Meet Alex the accepting leader, Olivia the open-minded leader, Tyson the trustworthy leader and the rest of the gang and understand the qualities of good leadership in this collection of short stories.
Not your average A-Z, this book aims to teach young people aged 8-11 about what it means to be a good leader. From honesty and respect to understanding and dependability, each of the 26 stories covers a quality that any good leader should possess and is followed by fun activities and exercises to help children learn the true meaning of each concept. Building positive leadership behaviors in children, this book will be of interest to educators, school counselors, pastoral care workers as well as parents.
Yvonne Bleam's book, A to Z of Being the Best Leader You Can Be, is an excellent resource for teachers and parents to use with elementary aged children. As a homeschooling mom, I personally have incorporated this book into our weekly curriculum. This book promotes strong leadership skills and teaches moral life lessons, to value the uniqueness of each individual. Yvonne uses creativity in writing many colorful scenarios that children experience on a daily basis at school and extra- curricular activities. The alphabetical organization of leadership traits makes it fun and easy for kids to remember throughout the school year. It is a great priority to emphasize a child's leadership qualities at an early age so they can be confident in making wise choices throughout life. Yvonne has a heart to do this very thing in not just her book alone, but in her own life as well, being an inspiration to those around her.
Christina Fidler, homeschooling educator and mother of three
Yvonne Bleam is a Doctor of Strategic Leadership and has a background in behavioural neuroscience. She currently works for Novartis Oncology and DeSales University as a Professor of Leadership. Yvonne lives in Allentown, PA, with her husband and two children.
Dr. Bleam's book is geared to the most imperative leaders - those of tomorrow! By introducing character education and leadership concepts to the younger generation, this book opens the door for future leaders to invite leadership ideas into their world through stories, discussions, and activities in a way they can and will embrace. This creative book is a powerful opportunity for lessons that will extend beyond, and reach into, your child's future potential.
Kathleen Patterson, Ph.D., Professor & Doctoral Program Director, Strategic Leadership Program, Regent University
As a School Counselor, I look forward to sharing these activities with my students. As a Bullying Prevention speaker, I'll also recommend the lessons to schools as part of their programming. The first two chapters, in particular, authentically address the challenges of being 'accepting' and 'brave' during peer situations, and give kids a roadmap for how to do so with dignity. I highly recommend this book!
Signe Whitson, nationally-recognized Bullying Prevention educator and author of 'Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Cope with Bullying,' US
Table of Contents
|A–Z of Being the Best Leader You Can Be: Leading Through the Alphabet, by Yvonne Bleam, Illustrated by Kat Stahl||1|
|Alex\tThe Accepting Leader||9|
|Brooke\tThe Brave Leader||16|
|Chloe\tThe Culturally Sensitive Leader||22|
|David\tThe Dependable Leader||28|
|Enzo\tThe Encouraging Leader||35|
|Fiona\tThe Fair Leader||42|
|Gabe\tThe Grateful Leader||49|
|Hunter\tThe Honest Leader||55|
|Isabella\tThe Innovative Leader||61|
|Jaida\tThe Just Leader||67|
|Kevin\tThe Kind Leader||73|
|Lilly\tThe Listening Leader||79|
|Matt\tThe Mission-Minded Leader||85|
|Natalie\tThe Navigating Leader||91|
|Olivia\tThe Open-Minded Leader||97|
|Pablo\tThe Patient Leader||103|
|Quinn\tThe Quiet Leader||109|
|Riley\tThe Respectful Leader||115|
|Shawn\tThe Servant Leader||121|
|Tyson\tThe Trustworthy Leader||127|
|Uma\tThe Understanding Leader||133|
|Vivian\tThe Virtuous Leader||139|
|Willow\tThe Leader with the Winning Attitude||145|
|Xavier\tThe Leader with the X-Factor||151|
|Yin\tThe Yielding Leader||157|
|Zachary\tThe Zealous Leader||163|
|Summary Leadership \nLearning Activity 1||168|
|Summary Leadership \nLearning Activity 2||170|
|Summary Leadership \nLearning Activity 3||172|
|Summary Leadership \nLearning Activity 4||176|