Leadership Inspirations Activities

Who Am I?

Find out what famous person you are using only yes or no questions

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

Type Of Activity

Energizer, Mixer

Materials

Tape, Index Cards Or Labels

 

SUMMARY

All participants will be labeled as a famous person and will ask fellow group members yes or no questions to figure out who they are.

 

SET UP

  • Have group members write the name of a famous person on a label or index card and collect them.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • The leader tapes the name of a famous person on the back of each participant. (e.g. Fred Flintstone, Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton, etc.)
  • The group member is not able to see who is taped to their back.
  • Their task is to find out who they are.
  • The participants go around the room asking others only yes or no questions. If the member receives a “yes” answer, they can continue asking that person questions until they receive a “no” answer.
  • If they receive a ‘no’ then they must move on and ask questions to someone else.
  • When a group member figures out who they are, they take off the tag, put it on the front of their shirt, and write their own name on it.
  • That person can then help others find out who they are.
  • The exercise concludes when everyone has discovered who they are.

VARIATIONS

  • Use names of famous pairs (like Mario and Luigi, Bert and Ernie, etc.) and do a partner activity after the game.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Feedback

  • Why is feedback important? What kind of feedback is important?
  • What does constructive/effective feedback look like?
  • How did positive/negative/or no feedback affect your success?

Group Dynamics

  • What are the traits that make someone successful on this team? What are the traits that make someone unsuccessful on this team?
  • What motivates our group?
  • How does our group dynamic affect the way we get work done?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?