A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible. The youth generally demonstrates the qualities of passion, energy and commitment and what it takes to be a good leader. However, not having the appropriate understanding and skills of leadership at a young age can be costly.
Today, it is vital to have a global vision in order to lead well. It’s also critical to have a role model or someone to look up to in times of facing rapid challenges. The challenge of leadership is to be dominant but not rude, emphatic but not weak.
Here are some of the qualities one must have to be a dynamic young leader:
While many traits and behaviour are innate, people have the ability to learn or lose courage. It may sound clichéd, but it is of utmost importance to make a conscious effort to tackle tough situations.
Taking an initiative to start something gives one an opportunity to test themselves in unfamiliar situations with people from all walks of life. An idea is the most expensive thing nowadays and so far the best contribution you can offer.
Decisiveness is a highly desirable skill. People are far more likely to put their trust in a person who knows where they’re going and who can make clear, coherent decisions than to put our trust in somebody who is paralyzed by indecision.
Perseverance is the combination of passion and hard work. Perseverance can help you redefine yourself and is a sure shot recipe for success. Perseverance is boosted by optimism and hope.
When you are a leader pertaining to a group you are responsible for their actions too, along with your own. So it is important to understand the personalities of the people working around you. Don’t postpone a task because it makes us uncomfortable, or it is something we really don’t want to do. Live up to the promises you make, not just to others, but to yourselves as well.
The world is changing rapidly and more young leaders are needed to fill the leadership gap at the top. Companies, organizations and governments are encouraging more young leaders to step up and take initiative to lead. These qualities are a must have and will help in making you the young leader you want to be.