Leadership Inspirations Activities
What I Like About You
A musical way to express what participants like about the group
Type Of Activity
Rewrite the lyrics to the song “What I Like About You“ by The Romantics to be about the group.
- Prepare a music player with the song “What I Like About You“. If groups will be performing, find a karaoke version to use if possible.
- Play the song “What I Like About You“. While they listen, have the group think about what they like about their group and how they might rewrite the song.
- Explain to the group that they are going to rewrite the lyrics to the song to be about their group.
- Give the group ten minutes to rewrite the song together.
- Finish by having the group perform the song together with their new lyrics.
- You can split participants up into groups and have each group create their own version of the song and then perform it for the other groups.
- For another creative way to appreciate a group, see Build-A-(Team)-Bear.
SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS
- 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?
- 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?
- When has your group worked well together in the past? When have they not worked well together?
- When has (something that happened in the activity) happened in the past with your group?
- What habits or actions make a successful or effective team? What does your group do well as a team? What are your group’s opportunities for growth when working together?
- 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?