In a casual conversation this morning, Jenny Pratt told about her daughter Madison’s current third grade English assignment, which included writing Cinquain poetry*. Not knowing anything about this type of poetry I was intrigued and thought it might be fun to write some for a blog post.
communicating inspiring encouraging
Making a difference today
developing focusing learning
Skills for greater results
I found writing these to be fun and instructive. The exercise required me to think about how I feel and what I believe about leadership and leaders. because of my experience, I encourage you to make this exercise one of your next leadership activities.
Here are a couple of ways to do that:
– Send a note to all of the members of your leadership development program to read this and even write one themselves – to share at the next leadership team meeting or training session.
– Write yours and share it here as a comment to this blog post!
Not only is the exercise creative (and who can’t benefit from exercising their creativity?), but it will help us all develop the leadership skills of reflection and learning.
*From reading Wikipedia, it appears that there are many varations of cinquain. I chose the type above because that is what I learned from Madison (through Jenny).