Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured. Here are some tips to follow to nurture the leadership skills.
1. Look out for a role model:
If you wish to be a leader, it is always a good start to have a good role model. You need not blindly imitate the person. But, observe the good qualities and adapt them. Keep watching for flaws too, which will help you to make sure that you wont follow the mistakes.
2. Pave your own path:
Create your own path and purpose without interference. Be your unique individual self. Know your own strength, weakness and passion.
3. Small Steps:
Take small projects/ assignments as a leader and work out. Keep on practicing and improvising yourself.
4. Generate a circle of trail blazers:
Keep a track of people who are blazing trails and are achieving things in the world, making an impact and making a difference. Learn from them firsthand what it takes to be a leader and to be successful.
5. Understand others:
Understand the importance of listening to oneself and to others. One of the most important qualities of a leader is the skill of listening, and the earlier it's learned the more intuitive it becomes.