Young Team Builders
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Balance Your Strengths
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This first post is submitted by Philip, a high school sophomore who team builds through his school's adventure program.
As a young team builder in my high school adventure program, I have learned many valuable lessons. One of them comes from the constantly repeated phrase, "balance out your strengths." This phrase is generally used to direct students to put the physically stronger students in places that they'll be needed in order to complete some kind of activity.
However, the deeper you look into the phrase the more it resonates.
Balance out your strengths, also supports teamwork because in a small community like our class everyone has different strengths and skills. Although, the phase doesn't have to only refer to a group of people. Balance out your strengths, could also refer to personal strengths and how sometimes you have to re-center yourself in order to use your own strengths to the best of your ability. This diverse phrase is the greatest lesson I've learned so far as a young leader.
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Young team Builders are high school and college age students working in team building settings around the world, contributing to this space, sharing what they're creating, programming, teaching and learning.
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