As the famous quote by John Maxwell says, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way”. To make good leaders, we have to inculcate leadership skills.
Childhood is, as we all know, the finest time to begin working on anything. Any talent may be perfected if it has been practised since childhood. When a youngster is given responsibility, the capacity to talk and express themselves, and the ability to guide, they can grow into great leaders in the future.
Here are five sure-fire techniques to help your youngster grow into a future leader.
1. Allow them to make their own choices
Make a practice of making decisions in their daily lives. Allow them to choose their clothes, subjects to study, and sports to participate in. This will motivate them to make wise decisions and they will learn decision making.
2. Indulge them in group activities
When a child participates in group activities, they gain a valuable skill called teamwork. They will learn how to collaborate with people and manage a group on their own.
3. Give them difficulties and situations to solve
Problem-solving is an art and not everyone is an artist. There will always be a period in one's life when one finds themselves in a difficult circumstance. A person who knows how to deal with it intelligently and confidently has the potential to be an excellent leader in the future.
4. Improve their communication skills
One of the most vital skills for everybody is communication. A leader, of course, must be able to communicate and express themselves effectively. Therefore, working on these skills from early childhood is crucial. You might also enroll them in a communication course to improve their speaking, writing, and reading abilities.
5. Teach them empathy
Last but not least make them empathetic. A good leader understands what the other members in a team want and leads them the right way. To empathise is a quality that only the best of leaders possess.