Questions for Leading Teens

Tim Elmore shares “Five Questions to ask yourself when Leading Teams”.

Where do our young adults pick up their attitudes and paradigms? You already know, don’t you? It’s from the world around them. Amy Sharp was conditioned to be consumed with improving her social media presence, instead of correcting her behavior. Dennis, Dylik, Jalen and Deion somehow understood that gang membership is a dead end street, but job experience is a path that leads to a goal. At their fork in the road, they talked each other into stepping into the Housing Authority and seeking out jobs.

Let me suggest five questions we should ask ourselves as educators and parents:

After Observing Your Students:

  1. What societal message do you see they’ve bought into?
  2. What opportunities could satisfy their need for growth and maturity?
  3. What incentives can you offer them to help them move in a healthy direction?
  4. What direction and wisdom will you provide for them?
  5. What one small step could send them in the right trajectory?

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