Keri Hughes Keri Hughes

Dose of Leadership: What is Leadership?
Advanced level


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about leadership qualities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of leadership qualities


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the question "What is leadership?" and brainstorm together some of his ideas, pulling from the conversation last night.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Review the following vocabulary. Review meaning, form, and pronunciation as necessary. Personal attributes Charisma Capacity Influence Encompass Potential Efficient Capable Adept Coincide Curriculum Circumstances Intentionality Influential Implement Transparent Authenticity Courage Vulnerability Calm Confident Consistent Courageous

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

Listen to the introduction (0:00-6:50) as the speaker sets the context. Stop and pause as needed. Questions: - It was his first day at a new job doing what? - What position did he have before? - What happened? What is the context? - Why is he telling us this story?

While-Listening #2 (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Listen to 6:50-9:07 and answer the following questions: - What did he learn about leadership in the Marine Corps? - What four qualities does he identify as being key to leadership? - What is leadership NOT about? Listen to 9:07-10:00 - Which leadership quote resonates the most with you? - Do you have any leadership quotes of your own that inspire you? Listen to 10:00-13:00 - What is his definition of leadership? - Do you agree? Disagree? - How does the speaker differentiate between leadership and talent? Are they the same thing? - Does the speaker think talent will lead to success? - What is the point of the statistics he shares? Listen to 13:00-end - What is the Leadership Lid Concept? - until 15:45 - What is the analogy he gives us? - What is the meaning of the two table lamps analogy? - What are some ways to raise your "leadership lid"?

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Discussion based on the following engagement questions: - What do you think of the speaker's approach to leadership? Do you agree or disagree? - How would you implement his ideas into your own position as a leader? - How can you add value to others?

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