Toiletry Bag


Leadership is a daily thing. It’s not a once-a-week type of thing. As much as brushing your teeth, putting on deodorant, and cleaning your face is something that is done every day; the same needs to happen for our leadership.

It’s essential we groom ourselves into the leader we desire to be, every day. What part of your leadership isn’t “fresh” and could use getting cleaned up?

  • Your students will learn a new and unique way to view their daily character and leadership
  • Your students will connect their daily habits to leadership reminders
  • Students will be challenged to assess the areas needed to clean up in their life
"I love using the toiletry kit illustration as a way to communicate how we need to clean our leadership up everyday. This resonated with all my players."
WCAC Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach

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Language Guide

Toiletry Bag

The concept of grooming oneself every day into the leader one wishes to become.

Example Photos

Use the photos below as examples of Toiletry Bag

Additional Resources

Shareable Graphics

Share these in the locker room, coaches office or on social media.

Exercise Reminder Card

To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.

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Exercise Slides

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Quiz Questions

Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • Why do leaders need to groom themselves every day?
  • People hurt their ability to lead others simply from their inability to _______.
  • Why is it important as a leader to focus on your inner appearance?
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At Home

Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.

Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.

  • Question: How does Toiletry Bag illustrate that leadership is a daily thing?
  • Reflection: What part of your leadership could use some freshening up?
  • Action: Share how you can improve the area of your leadership that needs improvement.
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Teacher Reflection

Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students. 

What area of your leadership could benefit from freshening up? What can you do to enhance this particular area? Spend some time reflecting on grooming your leadership skills this week.
Special Assignment

Special Assignment

For the next two weeks, have students maintain a daily habit diary. They should record their daily routines and habits, reflecting on how these habits impact their productivity, mood, and overall well-being.