Importance of Leadership Skills for Students

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Leadership plays an important role in every aspect of a student’s life. Students go through many stages in life for career development where they need leadership skills. In modern world, students are facing many career challenges, employment problems and conflicts between idealism and beneficialism. That’s why they need leadership skills to accept challenges, solve problems and analyze career direction.

In this article you will get ideas about how leadership skills help students. Why it is important for their career development and happiness. And how student’s leadership skills impact society, communities, nation, and companies and political parties. And most importantly nature and environmental development. So let’s start:

Today, our school and college students are facing many problems and in future it will be more than ever. So it’s important for the leader of leaders (Teachers) to develop next generation leaders from students.

Why it’s important? Why they need innovative leadership skills?

The answer is in the question “What students are getting today from existing leaders?”. Tell me, if you can in comments. I will tell you what i think. Today, not only students but most of the people aware  around the world  what they are getting from existed leaders, that’s why we need to take the lead from here: –

1. Increased Level of Pollution – Due to this you will see floods, storms, natural abnormalities and disasters. Now if our students have leadership skills they can inspire thousands of people in their city, village, colleges, school and nation by taking initiative in the development of environment and nature. It’s important for students and they need leadership skills to lead.

A leader in their 70’s has almost completed his/her life on this earth, so it’s possible they will not able to think about the environment and natural resources development. It’s important for today’s students to participate at least 0.1% of their time in the development, they are in their 20’s and 30’s and they have a much longer life to live. But the increased level of pollution on this earth, are questioning the policies and true intentions of our leaders in various fields.

So that’s why it’s important for students to take initiative to inspire and apprise the government about such environmental problems.

2. Corruption – Due to this you will see Increment in unfaithful (non-transparent) capitalism, Dull law system on democratic rights, Hypocritical personalism. People or societies in the age of 50 to 70 have completed or lived their entire life in between corruption. They were able to do it, it’s because in that time, there was less competition. Today every country wants to become powerful. But until we do not decrease corruption level it’s tough for us. That’s why I personally want from today’s students to be aware about their own national duties and personal rights. Do not get inspired from fake leaders. Stop interacting, following the people, societies, media who mostly sing praises for political leaders. Our students and teachers need to identify what is best for the country, not what is best for certain political party of group of people.  

The more you demand the “Reports”  and support the leaders with Accountability the better it will be for our country and humanity. Otherwise if you are only satisfied by the communication skills and fake promises of any type of business or political leaders, it will increase the corruption. And in corruption it’s tough to develop next generation talent and career opportunities for students. That’s why students need awareness as well as analytical skills. And such things are important leadership skills that I think students should master.

3. Unemployment- Due to this you will see misuse of fundamental rights of people and no jobs for deserving candidates. This is happening due to lack of leadership skills in people and students. It’s important for our students to be innovative and creative. Become independent. Do not depend only on government jobs for career and money. Governments are not able to provide that many jobs due to many reasons. One  reason is the lack of skills and knowledge in government system, in which they are not able to inspire and create next generation government companies. It might be that they don’t have skilled workforce or knowledgeable people.

Whatever it is, People and societies are also responsible for unemployment problems. They are not supporting and encouraging creativity, inventiveness in people. Everyone wants government jobs due to glamours benefits. And this way it creates highest level of competition for jobs. That’s why our students need leadership skills to innovate. Students need entrepreneurship and leadership skills. In which they can think what they can do to solve such unemployment problems.

For example, if 10 students out of 1000 students in 1 school or college start business. Then think if in any country there are 50000 schools then there is 500000 business. And if 100000 businesses are able to survive for next 10 years and each business able to provide jobs for 50 people then it will create 50,00000 new jobs. If American students can do it, then our students can also do it too, and many are doing.

See the real life example:

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur, when started facebook, he was a student at Harvard University. Now according to data at https://www.statista.com/ ,statistics show the number of full-time Facebook employees from 2004 to 2017. As of December 2017, 25,105 people were employed by facebook.  There are many examples on the internet that you can research, how creative, innovative leadership skills have helped students in history to start billion dollar company.

That’s why I believe that if teachers, societies, government and parents provide support and environment for our students to build next generation billion dollar IT company or even any type of online and offline full time or part time business. It will be great.

Now the role of leadership skill here for students, is to be creative and to things differently. Become independent, take responsibility of your own career without depending on anyone. Leadership skills make them the leader, so that they don’t need join any IIT or IIM for their career development after paying 10 to 20 lakhs. Not all can afford this money for their kids, but they can afford to make them leader and self dependent.

This is the another way to reduce unemployment. Let all these government jobs remain for the really deserving people such as physically challenged people who need government jobs. And our other students can take challenges to build platform not for self but for others too.

And if leadership skills teach anything to humans, its the fact that one should not think about himself only. Do not be too selfish but also think about others also.

Students you have great powers, talents, creativity, imagination and enthusiasm to build billion dollar company or next invention, but due to glamorous benefits in government jobs, you’re not doing what you’re passionate about and accepting that government jobs is the only way to become successful in life. I am sure you can see that Own Company, Own Business, Own time, flexibility and freedom is more glamorous in modern world then government jobs. And that’s why I think you should spend some time to acquire and develop leadership skill in you.

