The skills of Leadership are what enable a person to take the lead when it is appropriate and/or necessary.
It is essential that citizens in a democracy have the ability to take the lead when it is appropriate and/or necessary.
The skills of Leadership are able to be learned.
The skills of Leadership are able to be taught through a well-designed educational programme.
It is a core function of an educational institution in a democracy to effectively teach the skills of leadership.
The general approach to the teaching of Leadership skills at Marlborough Boys’ College will be to move the boys along a continuum from being dependent on the external enforcing of rules through having the skills and knowledge to take responsibility for their own behaviour to having the skills, personal attributes and knowledge necessary to enable them to positively influence others.
We aim to educate our students so that they are able to move along the pathway:
From Leadership of Self to the Leadership of Others
From rules of behaviour to self driven engagement in a healthy lifestyle
From natural ability and charisma to knowledge about leadership and the self-conscious use of leadership strategies