Week nine of the Carnegie course focused on demonstrating leadership and developing flexibility. In the first half of the lesson, we each gave a talk about how we’ve practiced leadership at work. We practiced employing the persuasion template – ‘There I was…’, ‘If you will…’, ‘The benefit will be…’ that we learned in lesson four.
The second half of the session was fun. We took turns performing very silly mini-skits. The goal was to force us to break out of our comfort zones. Some of the skits were Jack and the Beanstalk, Tarzan, a coach giving a pep talk, reciting tongue twisters, and an inept traffic cop. The point of this was lowering self consciousness by acting silly in front of others who were also acting silly.