How to Improve Leadership Skills in College

By | January 19, 2021

[January 19, 2021]  A college is a place of possibilities. It’s where you shape yourself into a fully-grown adult. There, you develop important skills and get essential knowledge to become a professional later on.

If you feel like your leadership skills are lacking, then it’s the perfect time to work on them!

Here are a couple of ways you can significantly improve your leadership skills in college.

Join College Clubs and Be an Active Member

Don’t be afraid to join college clubs. They are essential to the student experience!  Not only do you get to have lots of fun and meet new people, but it can also improve your leadership skills.

Any college club will do.  All you have to do is get involved in its organization. B y helping the club, you will inevitably develop leadership skills because you’ll have to do a lot of coordination.

Enroll in a Specialized Leadership Course

Yes, it may be quite an obvious way to improve your leadership skills in college, but why not?

The tutor has specially developed exercises for you to do and gradually get better at leading. You won’t be just a student essay writer.  Don’t dismiss the course just because you might think it’s silly or awkward.  Give it a try.

Contribute to a Social Cause

You can improve your leadership skills even when you’re not directly managing and leading people.  In college, there are many opportunities to join a social program and help your local community.

Usually, contributing to such programs can significantly develop your personality as a whole, including your leadership skills.

Take on a Team-Based Job

How can you improve at leading anyone if you don’t know how to follow?

Apart from getting more money during college, a job can feasibly influence you in a positive way.  By collaborating with others on a specific set of tasks and studying the manager’s performance, you’ll gain tons of knowledge.  Even if your manager is doing a bad job, you’ll learn which mistakes to avoid as you lead others.

Volunteer to Be a Tenant Helper

Tenant helpers basically dictate the life in the college dormitory.  This can be a useful and rewarding experience.  You get to really know your coursemates and interact with them.

As a tenant helper, you’ll have to think on your feet, resolve disputes, and help other students. Doing this will, of course, improve your leadership skills.

There Isn’t a “Best” Way to Improve Your Leadership Skills

None of these options will amend your leadership skills on their own. Although college gives you tons of opportunities to develop and improve yourself, you still have to put in the work.

Learning how to deal with rejection, conflicts, taking responsibility, creating a positive environment. It all takes time and effort to learn all these things.

You can read more on at Grade Miners (link here).

Author: Sandy Miles

Sandy Miles is an online marketing specialist and an education expert who creates student-focused articles about college life. She collaborates Grade Miners, a service providing academic help to students who can’t deal with their college load.

11 thoughts on “How to Improve Leadership Skills in College

  1. Jasmine Alberts

    Good article. I’m always interested in seeing what Gen. Satterfield allows to be published. Thanks for your article. I only hope young folks read it.

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    1. R. S. Disney

      Interesting. Basic article. Contains a repeat of much of what is already documented in this website by Gen. Satterfield. I however do like to see new writers being guests here. Maybe in the future, we could add a Q&A section. Think about it. Ask a question of Gen. S and let him answer it. And, same for these guest writers.

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  2. Willie Shrumburger

    Great article Sandy. Loved it. Keep writing. Oh, is there a website or links to your other articles? I’d like to read more of them. You have a good grasp on leadership ideas for young people.

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  3. JT Patterson

    Thank you for your article and insight on college. 😊😊😊😊

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  4. Janna Faulkner

    Hi Sandy, I’d not heard the term “tenant helper” before. In my days in college, not that long ago, we called them Hall Advisors and Resident Assistants (RAs). I enjoyed my dormitory life but was happy to get out of there. What the experience did help me with is to learn how to get along with some unruly folks that had little respect for others. Thanks a good blog post under Gen. Satterfield’s leadership blog. Welcome to those who take leadership for how important it can be.

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  5. Audrey

    I will add that one of the best ways to do best in college is to avoid professors who are into NOT teaching the skills we need, like math, science, and English, and instead teach us how to protest, be “woke”, and how to show your moral superiority.

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    1. KenFBrown

      Good point, Audrey. Probably the best advice I’ve heard in a long time. College is less and less about learning a skill and becoming a mature person than it is about wokism and learning to hate America and the West.

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      1. Eric Coda

        Right, they are just propaganda centers for Marxism. Occasionally, you will see a few that are not like that and go there if you plan to attend college to learn.

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  6. Ronny Fisher

    Well-written article, Ms. Miles. Thanks for sharing your thinking on how to do better in college.

    Reply

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