During the Lead Yourself Into The Future Conference, we joined together with the Donvale students to perform various group tasks. Our teams task was to build the tallest tower, using only newspaper and masking tape.
We had to work together as a team to build the tallest tower that was still standing at the end.
When the timer started, we decided it was best to discuss all our ideas on how we were going to build the tower so we could come up with the best plan. We didn’t make the tallest tower, but I think it was a good team effort. My group worked well because we used communication and teamwork, and there were no disagreements or people not contributing. Everyone played a part!
From this conference, I learnt that leadership is an action, not a position, meaning that you can’t just say you are a leader, you actually have to be a leader by helping, guiding, teaching, encouraging and being respectful to others.
I think I am a good team member because I like to contribute and help, and I enjoy working with other people and their ideas.
What do you think leadership is?