It is important to validate all people--make them feel special and important. The effect can be contagious. Also, don't forget to validate those that are also kind and validate you.
Students should know that there is a purpose to why we do what we do & that everything we do in our council meets an objective whether it's for training us, meeting a goal for our family at Faith Lutheran or both.
Outlines five working levels of tribes through his talk - great chance for students to identify where they are as a council as well to to think about where the school community is as a whole. From there, they can make an action plan on how to continue functioning at that level or how to move into the next level.
Grant presents three habits of original thinkers that our student leaders can put into action in their own lives. (This one surprised me - just watch it with your council as it's pretty awesome.)
Sinek identifies that the "why" of a business is much more important than the "how" of a business. Great to watch, and then have your council members identify their own "why" of why they are in student council. Lesson extension is to have students fill in a physical outline of the shape Y, and then you can collage them on your classroom wall as a reminder throughout the year.
Sinek explains how good leaders build a circle of trust within their organizations in order to find success. Sinek also does a great job of reminding his listeners that this is a big responsibility.
The musical group, Ok Go, performs a song and then talks a bit about the process they go through in making their music video. This video is fun and can be a great one to watch when you just want your council to reflect on some brainstorming ideas.
Comprised of 12 TED Talks all about leadership and leading. Any of these would be great for leadership lessons throughout the year!
Cuddy identifies what she calls power poses - poses that a person can do to literally change their mood. This is fun to watch and then practice with your council members.
Angela Lee Duckworth identifies her experience in learning that grit is the key to success and that grit must be practiced and can be improved.
Willink is a former Navy SEAL who shares with the audience his experience in taking ownership of his team, through the good times and the bad. Fantastic lesson about standing up and taking ownership, appropriate for all council members.
9 TED talks designed to listen to before public speaking, your council might highly enjoy these reminders before speaking engagements from assemblies to class presentations.
Turk uses narrative to make a point about the importance of looking up from our devices to engage with one another.