The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails
This is an interesting article from Forbes. This author makes some good points, however leaders can always learn something. Sometimes the best impact comes from keeping an open mind. It's always best to apply your own critical thinking skills to discern value for yourself. Click on the quote below for the article. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" -Eleanor Roosevelt #StudentLeadership
Great Leaders Never Stop Developing
I’ve read a lot of articles about leadership development, seen a lot of leadership development programs, and come to realize that if someone tells you they can develop you to be a leader, question that statement. Leaders hone their skills over trial and error, and learn how to develop themselves from various experiences and knowledge. There is no rote way to learn leadership. Having said that, I think leaders can learn something valuable from just about any kind of knowledge,
Leaders Inspire Consensus
Leaders value the task over the title. They are more interested in contributing to the greater of the whole than anything else. Leaders value solutions over hierarchy. Leaders have the ability to inspire consensus and do so more often than seeking it. A great leader doesn’t need to be an expert to solve a problem, because great leaders surround themselves with very smart and capable people. Leaders inspire others to work together by their ability to work with others. They are
Student Leadership is a Collaboration
Leadership isn’t one distinction that may be taught in a classroom. Student leadership is collaboration between students and mentors. Mentors of leaders must not be afraid to make mistakes, but must be accountable for making them. Students must know how to lead their imperfect selves by great examples of imperfect leaders. Great leaders are messy, flawed, and fail regularly, but it never stops them from finding a way. "Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders"