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                                           Dynamic Leadership Note Taking Guide
Some people are born leaders, others are thrown into a situation and expected to lead.
What is the difference between a leader and a dynamic leader?

Character for Dynamic Leaders- "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one
makes.... In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices
we make are ultimately our responsibility." –Eleanor Roosevelt

      1. The Six Pillars of Character
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      2. Dynamic leaders are persons of _____________________________________.
                  They know the difference between _______________________ and always try to do what is ___________.
                  They are good people, someone to look up to and _______________________.
                  They set a good ______________________ for everyone.
                  They make the world a better place.
                  They live according to the ______________________________________.
      3. Key Elements of Character
                 • ____________________________- What you do as a leader makes a difference and has an impact.
                 • ________________________- Each choice you make as a leader reflects your view of what is right.
                 • ____________________- Can you stand up for your beliefs and do what needs to be done?
           Character is the “secret ingredient” inside the best leaders.
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Conflict Management for Dynamic Leaders- "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.“ –Albert Einstein
   1. Conflict Management
            Dynamic leaders know that conflict is a _______________________ of working in groups.
            They learn and practice effective strategies for managing conflict, including ways to:
                     Manage their own ____________________
                     Address their own ___________________
                     Address ____________________ conflicts
                     Practice ________________________
                     Aid ____________________________
                     Promote ________________________
            Conflict is a natural part of working in groups, because different people have different ________________.
            Dynamic leaders know that conflict usually doesn't go away by itself.
            Dynamic leader’s help members learn to:
                     Practice "__________________________________" before speaking
                     _______________________________________ to see the other person's point of view
                     Realize it's only _______________ for both parties to tell their side of the story
                     Look at conflicts as problems, then solve them ______________________
   2. Key Elements
            ______________________________- Recognize the "triggers" that provoke an emotional response.
            ___________________________- be strong without being mean.
            ______________________________________- Help others approach conflicts with a problem-solving
               mindset. problem-solving skills.)
            __________________- help people in conflict talk with each other, without taking sides or giving a solution.
            ____________________________- create cooperative, supportive interactions in the groups you lead.
NAME _______________________________________

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Peer Education for Dynamic Leaders- "You cannot teach people anything, you can only help them discover it within
themselves."
      1. Peer Education
                  Peers have ________________! Young people depend on friends for information, advice, and role models.
                  Dynamic leaders use peer power in ______________ ways. They use peer education to make a difference.
                  Peer educators use information and positive attitudes to help other young people. Peer educators:
                               Gather accurate information about __________________________________
                               Learn where young people can find out more and get help with problems
                               Train to ________________________________ about issues
                               Help peers make _____________________________________
                  Dynamic leaders help ____________________________ through peer education.
                  Peer education is the process of providing information to, teaching, or instructing a person or group equal in
                      ability, age, rank, and/or qualifications; for example, teens teaching teens. Peers listen to peers, and
                      dynamic leaders can encourage and support positive choices among young people.
                  Here are steps in peer education.
                               Choose a concern or issue that is ________________________ to you.
                               Learn about the ____________________ and ______________________ related information.
                               ________________ other youth with accurate, useful information about the issue. Be
                                    ________________ in the ways you inform, support, advise, persuade, and empower peers.
                                    Give people information and skills to make their own positive choices.
      2. Key Elements
                  ___________________________- Learn how to find reliable, accurate information.
                  _________________________- Learn to analyze information and information sources. Decide what is true
                      and most important for young people to know.
                  ___________________________- Set a good example by making positive choices. Live by the principles
                      you want others to adopt.
                  ___________________________- Successful peer education involves more than slick speeches.
                  _________________________- Behaviors don't change overnight, continue to encourage and support
                      peers as they choose positive attitudes and actions.
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Problem Solving for Dynamic Leaders- "Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."
                                                                                                    –Napoleon I
   1. Problem Solving
           Dynamic leaders know how to ____________________________.
           They face up to ________________________ and identify ____________________________
           "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Lemons are like the "sour" problems of life.
           Dynamic leaders use problem-solving skills to turn those lemons into sweet success; like lemonade!


     2. Problem Solving Steps
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NAME _______________________________________

      3. Problem Solving
           • Two kinds of thinking are used to solve problems:
                      – _______________________________ is finding all possible ideas and making up new ones.
                      – _______________________________ is analyzing and evaluating ideas to see if they will work for the
                            current situation.
           • Both kinds of thinking are important and help solve problems.
      4. Key Elements
            ___________________________- Motivate them to care about the problem and take steps toward the vision.
            _____________________________________- Write out an exact statement of the problem. Make sure every
                 member understands what the problem is…and what it is not.
            ______________________- Work with the group to agree on a vision of what the situation will be like when the
                 problem is solved.
            __________________________________- Lead members to generate as many ideas as possible for solving
                 the problem. Encourage creativity and "outside the box" thinking.
            ___________________________- Give each alternative fair consideration. Identify positives and negatives for
                 each choice. See if you can combine the best parts of two or more alternatives to create a workable solution.
            ___________________________________- Together, choose the best available solution to the problem. Use
                 a decision-making process (like voting, consensus, chance, etc.) that fits the group and the situation.
            ________________________- Use the FCCLA Planning Process to carry out your decision.
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Relationships for Dynamic Leaders- "Leadership does not rest within a person. It is a relationship among people."
                                                                                                    – Robert B. Woyach
   1. Relationships
           • Dynamic leaders know how to _______________________________________ that work.
           • They realize they don't have to be friends with everybody, but they do need to establish strong
               __________________________________ with a variety of people.
           • A dynamic person stranded alone on an island can't be a leader—there's no one to lead!
           • People are important to leaders because people make it possible to shape ideas, find solutions, and work
               toward goals.
           • Leaders can't be ___________________ with everyone. There may even be people in the group that they
               don't especially like.
           • But as dynamic leaders, they set aside those feelings for the good of the group. They develop positive
               relationships by:
                     Getting to know members and what makes them "_______________"
                     ________________________ to everyone's ideas with an open mind and a courteous ear
                     Being willing to __________________________
                     Offering honest, _________________________________ in private
                     Giving honest and _____________________________________ and praise in public
                     Being fair and consistent
                     ______________________________ before speaking.
   2. Dynamic leaders build relationships that work by:
           • Giving others _______________ for their suggestions
           • Addressing _____________________ between people
           • Encouraging and ______________________ in public
           • Criticizing in private
           • Asking _________________________
           • Informing members of progress
           • Not playing favorites.
NAME _______________________________________
  3. Key Elements
         ______________________________- build relationships with others through sincere smiles, handshakes,
            eye contact, warm greetings, honest feedback, and effective listening.
         ______________________________- Delegation is more than handing a job over to someone else. It
            includes matching tasks to talents, providing guidelines, clarifying authority, and following up.
         _______________________________- Recognize the strength that results when people with different
            ideas, experiences, abilities, cultures, and genders work together.
         _______________________________- Strive for balance between what you give to and get from your
            leadership relationships.
         ________________________________- To be dynamic, associate with other dynamic people. The best
            associations involve people who have the same desire to succeed and are willing to speak their minds,
            express their opinions, and avoid just agreeing with everyone's ideas.

Team Building for Dynamic Leaders- "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is
success." —Henry Ford
    1. Team Building
        Dynamic leaders know how to _____________________ into teams.
        They understand that they cannot do it ________________, and need a good group of people to help them
           _________________________________ their goal.
        They help individuals understand the ____________________ of the team and what they are trying to achieve.
        TEAM = ___________________________________________________
        A team is more than just a group of people. Members of a team:
                Share a ________________________
                Cooperate
                ___________________ one another
                Accept ___________________________
                Are __________________________
        Dynamic leaders set the _____________________________________________ by providing information and
           a positive atmosphere.
        They also are an effective team member who ____________________________ and fulfills responsibilities.
        Dynamic leaders know how to _____________ the leadership and allow members to contribute their skills and
           take the lead also.

   2. Stages for Success:
           ___________________: learning about one another and defining the shared vision.
           ___________________: Choosing ways to work together and figuring out group roles.
           ______________________: working through disagreements
           ______________________: working smoothly together
      Dynamic leaders ____________________ their team through these stages.

   3. Key Elements
       ________________________- it’s not enough to call your group a ―team.‖
       _________________________- what is the shared vision.
       __________________________- committed to working together to achieve success.
       __________________________- atmosphere based on trust, encouragement, and cooperation.
       __________________________- do you need rules? Ex: no interruptions
       ___________________________- how do you handle your differences?
       ___________________________- celebrate your achievements.
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