bolstering team accountability, by pushing people to consider the way in which their style(s) plays out on a team and how each person might become better at changing work styles to balance a team or fit a given work situation."
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* http://www.bonner.org/resources/modules/modules_pdf/BonCurLeadershipCompass.pdf
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[http://buildingintentionalcommunities.com/wp-content/uploads/handouts/7-2-leadership-compass-self-assessment.pdf The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment]
  
"This workshop allows participants to identify with one of four primary work styles relevant to leadership and team work by encouraging them
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[[Category:Diversity]]
to delve more deeply into their strengths and weaknesses in all four styles. This workshop will enable participants to come to a deeper
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[[Category:Leadership]]
understanding of the way they work and will help them identify skills and weaknesses. It also is a tool for bolstering team accountability by
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pushing people to consider the way in which their style(s) affects other members of a team and how each person might change their personal work styles to balance a team or better fit a given work situation."
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[[Category:Medium]]
* http://www.idealist.org/ioc/learn/curriculum/pdf/Leadership-Compass.pdf
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[[Category:Large]]
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[[Category:Leadership]]
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[[Category:Getting to know you]]
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[[Category:Reflection Activities]]
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[[Category:Questionnaires]]

Latest revision as of 03:17, 8 March 2014

Objectives

Diversity; Leadership



Group Size

Directions

This activity helps people access their own styles and strengths and/or learn about each other's. Because there are several variations of this activity, we provide here links to three versions:


This activity draws largely from the Native American traditions. The Medicine Wheel is an ancient symbol that expresses the concept of the four winds or the four directions. The Medicine Wheel also teaches about the four aspects of our nature: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Each of these must be equally developed in a healthy, well-balanced individual through the development and use of volition (the will). A balanced Leader will incorporate the strengths of each of the four directions to create a holistic approach.

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This is a great exercise for building a collaborative work environment. Your team will learn about each others' leadership styles, and learn to work more efficiently with one another.

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The Leadership Compass Self-Assessment