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Added May 08, 2014

3 Tips for How to Become a Leader

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Have you ever heard the saying, “lead by example?” This means to lead by your actions, and not just by your words. Leaders do the right thing and seek to earn people’s trust. They also inspire others to achieve their goals.

 

Did you know you can become a leader, too? You can become a leader by challenging yourself, and others, to accomplish goals — like earning an A on your next test, enrolling in a sport you’ve never played or taking care of a pet or someone in need. Leadership comes in many forms and it doesn’t mean you have to be the center of attention all the time. It’s up to you to decide how you want to lead.

 

Start on the right foot and follow these three tips to become a leader.

 

1. Determine your Dreams and Make a Plan
What do you want to accomplish? And when do you want to accomplish it? Where do you want to go? What record do you want to set? Is it a personal goal or a team goal? It’s important to motivate yourself and your team; find the passion to challenge yourself and make your dreams come true.

 

Once you’ve determined your dreams, identify what needs to be done to make them come true. Do you need to complete your homework on time? Will your dream require a lot of practice? Do you need to earn money or do some research? Or maybe you need to recruit the help of others to make an impact. Make a plan of what needs to happen in order to make your dreams come true and adjust along the way. Some successful leaders find it helpful to write it down. It’s evidence you’ve declared your goals and set out a plan. You can do it!

 

2. Take Action Now
The next tip is to put those plans into action, so start now! You are responsible for making your dreams come true and nothing will happen if you don’t make a move. Consider sharing your dreams and plans with others to utilize their expertise and recruit their help.

 

Struggling in one of your classes? Be proactive and meet with your teacher to see what he or she can recommend for help. Interested in journalism? Take a class to learn more, and then submit your articles to a newspaper. Looking to make a difference in your community? Find a group at school or in the community that shares your interests, and then volunteer to lead a project. This will give you leadership experience and you can ask the team for advice on how to improve when you’ve completed your project. It’s important for leaders to continually make improvements.

 

3. Think Like a Leader
Leaders are positive thinkers: Even in the face of a difficult situation, they keep a positive attitude and a clear mind. They always think before they speak, and they lead by example.

 

Leaders are confident, but not boastful: They don’t believe they’re better than anyone. Instead, they’re humble. Leaders are kind to others and are always willing to offer a helping hand.

 

Above all, leaders are driven and passionate: They love what they do. And they build off their strengths and always work on improving their weaknesses.

 

In your day-to-day tasks, keep these three tips for how to become a leader in mind. Not only will they help you achieve your dreams, they’ll help you develop into an accomplished leader. Set out on your own path so you can continually grow into the best person you can be. With time and experience, you’ll soon be sharing your own personal leadership tips!

 

Have questions about this article? Ask us here. And be sure to share this article with your friends using #BGleadership.

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Love-lee
Love-lee
Posted January 04, 2013
The article is all true! We should not care about anyone, just care about yourself, that's who, YOU!
soccerlover2000
soccerlover2000
Posted January 03, 2013
I love being smart but every time the teacher says i got the only A everybody looks at me and it's kind of embarassing
beatlesgirl2430
beatlesgirl2430
Posted October 18, 2012
I really do love being smart, but it is sometimes sorta embarrassing when the teacher announces that you got the only A or whatever, and I have kinda been bullied because of it, and been called "teacher's pet" and "bossy" or "a know-it-all" but I just let those comments go over my head. Who cares?
Trombonelover
Trombonelover
Posted August 23, 2012
Being smart makes me feel good. But it's embarrassing when the teacher tells the entire class you got the only A+ or something. But I've been bullied because of it.
Lucky4ever
Lucky4ever
Posted August 16, 2012
Im really smart.Well my class is really different.No offense but we have the not so smarts,kinda smarts,pretty good,smart,really smart,and like super smart.im like the really smart and 1 of my friends is super smart and 2 of my other friends are really smart and then the rest of my friends are like pretty good.but no one makes fun of people being smart except this guy.people call him goody goody because he literally is like perfect at everything,smart,never gets in trouble and yea!but i like being smart!
hns210
hns210
Posted November 25, 2012
I love being smart!!!
Invisblegirl
Invisblegirl
Posted August 01, 2012
I'm not THAT smart, but I don't care what people think of me. They have insecurites. & I am the bigger person.
shortyshorts978
shortyshorts978
Posted July 29, 2012
im soooo not smart...well im guess im kinda smart
micki mouse roxx8
micki mouse roxx8
Posted July 12, 2012
im totally not smart;)
Amelia_Loves_U
Amelia_Loves_U
Posted August 02, 2012
When your smart and you do group projects everyone wants to be your partner, so they start being nice to you. DONT LISTEN TO THEM. they are using you but thats pretty obvious
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