The 14 Leadership Traits and 11 Principles, developed by Southeast Academy Military and Law Enforcement High School, are the foundation of this program. To help motivate Jr. Cadets, they will earn their Army Combat Uniform if they memorize all 14 traits. Leadership is one of the most important concepts Jr. Cadets will learn. WLP's traits are proven guidelines that will enhance their ability to be effective leaders. This program also focuses on soft skills for leadership development, for example:
Unlike hard skills that are learned, soft skills are similar to emotions or insights that allow people to “read” others. These are much harder to learn, at least in a traditional classroom." (https://www.thebalancecareers.com)
The Fourteen Leadership Traits:
The 11 Leadership Principles:
-Characteristics needed from our students to participate in Leadership:
1.Positive Attitude – Learning to choose strategies for handling difficult circumstances; possessing a growth mindset.
2.Commitment – Setting goals; strengthening (building) work ethic; developing resiliency and perseverance.
3.Excellence – Learning to fail and learn from your mistakes; understanding good is the enemy of great.
-How do we monitor/assess and how does this support learning?
§Building positive relationships
§Skills - physical and mental development