Why Take This Course?
Whether entrepreneurs, statesmen, or parents, all leaders share one common action: they make and keep commitments.
Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes: an entrepreneur will agree to perform a service her company does not yet perform – and she’ll find a way to perform; a statesman will commit to find a solution to a politically-charged social problem – and he’ll find the solution; a parent will agree to set aside a certain time each week for his children – and he’ll keep that agreement. The lives of great leaders all revolve around making and keeping commitments.
Leaders are also aware of how they budget their time and energy so they can keep their commitments and be happy.
This Williamsburg Leadership course gives you the opportunity to develop the habits of making and keeping weekly commitments and effectively budgeting your time. Your mentor will help you develop a personal mission statement so you can know what kinds of commitments to make. You’ll complete a weekly accountability report that will help you establish the habit of making and keeping weekly commitments. You’ll attend class with your mentor and other students so you can get a regular dose of inspiration from the readings, discussions, presentations, and sharing of successes and failures. At the end of the course, you’ll look back with satisfaction at the new habits you have developed and the new person you have become.
If you want to demonstrate personal leadership by making and keeping commitments and more effectively using your time, this course is for you.
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|How do my thoughts and views affect my life?||How can I develop the habits of personal leadership?||How can I become a more interdependent person?||How can I develop the habits of interpersonal leadership?|
|What are the principles of time management?||How can I be proactive in being and becoming the person I want to be?||How do I create a personal mission statement?||Why are win/win agreements and relationships ultimately better for me and all involved?|
|How can I learn to make and keep weekly commitments?||Why does beginning with the end in mind help me to be and become the person I want to be?||What is meaning?||Why is seeking to understand first an effective approach to communication?|
|What is a paradigm and do my paradigms affect me?||Why should I put first things first?||How can meaning help me to overcome personal and psychological maladies?||How can employing the principle of synergy help me become the person I want to be?|
|What are the principles of motivation?||What is the paradigm of interdependence?||Why is putting time and effort into improving and rejuvenating myself vital to becoming the person I want to be?|
|Why is it that, "as a man thinketh, so is he"?||How do I create and improve my personal mission statement?|
Texts and Materials Students Must PurchaseFind required versions and ISBNs on the High School Booklist
|James Allen||As a Man Thinketh|
|Stephen R. Covey||Seven Habits of Highly Effective People|
|Victor Frankl||Man’s Search for Meaning|
|BestSelf Co.||SELF Journal|
- Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman)
- Prerequisites: None
- Versions & Estimated Weekly Hours: 5
- Format: Live / Self-Paced
- Credits: 0.5