Importance of Personal Leadership for youth

Before you can lead others, you should know how to lead yourself.

Personal leadership is simply talking about  leadership qualities a person possess that will drive the person to excellence when properly utilized.

How best can we improve personal leadership? By deliberately putting our leadership qualities to a good use through helping others.

Youth need to understand that leadership is not defined by age and you need not be at a particular age before you can be a guide to other people, but first youth need to know and identify their leadership qualities.

What makes you unique as a person can be the solution the world needs and it is tied to your leadership qualities.

Top ten leadership qualities:

  • A leader by example
  • Honesty
  • Humility
  • Gratitude
  • Integrity
  • Resilient
  • A mindful listener
  • A conflict manager
  • A problem solver
  • A team player

There are many more qualities a leader possesses. The most important thing is not to use your qualities for selfish reasons.

Personal leadership is an important aspect of life skills which can be integrated in the school curriculum but must be practiced.

We were at a gathering of young teenagers between the ages of 10 – 16 to train on personal leadership and the task given to them was to write down ten names of their friends they would deliberately lead and teach leadership qualities as a means to build more young leaders who are mentally empowered.

This is a strategy by ImeyReach Foundation to give mental empowerment to youth and give education beyond the classroom.

We give mental empowerment to youth, men an women to becoming a better person for themselves and their community.


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