Leaders know and are happy that every person is a little different! Leaders work hard to make sure that everyone knows that it is okay to be different from each other and that sharing different ideas will make a group stronger.
Leaders are especially interested in getting to know and learning about people who are different from them, including people with different abilities and disabilities, people from different cultures, and people who seem different for other reasons.
Some people are very outgoing and willing to share themselves and their ideas, while others are sometimes shy or even afraid to say what they really think in a group. Leaders help everyone in a group feel comfortable, and this helps groups to be successful.
Try a Youthhood activity:
Browse a Web site:
- Stories of Racism (The Atlantic) After posting his "Letter to My Son,” Ta-Nehisi Coates asked his readers to share their experiences with racial prejudice. This site has many of these stories.
- Voices of Youth from UNICEF
- World Cultural Events (National Geographic) World culture news brought to you by National Geographic.
- The World Factbook (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.