Round Square IDEALS Challenge – Leadership

What makes an effective leader in times of global adversity?

The Spirit of Leadership challenge asks you to consider the qualities and attributes that make for successful, courageous and compassionate leadership. Are they the steadfast and unchanging or are they different for each of the three? What leadership qualities do you think are important? What kind of leader will you be?

In this section, we have pulled together some TED talks around the theme of leadership and some short tasks and reflective questions to guide you into blue-sky-thinking about the kind of leaders you want to have and the sort of leader you want to be. There are six task stations on the journey to the ultimate challenge. You might visit some or all of those stations according to the instructions you have been given by your teacher.

In the ultimate challenge you will identify a leader within your country who you admire for their beliefs and actions in the face of global adversity, and tell their story.

The Spirit of Leadership Challenge:

For the Spirit of Leadership Challenge we would like you to identify a leader within your country who you admire for their beliefs and actions in the face of global adversity (past or present), and tell their story.

You might be invited by your teacher to choose your own format in which to do this or they might give you a specific format in which to work (e.g. a written narrative, presentation, video, speech, storyboard etc.)

Take the challenge

Share your work

If you have completed the tasks in this challenge and would like to share a copy of your work with us you can do so here.