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Let's now look at the first of the leadership training games.
Leadership Game 1: for trustworthiness - 'Blindfold'.
2. Lead one group out of the room. Hand them the blindfolds and ask them to blindfold themselves.
3.Tell them that their colleagues will come and take them by the hand and lead them to two objects in the room which they are to identify. Their partners however will not talk to them but communicate to them through touch.
4. Assure them that their colleagues will ensure that they will be safe.
5. Instruct the participants in the room to step out and lead one person each. They cannot talk to their blindfolded partners. They can only use the sense of touch to communicate to their partners.
6. Yet through this sense of touch they should lead them safely about the task. The task is to lead their blind partners to any two objects in the room and help them identify the objects.
Other Leadership Games and activities
Form a Shape
Follow the Leader
Make a Straw Structure
Core Beliefs Activity
7. Start this leadership game.
8. You'll notice quite a few things which are similar to how people behave in real life. The blindfolded participants are very unsure of themselves and yet are willing to be led.
9. Among those who can see, some will barge towards the closest blind person, grab them by the arm and start to lead them along, forgetting that they cannot speak. When they come across the first obstacle the blind partner is stumbling along. Suddenly they realise the caution of leading them safely. After that one slip they become more careful.
10. Some others are sensitive and communicate through touching the elbow or the knee to nudge their blind partners around obstacles.
11. The blindfolded partners in this training game easily identify two objects and are led to their seats and their blindfolds removed.
Debrief of Leadership game 1, 'Blindfold':
The debrief questions:
Among feelings of anxiety, insecurity, responsibility, and empathy with the blind, you'll need to draw their attention to the following learnings:
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