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Leadership and young age: 10 ways young people can lead

Young age does not necessarily mean that you cannot be a leader. See here ten ways in which young people can build their leadership skills through time:



1. Prepare before you engage the work market

  • When in college, you can actively participate in leadership organizations to already exercise your leadership abilities.

2. Read ahead

  • Research and read about what it takes to be a good leader according to different authors.

3. Evaluate if the organization is right for you

  • Knowing the company culture of the companies you want to apply to is very important. This will be a great differential once it comes to fitting into the company.

4. Always be prepared to learn

  • Remember that you will always learn new things even as you get older, and now at a young age this is not an exception.

5. Know your strong points

  • This is key as it will guide you to the area in which you can work well in and thrive!

6. Always lend a helping hand

  • Always offer to assist tose around you.

7. Work and play by the rules of the game

  • Be honest, integral and have a strong character. This is essential to growing the leader inside you.

8. Networking

  • Get to know others as well as get others to know you!

9. Recognize others work

  • Give credit to those who have done their respective tasks. Recognize their efforts.

10. Network with superiors and create a mentoring relationship

  • Become visible to thos hierachically above and establish a mentoring relationship with superios with whom you have a strong affinity.


Based on: Forbes



Five dont’s for business and leadership


1. Do not have limited thinking

If you intend on being a strong leader, exercise your capacity for creative and expansive thinking. Having a limited mindset for creative thinking will eventually lead you to a dead-end street.


2. Do not think only about the company

Leaders seem to forget that individuals have their own wants and needs. In the long run, if a leader focuses only on what the company wnats and needs, he will eventually notice the motivation of this team begin to drop. The focus should be both on what is best for the company and what is best for those he leads.

3. Leaders must not have lack of self-command

A Leader must know how to be focused on solving problems which arise and running his team efficiently to promote growth.

4.  Do not have insufficient vision

A strong company has a strong enough vision which can be replicated and used as a guideline for all those who work in it. it is difficult for a leader to be able to lead appropriately without a sufficiently strong company vision.

5. DO NOT believe that you are what you think

It is importably to mentally reasure yourself of your personal image. But it is as important to distinguish the real you from the mental image you have of yourself. It is common to have both of these “yous” diverge greatly from one another. A good leader will be able to identify these diferences, if they exist.


BASED ON: Business Time Zone

The importance of doing what you love

Marshall Goldsmith gives us his insight on the importance of doing what you truly love and doing what you do for the right reasons.


Eight ways to succeed in 2015

New Years resolutions may simply be anothr borken promise.

Instead of making resolutions which will probably be forgotten by February, seek other ways to achieve what you desire in the upcoming year:



1. Clarify your big “why”

2. Confront the cost

3. Narrow your focus

4. Enlist your support crew

5. Make it measurable

6. Start small

7. Prepare for setbacks

8. Invest in your best



SOURCE: Forbes

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