BOOKS – Available in both print and digital formats
Most every effective leader I’ve studied has one thing in common. It doesn’t have anything to do with one’s personality or achieving a certain position or even one’s leadership style. It is the determination to lead oneself first. It is the ability to lead oneself well. Self-leadership precedes successful leadership. It’s true when you lead a club. It’s true when you lead a campus. It’s true when you lead a corporation. This easy-to-read book is packed with practical application for any person who wants to lead him or herself well.
In this book (published by Barefoot Ministries) I challenge youth leaders to create environments where student leadership development will thrive. Rather than a step-by-step program, I provide you with time-tested principles to implement within your own context. One of the key points of Equip is that it takes a youth leader, one who is invested in their own personal leadership journey, to develop student leaders. Simply put: Developing leaders develop leaders.
30 Lessons Designed to Navigate The Six Seasons of the Student Leader Year
If you are going to purchase any training material for your student leaders, why not get them something that is written FOR them and the situations they are facing RIGHT NOW in their leadership positions.
This material is jam-packed. Check it out!
Learning leadership in 140 characters or less. My friend, Kenton Lee and I wrote this book for our student leaders…one tweet at a time. Our intention in writing Tweedership was to help our students do the things that leaders do by helping them to think the way a leader thinks.
E-BOOKS – Complimentary Downloadable PDFs
+ Help Wanted (and needed) – PDF 104KB
This short ebook encourages student leaders to ask for help when they need (hint: we all need it). Learn how to identify the intrinsic motivation in others and practical, creative ways to ask for help without actually using the “h” word.
This ebook describes seven behaviors that will establish your leadership right from the start.
+ 103 Ways To Add Value To People – PDF 277KB
This ebook lists 103 various ways you can come alongside someone else and add value to that person’s life. You’ll never be at a loss for ideas on ways to encourage, resource, or develop the life of another. As Zig Ziglar says, “If you help enough other people get what they want, you’ll be amazed at their willingness to help you get what you want.”
This was my very first ebook. It used baseball as a metaphor to describe what’s important for a leader to focus on each day.
+ Student Worker or Student Leader – PDF 261KB
Most student leadership programs actually create student workers rather than student leaders. This ebook explains the difference.
It’s not really difficult to be a student leader. This ebook provides 35 practical ways that students can begin leading from right where they are.
FORMS – Complimentary Downloadable PDFs
+ Meeting | Planner | Organizer Worksheet – PDF 65KB
If you have difficulty running meetings, then this is the form for you. It will guide you through the before, during, and after processes of an effective meeting.
+ Weekly Schedule Task Planner Worksheet – PDF 41KB
I created this worksheet to help me gain an overview of my week and all of the tasks I wanted to accomplish.
+ 5×5 Training Worksheet – PDF 22KB
This is a fantastic training tool for time-strapped student leaders. You train them on 5 things in 5 minutes and then they respond to the material with various rankings and action steps.
+ 90 Day Goal Planner – PDF 52KB
I created this tool because I wanted something that would help me plan out the next 90 days. Some people make resolutions for the whole year. I figure that I need to commit for 90 days at a time.
+ Little League Baseball Game Plan Worksheet – PDF 12KB
I created this worksheet to help me with my lineup and substitutions for the little league team I coached.
+ MyTODOList Cards – PDF 48KB
These cards are a simple paper and pen solution to creating an effective todo list.
+ Review/Reflect: Experience Evaluation Form – PDF 72KB
This form is useful for thinking through your experiences and learning from five different evaluation perspectives: redo, revoke, reward, revise, and recruit. There is a summary sheet provided to give you an overview of each perspective.