Are you teaching leadership in a very traditional way? Are your leadership teachings all coming from textbooks and requiring people to read?
Perhaps you should consider using videos as a supplement to your teaching material. Videos are achieve much more than what words alone can do. Similar to Leadership Movies, a short video clip can explain much more than a full hour long of expounding on theories.
This is because most people are visual learners. We take in far more information when we see pictures with our eyes than reading words off the board or off a book.
Similarly, when you teach leadership, if you want your team to get the point as fast as possible, it is good to start considering videos as part of your teaching materials. I believe that the results of this use will be evident as people will reiterate and retain far more information. They will become effective leaders and bring the organization forward far faster than otherwise.
In this section, I have included several videos that teach leadership as well as videos that inspire. You can use these videos to bring across your point more effectively to your audience, as well as bringing in a different dimension to your teaching.
»The Lost Generation
The Lost Generation is an inspirational video that talks about the desperate need for world change. This was submitted by a 20 year old in a contest and own second prize.
» Rules for an Extraordinary Life
Extraordinary Life is an inspirational video with little nuggets of wisdom about how we can have a simple and wonderful life. You can use this video to inspire and motivate your team as well.
» The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams is a lecture by Randy Pausch, a professor who was diagnosed with liver cancer. Instead of choosing to withdraw himself from the world, he decided to inspire the world by giving them one last lecture about life’s wisdom.
» Finding Joy Movie
Finding Joy Movie is an video with inspirational quotes from various men and women. You can use it as a simple gift for anyone to start their day great.
» Martin Luther King Jr: A Video on Servant Leadership
This video is one of Martin Luther King Junior’s videos on servant leadership. In this excerpt from the speech "The Drum Major Instinct", he says that anyone can be great because anyone can serve.
» A Vision For Students Today
This Social Studies Video A Vision for Students Today is about the characteristics of the students in our world today. It was done by Professor Michael Wesch in collaboration with his cultural anthropology class.
» John Stephen Akhwari: Finish the Race
This is a video on leadership perseverance; about how John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania pressed on to the finish line in the Olympics despite his injury. This is a truly inspiring video about the power of persistence.
» The Patience Principle
What does it take to be patient and to win with people? Let this simple story show us how we often gloss over people in life without much thought and how we can overcome them.
» Nick Vujicic - Life without Limbs
Nick Vujicic is a man who was born without his 4 limbs. Yet this is not a story of a man who is needy, but one who is so full of joy and hope that he himself brings light to people around him. Watch this video and see how Nick Vujicic lives and the people whose lives he has impacted through his work.
I'll be adding more leadership videos in time to come, so do come and check in often; I'm sure these leadership videos inspired you as much as they inspired me!
Have you chanced upon any great video on leadership as well?
Why don't you share it with the rest of the viewers as well! I'm constantly on the lookout for impactful and inspirational videos that I can put up on this site.
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