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Teach your students to fight the tendency to burn out quickly and help them understand the implications of leading in a new direction.


It’s easy for students to jump into leadership opportunities and projects without really thinking them through. When they want instant results, their leadership can look more like a wrecking ball than a well-oiled machine. But leaders who start strong think through the whole picture: the commitment, its effects on others, and what they’ll need to make it happen. This lesson is designed to help students learn how to start strong and identify areas where they may need to do a little backtracking.


Option 1:  Use this in a Group Setting
Follow along in the Facilitator’s Guide and you’ll find instructions, time frames, and extra notes just for you.  The student handouts are on a separate file; be sure to make copies for each student in your group.

Option 2: Use this in a Mentoring Relationship or for an individual student.
Just make a copy of the Student Handout and give it (or send it) to the student (all the instructions they need are already there).  If you are mentoring a student, just make an extra copy of the Student Handout for yourself and walk alongside the student as he/she goes through this study.

This Resource Includes:

  • Facilitator Guide (Word and PDF)
  • Student Worksheets (Word and PDF)

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