How to Lead from Within

Overview:

In this lesson students will learn how to lead from within by learning to manage both their egos and their emotions. They will begin by brainstorming a list of famous people and CEOs who are known to be hard to work with. Then, they will listen to a Knowledge@ Wharton podcast. After that, they will write their own responses to a list of quotes that were mentioned in the podcast and the class will discuss their responses and what it means to lead from within. Finally, to get students in touch with their own egos and emotions, they will each make a list of their personal strengths and weaknesses and choose one from each category to share with the class. This is done to get students comfortable with recognizing what they may be good at and also what improvements they still need to make.

NBEA Standard(s):
  • Career Development, I. Self-Awareness
  • Communication, III. Workplace Communication
  • Management, IV. Personal Management Skills

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