Why Leadership Education?
Determination to Succeed
Leading is more about learning specific skills than posessing inherent natural qualities. In this way, being a leader is similar to being an athlete. Certainly, some children are born with attributes that aid in athletics, such as size and quick reflexes but success in athletics requires thousands of hours of practice to acquire the skills needed for success. There is no substitute for practicing forehands and backhands if you wish to excel at tennis. Ultimately, success in any field is to do with the constant honing of skills through constant practice. By continually offering young people the opportunity to lead we allow them to develop greater personal drive and increase their determination to succeed.
Team playing, risk taking and developing strategies to positively influence others are all character strengths we seek to encourage.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.