communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to
see it in themselves. Is that not also an essence of good teaching? ” – Stephen R Covey
How do we build leadership skills at Samsidh MLZS?
We at Samsidh MLZS understand that building leadership skills is
critical for the 21st century leaders. We invest in inculcating this
skill in the students by exposing them to variety of programs, organizations
and opportunities as a part of the curriculum. These inspire them to get
involved and grow into the leaders of tomorrow. This in turn will help them to
improve their complete personality and compatibility therefore enabling them to
secure a respectable position in the world.
This is why we have The Life Skills
Program. It is an interactive program to promote personal development by means
of narrating stories and realistic situations, which are role-played by the
children in a team after discussing the solution with their group. Team games
are conducted to observe group participation, communicating ideas, experience
difference in opinions, listening skills, empathizing and to realize the
potential in each child.
for success without compromising on character"
Is what we are educating each
child in life skill classes.
Do Children Really Need Life Skills to be Future
world, where the survival of the fittest is the norm, it has become imperative
to sharpen one's technical skills, and more importantly, one's Life Skills.
skills can be learnt, applied and measured to an established degree. But the same
cannot be said of Life skills. Life skill is a sociological term for an
individual's Emotional Intelligence (EQ). It can be broadly defined as personal
attributes that enhance an individual's interactions, job and career prospects.
involves face to face customer interaction or even indirect correspondence over
telephone or e-mail, employees adept at Life skills will achieve both
individual as well as organizational success. Hence Life Skills is critical to
showcasing one's hard skills; both can be considered to be two sides of the
same coin - one without the other has no impact.
How do Life Skills
translate into the work situation in the future for our children?
According to Serby Richard (2003) modern
corporate requirements are such that they look specifically for those
candidates who can add value to their organization with their Life skills and
the ability to develop and use Life skills which can make the difference
between a job offer and enjoyment of new employment.
requirement of Life skills in a job has made the competition for job
acquisition and job sustainability tougher. All those candidates who wish to
get an edge over their competitor are expected to refine their Life skills.
Can schools help by
running Life Skills program as a part of curriculum?
inculcating Life skills in children, they have to be provided with trainings as
a part of their curriculum. This in turn will help them to improve their
complete personality and compatibility therefore enabling them to secure a
respectable position in the corporate world.
contribute to only 15% of ones success while remaining 85% is made by Life
skill (Watts M and Watts R. K, 2008).
In spite of
such great relevance of Life skills in the present corporate world some of the
institutions are yet to introduce Life skills in their curriculum. There is a
dire need of incorporating Life skills trainings in their curriculum, to ensure
Life Skill Educator at Mount Litera Zee School