This book is also written for the teenager or parent.
The Guide and Journal are written for grades 3-5.
I began my review by reading the book, U.N.I.Q.U.E.: Growing the Leader Within. I wanted to get an idea of what my kids would be learning. The story is a fable or an allegory that follows the main character, Hugh. Hugh is a lamb who has been scared away from his flock. On his journey, he meets Leda, a gardener who teaches him about planting and maintaining his leadership garden. In this metaphor, the garden is your leadership life and the seeds you plant are your actions. You must be sure to prune and weed your garden of bad stuff. The bad stuff are the thoughts and feelings we allow ourselves to believe.
For our lessons, I would read a chapter to my kids and then we would find the activity to go along with it. Some of the lessons were fun, like researching the meaning of our names. However, the Leader Balance Inventory left my kids stumped. They could not figure out how or why they were asked to rank if they say, "I think," or, "I should." The concept of synergy was very confusing for my 8 and 10 year old. My kids had a hard time sticking with the metaphor through each chapter.
- not being judgmental
- not enabling
- being empathetic
- pruning gossip
- eliminating blame
- eradicating victimization
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