Have you ever heard the expression, “He is a born leader?” While I do think there are people who are natural leaders, I also believe that leadership skills can be taught. I focus a lot on teaching my children to be leaders because I want them to have the strength to believe they can lead themselves and others to success.
During this podcast episode I talk about the intense experience we’ve sent Colter and Brett on to help them meet new people, have fun, and build their leadership skills. I also interview Emery who is very insightful on some of the leadership skills of the Jonas family members.
If you’d like to strengthen your children’s (or your own) leadership skills, there are four principles that are discussed:
Knowledge: To lead people, there needs to be a solid knowledge base about the subject matter. Help your children to become confident in their knowledge and it will be easier for them to lead.
Opportunity: We have to step back and allow our children the opportunity to lead. If we’re always stepping in, we do not allow them the chance to be leaders.
Example: Set an example for your children of how good leaders behave. Bad leaders “push”; good leaders “pull”. Point out examples of good leadership for them to mimic.
Confidence: While you can’t give your children confidence, you can help them to cultivate it by allowing them the opportunity to fail and giving them lots of opportunities to practice their leadership skills.
What about you? Are you a natural leader? Or is it something you had (or still need) to develop?
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