How to lead the youth of today
Leadership is a dying art, that’s why it is something we all need to work on. Do you love them enough to lead them? If you need them, you can't lead them.
1. We, the adults, are the cause of the problems with kids today. Could the youth be suffering from the same technology addictions we have?
2. Kids will do what we ask them to do if they respect and trust us. Getting the kids to trust us is the main job of a leader.
3. Discipline is the greatest form of love. Lack of focus leads to lack of passion. Look for potential talent and make them read the right books. The young leaders will influence others to follow.
4. Reward consistency until good habits are formed. There are so many options today; too many things taxing on the youth’s minds. Help them find something they are passionate about and master it.
5. Watch out for all the technology intrusions in your life. Don’t hide behind technology as an excuse. Nothing takes place of looking at someone in the eye and telling how you feel.
6. Be dumb enough to believe you can win big and they will believe it too. Emotional belief is the most powerful force in the universe.
7. Leadership and self-deception cannot co-exist. Lack of self-evaluation in kids leads to lack self-motivation and self-deception. How can you improve if you think you are the best already?
Thank you for reading and reflecting today’s nuggets. Go ahead and pass them on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy