Sunday, August 23, 2015

3. Leadership: Criticism + Being Successful

“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle

This week you will be presenting your websites. Many people are afraid to get up in front of others mostly in fear of being judged, the risk of failure or being hit with an onslaught of criticism.  

Let's break it all down. You took a risk taking this class. You knew it was a tech class and you heard it was much more.  Leadership.  Service. Business. Discovering new tech.  Problem solving.  Career building.  Risk.  Some kids bailed out.  You are the adventurous type.  Welcome to GenYES.  

As your teacher, I am about to evaluate, applaud and criticize your presentations this week. Let's get ready for this:

Part 1 - Read the whole article:  

1.  Think about all the points in the article.  
Of the 25: choose, copy and paste one of them in your comments and then totally elaborate on the point.  How does criticism make you better, how do you let it affect you, how it may relate to you being successful overall?  

Part 2 - Read the whole article:  

2.  What do you do successfully?  What things from this list do you have in common with successful people?  What do you think you might need to work on?  What does any of this have to do with a technology class?!

Two questions.  That's it.   Do a great job.  Remember 100 - 200 well written words, grammar and spelling count!