The Value of Personal Communication Styles Awareness for Students Through Their High School Education.

The Value of Personal Communication Styles Awareness for Students Through Their High School Education.

  Through their high school years, students become more aware that they have a unique personality which they become more and more in touch with as their self-identity develops. Academic research into the development of personalities tells us that as adolescents move more towards an adult like personality profile, there is an expectation that neuroticism…

Recognising our future Leaders

Recognising our future Leaders

The relationship between self-awareness and the development of leadership traits within students. At school level there are students who openly display “natural” leadership traits. These students are confident, charismatic, willing to follow rules and not afraid to speak out. Whilst “easy to see” traits can assist schools to select good leaders, the early stand out…

Leadership Literacy for Life Course (LL4L) launched for first year high school students

Leadership Literacy for Life Course (LL4L) launched for first year high school students

Leadership Literacy for Life (LL4L) has been designed to better prepare our future leaders. This leadership preparation course is the result of a recent doctoral research study conducted in New Zealand and South Africa which aimed to address the leadership crisis prevalent in demanding leadership roles such as enterprise and entrepreneurial leadership. The question that the research question…

Who is going to teach Generation Z and Generation Alpha to be leaders?

Who is going to teach Generation Z and Generation Alpha to be leaders?

My husband attended an education-themed conference in Auckland last week (January 2019).  He teaches sales and marketing part time at a tertiary college. He came home enthusing about a vibrant young speaker on the topic of Generation Z – which despite his vocation was a new term to him. Generation Z refers to those who…

Emotional Fragility in Students – Does it Increase during their Secondary/High school years?

Emotional Fragility in Students – Does it Increase during their Secondary/High school years?

As the founder and facilitator of the EnQPractice Circles of Empowerment EQ workshops, I work with groups of student leaders at both primary/ middle school (12/13-year-olds) and high school (17/18-year-olds) level. I have noticed a trend presenting itself quite differently in the progression from the younger to the older age group over the past few years, which…

Taking a Closer Look at the Student Leader/Prefect selection process in High Schools

Taking a Closer Look at the Student Leader/Prefect selection process in High Schools

In this article, we look at how the concept of leadership can first be introduced to students in an academic environment through the student leader / prefect selection process. A few weeks ago we received the news that a close family member had been appointed as a prefect (student leader) at his school for 2020. We…