There are so many people looking for REAL leadership, leaders that don’t just talk a good game but play a great game, leaders that have values, integrity, purpose, and commitment. In order to learn these values we need to give leaders the tools to obtain, sustain, and follow through. The definition of leadership is “the ability to get others to follow.” Today’s leaders are struggling to get people to follow them, especially in high school and middle school. Many of the youth leadership organizations I work with are filled with students have a position of leadership, but most students are not following them. A majority of these leaders have a 3.0 or higher GPA, play one or more sports, are involved in a club or activity on or off the campus, and are rarely, if ever, sent to the dean for suspension or expulsion. These students are great leaders, but it is essential that our student leaders know that they can’t rely on a position of leadership to get their peers to follow them or to truly make a difference. We need to transform these leaders into what I call REAL LEADERS and give them the tools necessary to get their fellow students to follow them and do what’s right.
REAL LEADERS master four areas so that people can follow them: Relationships, Empowerment, Attitude, and Leadership. When it comes to leadership, everything starts with the relationship between the leader and the followers. Empowerment is the key to how people see you and how you see others. If you are not empowered, how can you empower people who should be following you? Everything starts and stops with leadership.
We can give your student leaders the tools to transform their position of leadership and turn it into Real Leadership! Give your students an opportunity to own their position of leadership by hearing a powerful keynote that gives students the tools needed to really make a difference as a leader.
Pathway to Leadership
Leadership is why I became a speaker. I’ll never forget all the camps and conferences that had speakers that had a huge impression on me. This is why this speech is so important to me. In my audience I might be speaking to the next Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, or Ghandi. Whoever it might be I want them to walk away feeling empowered and know that they can make this world a better place. To do this you must Stand for Something.
During this speech students will understand why standing for something is so important. When you thing of the saying “stand for something” the first thing to come to mind are values. The way we develop values is through developing good habits. Character is next. If you don’t have character what do you have? Once a person develops strong values and character they become an effective leader. Effective leaders know how to build relationship with people and through those relationship people believe in them.
To follow is a choice and to lead is a gift. “What you know dies with you, what you share is immortal.” What are your leaders doing with their gift?
Keith also offers workshops on various topics.