Leadership Skills Series #2: General Leadership & Purpose/Values
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Wert, Jennifer, Matthew Sowcik, and Jera Niewoehner-Green. 2018. “Leadership Skills Series #2: General Leadership & Purpose/Values: AEC650/WC313, 9/2018”. EDIS 2018 (5). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-wc313-2018.


This second publication in the Leaders Skills Series provides Extension professionals with recommendations on how to utilize short leadership videos under the topics of general leadership and purpose/values as tools to develop specific leadership skills. In particular, these videos focus on everyday leadership, utilizing grit, finding one’s purpose and learning how to feel good about work. This publication introduces four videos that can be accessed online and utilized in a number of learning environments like training or meetings. A brief synopsis, a link to the video, and recommended discussion questions are provided for each video.

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Ariely, D. (2012). What makes us feel good about our work? TEDx Riodela Plata. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_what_makes_us_feel_good_about_our_work

Dudley, D. (2010). Everyday leadership. TEDx Toronto. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership

Duckworth, A. (2013). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. TED Talks Education. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance

Sinek, S. (2009). How great leaders inspire action. TEDx Puget Sound. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

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