For many, being a leader comes naturally. They are born with leadership traits that are an intrinsic part of who they are as a person. But for most of us, it’s not so easy. We have to practice being leaders. Confidence, social boldness, decisiveness are characteristics that are difficult to conquer. We have to constantly challenge ourselves and get out of our comfort zone.
Becoming a leader can be scary and difficult, which is especially true for students in middle school. Imagine if students start practicing these skills at a young age, so that these leadership traits become a part of who they are.
In the March 2016 edition of Entrepreneur, an article listed 22 qualities of a great leader, all of which can be practiced starting in middle school. Some of the characteristics listed include:
Practicing these traits not only helps students become great leaders, but will also help with their schoolwork, college planning, social settings, family connection, and even career preparation. We all know the saying, “practice makes perfect”. Career & College Clubs embraces this theme by helping students in the middle grades understand and practice leadership skills, as well as related social emotional skills.
To learn more about Career & College Clubs and how your students can start practicing their leadership skills in order to plan for and succeed in life, contact us at here: http://careerandcollegeclubs.org/contact-us/.
Bornstein, Adam and Jordan “22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader.” Entrepreneur. March 2016.