In researching the subject of Youth Leadership Values Training, we identified several methods of teaching values that were used at Old Kia Kima over the years.
The goal of this website is to present an overview of the highlights of a values training approach that is unique, and refreshingly different in focus. The emphasis is on Youth Leadership Values Training - carving out a much needed "special niche" in Character and Values Education initiatives. These comments lay the conceptual ground work for the more detailed and comprehensive four step approach presented later on this website.
Notice that the word Leadership is intentionally positioned in front of Values Training in order to describe what type of Youth Values Training we are talking about. We did so in order to explain the intent for a special emphasis on the "core" or "foundation" Values that we believe are not only very important tenets to live by, but also very germane to Leadership success. Certainly, other values play a supportive role; however, there are just four presented here that we believe represent the "critical few core leadership values", and they can be reviewed by clicking on each of the icons in the pane to the left of this text.
Also, please note that the icons in the right pane illustrate the important Personality Characteristics for our youth to develop in their passage into adulthood. Like pieces of a puzzle, they fit hand-in-glove and share equal importance with the teaching of the core Leadership Values. Together they will prepare and help insure success in future leadership roles. By developing these Personality Characteristics, and implementing Leadership Values Training, we not only benefit our youth, but we also achieve a parental, cultural, and societal "Win/Win".
The four cornerstones of Leadership Values are identified On these pages, along with an explanation of how they interact within a matrix of four targeted Personality Characteristics. This is a conceptual "How To" approach to Youth Leadership Values Training that makes sense, and is intuitive, logical, and easy to implement. The coaching emphasis is on how to, "Prepare the Youth of Today to be the Leaders of Tomorrow".
Why Emphasize Leadership Values Training?
We like to think all children born in this great country have a chance to be whatever they choose. It is the "American Dream" and in this land of opportunity these dreams, if nurtured, can come true! We can influence the outcome to a larger degree by helping more of our young people realize their true potential. Teach them to form the Values that will prepare them to be great Leaders - the ideas presented here, and in more "how to" detail. You can help make this happen starting today!
Few things equal the importance of character education and values training for our children, unless it is Youth Leadership Values Training. Helping our young people develop strong Leadership values based on a Moral/Ethical Life's View is of major importance. If you have ever wanted to get involved, now is the time, Youth Leadership Values Training, tells in detail how you might do it step-by-step.
The reasons for such an undertaking are myriad, but simply stated our Youth need and deserve our help and our special assistance in teaching them the important Leadership Values that they will be called upon to use all throughout life.
As concerned adults, we are committed to emphasizing core values as a means to help our youth build a moral conscience and develop the values critical to future Leadership success. In doing so, we give them the gift of an inner strength of character that will become the backbone supporting their ability to stand tall as the "Leaders of Tomorrow", and to be confident and secure as they face life's many challenges and opportunities.
Who is a Leader?
The reply to this question is in front of our noses. Yet we all need to look in the mirror to be reminded of the answer because, in truth you are, he is, she is - we are all thrust into that role in some shape or form; daily, weekly, monthly. Just think about it. Either we are leaders in fact as dictated by our roles, titles, and behaviors this moment in time, or we are potential leaders in waiting for the emergence of the right circumstance, need, and/or opportunity. For the responsible, there is no ducking it and there is no dodging it. Being a leader is a fact of life, and in that role everyone gets the hands-on experience, both figuratively and literally, of a turn at the wheel to steer the ship while others look to us the Captain for answers, direction, and a secure and safe passage.
OK, then what kind of leader are you - and by what name will we call you? Are you a Family Leader? Are you called Mother, Father, Sister or Brother, Aunt or Uncle, Grandmother, Grandfather? Perhaps you are called Best Friend, or My Hero, My Role Model, My Favorite Teacher or Professor, My Mentor, My Coach, My Pastor? Maybe it is Team Leader, perhaps a title designating your position on a team, or it could be one of a long list of titles designating rank or status in a business, military, public service, or volunteer organization.
Having said this, would it take much to persuade us that our sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces and nephews, as well all of those children of our friends and neighbors in our community will in turn be assuming these many titles in just a few short years. Will they be ready? Will we have done all that we could to help them form the values needed to be successful, and to be proud of themselves for their achievements and results?
If any of the roles, titles, or questions recited above hits a responsive chord as it applies to you; then you have a job as a Values Role Model at minimum, and perhaps even an active role to play in the Youth Leadership Values Training process that this website describes - if you choose to step up and lead the way!
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
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