What it means to be a leader


Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, friends and family. Today we are going to talk about what it means to be a young leader. To me being a young leader means you’re kind, honest, trustworthy and resourceful. “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own example.”- John Wooden

Being a young leader is about your attitude and how you handle difficult situations. For example, you are playing with your friends and you notice someone being bullied. You go to your friends and urge them to help, but your friends are reluctant. Then, you tell them, “what if it was you being bullied, wouldn’t you want us to help?” After, leaving your friends with the question you go on to tell a teacher and start playing with the person who was bullied. Do something to show you care. That is how you can be a young leader at school! “There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson Mandela

Being a young leader is also about being generous, kind, honest and instructive. If someone just arrived in the city show them around, introduce them to your community and offer to help them with anything they need. Make them feel at home! Hold a welcome-to-the-city party for them. Introduce them to your friends and family. Do something to make them feel welcome. “It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey” – unknown.

A young leader also takes charge at all times. For example, you noticed that there was a fire starting in a kitchen. The first thing you do is call the fire department and get everyone out to the nearest exit, making sure that no one was left behind.

Being a young leader is very important. You must be organized, responsible and use initiative. If you’re a young leader you try not to make fun of people as people

will look at your example and follow it. A young leader takes courage and faces responsibility. Young leaders also take charge, like in school and in any situation.

That is what I think is it means to be a young leader.



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