WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS, “WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU?”
It isn’t as simple as the question of bad or good. Bad leaders can learn to be good leaders or even great leaders. And good leaders can lose their way or become awesome leaders. the road from bad to awesome takes practice and a realization of self. Leadership is less about style and more about effectiveness in leading your people and organization. With short term goals, a long-term vision should be incorporated. Often modern society mistakes certain styles(ie. alpha, dictator, etc.) or looks for effective leadership. Effective leadership is about raising your team and organization to greater heights than they could accomplish on their own accord. It’s about accomplishing a realistic mission while attending to the needs of those you lead.
We started Youth Acquiring Leadership Principles(YALP) with the aim to increase the leadership capacity of youth, communities, and the world. Seeing there is a dearth of properly trained basic leadership. We feel that grassroots efforts to increase leading attributes in our youth and their families as an important first step in combating this ongoing problem. Community training is the next leap to providing leaders to the world. An emphasis is being placed on the qualities that make up a leader. These include leadership, financial, social, physical, and emotional. Such skills will be addressed during lectures and fun activities that will include subjects: etiquette, fashion, mental and physical exercises, goal setting, leadership, and basic financial management.
A second phase will target grasping the skills needed to obtain and maintain careers and to further the education presented in phase 1.