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Unlock Your Leadership Potential: A Leadership Project Guide1

John Rutledge and Lori Spivey2

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Unlock Your Leadership Potential (4H LDL 20) explores developing leadership potential in teens. Experiential learning activities provide plenty of action to keep group leaders busy. Topics included in this Leader Notebook of group activities include: What is Leadership?, Understanding Self, Communication, Getting Along with Others, Learning to Learn, Making Decisions, Managing, and Working with Groups.

Visit the 4-H Youth Development Curriculum website for more information on related project materials.



This document is 4HLDL20, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date April 1997. Reviewed July 2017. Visit the EDIS website at


John Rutledge, professor and 4-H Youth development specialist, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; and Lori Spivey, project assistant/curriculum writer, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.