The Six Traits of Excellent Leaders


Students will begin this lesson by becoming familiar with two companies and their leadership philosophies. Then they will read the article, “HP and Patagonia: Two Similar, Yet Different, Leadership Styles” and take note of the six traits mentioned. After a brief discussion of each trait, students will work in groups to create skits that display leaders who have each trait and leaders who do not.

NBEA Standard(s):
  • Communication, III. Workplace Communication
  • Management, IV. Personal Management Skills

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