4. Social Strife:- You will see conflicts between religious & casteist communities , immodesty & impudence in society, Lack of recognition and encouragement for deserving people, fear of supporting the right people. Only today’s students can remove these problems, because they are more educated and getting the education that other people are not able to get. In today’s time there are many leaders, teachers online and offline guiding and helping students and people to think out of the box.

Be practical in your social activities.

Today’s students have to think that union is strength. In history, no society was able to remain alive and survive if they had lack of unity, prosperity and love between each other. For personal development, students need all types of people, a businessman needs all type of teammates, a team can be a group of many types of people who belongs from different religion and casts. A class can be grouped with many people.

If I don’t respect your religion, you will not respect my religion, it’s the truth. Religion is from us, within us, if we’re not alive then what you can do with religion. All is created by humans. It was the oldest of method of living. But today, due to many problems and policies we are seeing many problems. Such as poor is becoming poorer and rich is becoming richer. The income gap is getting wider  

That’s why today, We need to think about each other’s development, we need love, trust and honesty to achieve national and social goals togethers. Else if we keep fighting with each other someone else will take the advantages of our fight. Similarly, I hope you know the story in which दो बिल्लियों को रोटी के लिए लड़ता देख, बन्दर ने मौका देखा और उनसे तालमेल मिलाकर, उनकी हिस्से की रोटियां खा गया।  और अंत में बिलियाँ मुँह देखती रह गयी।

This is happening today. Our society and people are fighting and arguing with each other, it’s possible some people and organizations are creating such comparison and conflicts. And due to this, some political leaders, parties, organization and even nations are getting benefits from our fighting.

That’s why our students need leadership skills. A great leader leads the country, society, group of people, family, class, school, organisation with equality, transparently. If our students are able to develop such kind of strengths then no one can misuse or delete, or step over their career opportunities.

Related: List of leadership skills and qualities that produce Leaders

5. Inclusion of slavery acceptance (Bondage policies in business models):- Due to this creation of tough character and heartless mindset to generate more profit, Private data scraping for sales, misuse of (democratic pillar) media and government authorities, comparison between talents and degree holders for jobs (both are important), Destruction of the environment (Peace of nature). 

A leader with idealistic organization vision never forces customers to buy their products. But today you can see that thousands of mails, notification hang on your phone. You also know about the data privacy problems, such things are happening. This is happening because idealistic leaders of yesterday’s events, got so much power, money and popularity, that they have forgotten not only their vision, mission or idealistic methods, but also their morals and ethics. Some of today’s business leaders and their teams are greedy, they can even force or optimize you by their words and offers that you will buy the “poison with 5 star feedback”.

Quote: आज के कस्टमर को इतना मजबूर कर दिया है, की कम्पनिया जहर भी बेच देगी, और वो भी ५ स्टार फीडबैक के साथ।  और आज का कस्टमर भी इतना बिजी है की उसे पता ही नहीं है , की जो वो खरीद रहा है वो क्या है और वो ऐसा करके हासिल क्या कर रहा है।  

Related: Introduction of Leadership with examples

Now to stop the blind capitalism we need leadership skills in students who will be able to defeat and resist such forceful activities of some powerful capitalists.

The only solution to the above problems can only be possible if our next generation leader , who are obviously students,  have idealistic leadership skills. Those are practical and idealistic and inspired by ethics, morals, nature, environment and humanity.

If today our students studying in schools and colleges learn to build and enhance great leadership skills, later in their career they can use these leadership skills in jobs and businesses. But more than that they will deserve to be tomorrow’s social, educational, political and business leaders. And when they have power and authority they can make this world a great place to live for the next 1000 years.

Some other reasons why leadership skills are important for students in short points:

  1. Leadership skills Inspires students for learning and acquiring career development skills.
  2. Using leadership skills student can optimize habits, learning, execution, entertainment and use of time. By doing this they become focused and more productive to achieve specific goals.
  3. Leadership enhances time management practices. Time management helps to decide when I will work on this task, how much time is required for this goal and also how I can protect myself, not to waste time due to others.
  4. Leadership develops awareness skills.  Awareness helps students to get awareness about their rights and duties. I highly recommended that they should learn, know and get as much awareness about the world, Think about the dreams, goals and subjects so that they can participate in competitive exams, become eligible for jobs, become confident to start business and various others things.
  5. Leadership helps them to develop social skills. Almost all leaders are top quality communicators. They choose top quality content and methods to communicate about their goals and solutions with society. I have written complete article on communication skills importance of students: Here you can learn: Importance of Communication Skills for Students  

Many things are determined about students by their communication ability with teachers, parents, neighbours, friends and relatives. Social skills highlight our ability to connect with people. The better students are able to connect with other good people and society the better it will help them in their careers.

I think there are thousands of leadership skills and methods. And each good habit and quality looks like a leadership skill. And you know that good habits and qualities build leaders and such leaders build and develop nations. That’s why If you think to build or develop your nation then develop the leadership skills in students.

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