Our second Diller workshop was held on October 18, 2015 at the JCC Squirrel Hill. We started off the workshop with our different committees doing presentation. The Ruach committee led a pictionary-like icebreaker, the Israel committee led a group activity/discussion on our opinions on what is happening in Israel, and the swag committee gave us our treats, sour candy and a clementine.
Then we started talking about the main topic of the workshop- qualities and characteristics of a leader. The most agreed upon characteristic was confidence. After dinner we met with our parents and Rabbi Schiff. He had us rank 10 of the most selected leadership characteristics chosen by business moguls from least to most important. We then discussed the groups' top 3 selected qualities, integrity, good communication skills, and the ability to inspire a shared vision, and why we chose them. We were plesently surprised to find our top 3 picks were the same as the people who compiled the list.
We then left Rabbi Schiff and the parents, and did a very interesting activity. We had to rank on a scale of 1-10 how developed we were in different important leadership qualities. With this ranking, we were able to see what type of leaders we are right now, and what we need/want to improve on. We ended the night with our circle of gratitude, and said how thankful we all are for the blessings in our lives.
- Jordan Ennis