The chicken or the egg – are you a leader or a follower?

Why settle for anything less than being totally awesome? Why let other people dictate your journey when you can navigate it yourself? Why be a follower when you can be a leader instead?

Don’t get us wrong – being a leader doesn’t mean going it alone. After all, a leader isn’t a leader unless he or she has the support of a team! What we mean is that it is all about shaping your own destiny and taking action in order to reach your goals and dreams.

Make choices with confidence

If you want to embrace your inner leader, you need to learn how to be confident in your abilities, but at the same time, be open to help from others:

  • Lead by example if you are trying to convince a team to do something a certain way.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively and how to combine your ideas with the input from your team.
  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of each member of your team, and work on improving ­– together.
  • Stay positive despite set-backs or challenges that might come your way… and, most importantly, be there to support your team the way that they support you!

Being a leader is a huge responsibility and many would agree that it would be so much easier to just sit back and make your peace with being a follower. However, much like the chicken and the egg – (scientifically speaking, the egg came first – or did the chicken…) with so much potential, so many great ideas and a persistent fire burning inside you, wouldn’t that just be a terrible shame to leave it up to someone else to figure out?

So… we’ll ask you again. Are you a leader? Or are you a follower? You decide…

2017-01-03T09:30:56+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Articles for Teens|