There are many benefits to having a student leadership team, but one you may not have considered is your own leadership growth. When we teach students to be leaders, there’s pressure to live out those leadership principles in our own lives. It’s challenging to have students watch how we live leadership, but it can be the very thing that pushes us to our best. Surveys say that many youth workers don’t have leadership teams because they don’t understand leadership. Don’t let this stop you – see it as a great opportunity to go on a learning adventure with your students.
About the Author
Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners who never leave their side. Doug grew up in… Read More