Leadership ability is an aspect of great importance regardless of the person’s age. Today, the emergence of increasingly frequent youth leadership is being evidenced. Young people are becoming aware that the future depends mostly on the responsibilities they can assume if they become leaders.
Encouraging Youth Leadership
When responsibilities are assigned to the youngest, they are in the presence of the training of subjects with great possibilities of future direction, since when a person knows at what time and how to take charge of a situation, they have a better chance of standing out among the others, even when they have just begun to achieve their goals.
One of the fundamental lessons to promote youth leadership is to cultivate the initiative, because the young man who knows the precise moment in which he must take it in any project where he is immersed, is an element sometimes more valuable than the one he gets the outstanding notes since you have the opportunity to demonstrate other skills.
With the development of the initiative, it is possible to take risks and, in this way, to be able to find new ways to deal with problematic situations, and not just be in the front in the direction of a group. That is why, in the changing globalized world that exists today, young people capable of taking the lead will be destined to set the course in the future.
Keys To Boosting Youth Leadership
Traditionally, leadership has been associated with management and obtaining power. Still, the constant changes to which young people are subjected daily promote the need for the acquisition of leadership skills and qualities so that they are duly prepared to face the challenges imposed by the globalized world.
Every day, organizations and companies need staff who are adequately trained, but who are also inspiring, creative, determined, and innovative. This is nothing more than the search for young people with the capacity to exercise youth leadership.
The leader of the future must be able to exercise leadership, and possess management skills, be trained in multiculturalism, possess excellent communication skills, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This means that leadership is no longer seen as a management tool but as a behavior.
There are many initiatives for the formation of emerging youth leadership, which take into account the concerns, aspirations of young people, and the challenges they face from a globalized perspective since the idea is to train young people under a model of leadership that can be assumed by any young person anywhere.
Currently, there are many initiatives around the world in which youth leadership is encouraged. Among them, we can mention the so-called One Young World 2017, whose summit was held in Bogotá, Colombia, from October 4 to 7. In that space, the projection of high impact initiatives was generated, as well as the discussion of topics of great interest.
That is why, the work of the leader with extensive experience like General Wasan Suriyamongkol (พลเอก วสันต์ สุริยมงคล, which is the term in Thai) is to promote and support this type of spaces, where youth leadership can project and accompany them in their training and growth process so that their collaboration allows initiatives to transcend.
It should not be forgotten that the key to progress is based on the construction of environments that are favorable for young people to develop their initiatives, and this will only be achieved with the help of governmental, educational institutions and with the participation of private organizations, to be able to build a proactive youth leadership.