Tag: leadership in youth

Orchestra Without a Conductor

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This was a farewell. The last concert of the year for the high-school orchestra. The seniors wore roses and beamed with personality. The conductor held up his baton, and the music began. Powerful. Brilliant. Exciting. A send-off to the next phase of their lives. Then he looked at the orchestra and grinned. He stepped off the podium stage right, folded his arms, and watched from the sidelines. 5 measures later, he

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There are surprisingly few tools and discussion forums available on leadership for kids. I continue to get requests through my various social media forums. I am not an expert, but I see grown-ups showing up with gaps and blind spots that could have been nurtured earlier. What if we could start talking about leadership sooner in the game? Welcome to the Padawan Picnic. For the next several Saturdays, I will host a