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5 Simple Ways to Teach Leadership to Your Children

Teaching children the essentials of leadership allows them to grow into self reliant, optimistic adults.

Today’s Children are Tomorrow’s Leaders

Although this illusive tomorrow seems quite far, I think as parents we can all agree that time is flying and we are constantly encountering opportunities to teach them through simple task.

While leadership skills can come naturally, children learn lessons along the way that significantly impacts them later in life. The right words at the right time can make all the difference.

Here are 5 great tips to help you instill the right skills in the future leaders in your life.

Set a good example

By allowing your children to see how well you balance your business and personal roles, you’ll teach them accountability which is a pillar for the future leaders.

Encourage team activities

Early on, identify your children’s Interests and encourage their participation in group activities. Whether it’s joining group activities where valuable lessons about teamwork can be learned through these activities.

Emphasize perseverance

The best leaders learn to handle failure as gracefully as they handle success. It’s important to expose future leaders to disappointment rather than protecting them from it. Children need to learn to handle the loss and move forward when the other team wins or someone else is elected class president

Build negotiation skills

Every good leader knows the art of compromise. Instead of giving your children a firm “yes” or “no” to a request, make an offer and allow them to counter that offer by offering solid points.

Encourage reading

Studies have shown the benefits of reading for fun in childhood, with children who read having greater intellectual progress in a variety of subjects. Young readers tend to learn more about the world, even when the reading is of a frivolous nature.

Our personalized books are specifically designed with the endorsement of child psychologists to encourage the learning of important life skills, such as leadership. The wonderful feature we have, is the personalization which assists the child to connect with the story. The child is the main hero in a story about leadership. This facilitates learning and it is so much fun for them!

…more simple ways to encourage leadership coming up

 

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