Channeling the effective leadership skills which is having the ability to lead our children is a powerful tool and encouraging them, sharpening their leadership skills in a small age can benefit our society.
The point that I stressed on in the Young Arab Leaders conference (YAL) was guiding children in a small age to motivate them, discover their strengths, develop their talents and nurture their potentials. We want our children to learn the powerfulness of listening, soliciting others’ ideas and beliefs. Importantly, familiarize them with the concept of problem solving; and that for every problem there is more than one good solution. Encourage them to compliment others and give them credit for their accomplishments and successfulness.
Besides, the child can arbitrate a disagreement among people in any discussion forum, have fruitful decisions based on efficient decision making techniques. “catching them in the act,” meaning when children tend to have snap judgments and act on them without thinking. Here comes the role of educating them for the success of effective leadership in the long term.
Unluckily the majority of schools send the message to the children of how it’s important to memorize the curriculum in order to pass with flying colors. They’ll have a very high percentage in high school and when they join the college or university they are unable to lead, decide or manage. This consequent result is what I can call “a waste of time and energy”.
In my perspective schools need further educational strategies development that we should take to heart and make it boost further. To end up in having young leaders, our children should start with poor decisions, thoughts and experience the consequences which will help them make better decisions in the long term future. Frankly, not every child has the traits that can make them leaders but at least the schools can develop the leadership skills in children that will make them confident, successful and more independent.