A leader is a person who guides and directs a group. The popular saying is that “Leaders are born not made”. This we believe is only partially true because some people can acquire leadership traits through training and some leaders are born when they find themselves in certain situations. In short, the techniques of the leadership can be learnt.
Characteristics of a leader
There are several characteristics of a leader but we shall just mention a few cogent ones.
A good leader has an exemplary character i.e he is trustworthy, honest and a person of integrity. He “walks the talk”.
He is enthusiastic about his work or course.
A good leader is confident and inspires confidence in others.
A leader is orderly and purposeful even in times of uncertainty.
A leader is tolerant of ambiguity and remains calm and composed in times of crises.
A leader keeps the main goal always in focus.
He is committed to excellence.
These characteristics may be naturally present in a leader, otherwise it can be developed and strengthened.
Our aim in these leadership training series is to take on the list of character traits that are desirable in everyone hoping to be a leader and assist kids and youths to attain them. At SKY Foundation, we intend to use very interesting and fun ways to help each member who diligently passes through our seminars and workshops attain an exemplary character that will position them to be leaders indeed! The first ten characteristics we shall be dealing with are: Honesty, Respect, Diligence, Efficiency, Determination, Punctuality, Dependability, Commitment, Responsibility and Integrity.