[September 8, 2019] Skills learned during childhood make the best investment for life. Leadership is one such skill that when excelled at a tender age helps in defining the character for the future.
Character building is an important ingredient for success. Incorporating some of the most imminent survival skills like time management, punctuality and leadership at a tender age prove to be beneficial for ages. Reprising the roles of leaders so early in their lives has some pros and cons too:
Sometimes becoming a leader is detrimental to a student. Students have a tendency to let the power go to their heads, which is eventually a harmful trait in the longer run. A good leader sets the example, but a conceited one sets the record for unpopularity. The worst part is that once they are done with the tenure of their leadership, they have to face a lot of hardships when trying to readjust with their peers whom they were bullying earlier and also with the fact that they are no longer the foremost.
2. Failing to acknowledge
A leader has the biggest responsibility to support the others underneath them. A team captain has to realize that the performance of the team entirely depends on the performance of each player. In case another player is better than the captain, then it rests entirely on the captain to acknowledge the same and promote the talent more. Being the captain, the leader cannot simply believe that they are the most important part of the team. It is imperative to boost the spirit among all the members of a council or a team, and this responsibility primarily rests on the shoulders of the leader themselves.
3. Boost to the self-confidence
Becoming a leader is a highly appreciative move for a student and is a great way to boost their self-confidence and esteem. Leadership positions often come to those who have sown excellence in their respective field and acknowledgment of the same is always a great help for the student in enhancing not only the skill but also his overall self-image and confidence. Battling these scars in the nick of time enables them to be mentally stronger for the entirety of their lives.
4. Radiant resume
Leadership qualities are often required in any company. Hence, recruiters are most often on a lookout for job applicants who have taken some forms of leadership roles during their school time. Most individuals at a company have to take up some form of leadership roles when managing a team. Hence, students who are already adept at such skills are most favoured by the recruiters.
5. Personality development
Leadership skills help students overcome their inhibitions. It is a great opportunity for an introvert student to come out of the shell, face people, try public speaking and also empower others. Leadership enables students to explore their hidden talents and skills and let them come to the surface while handling daily challenges. Leadership greatly empowers students for the future and makes them comfortable with whatever life has in store for them.