Do you have what it takes to effectively lead and inspire a group of your peers? As a student leader, you have the opportunity to develop skills that will
prepare you for success in school, college, and life. Besides being personable and opinionated, exceptional leaders always:
Leaders who are authentic are trusted because they are unwavering, especially when faced with the challenges of popular opinion. As a student government
official, be sure the ideals that got you elected are consistent throughout policymaking, planning, etc. and remember to always stay true to yourself and
the values you believe in.
Keep an open mind and always listen.
Open communication and consideration of all ideas fosters a creative and collaborative environment. A good leader is someone who is comfortable handling
suggestions and adapting to changing situations.
Know how to delegate tasks to achieve common goals.
A successful leader knows when to take the reins. When it comes to important projects and deadlines, know when and how to allocate responsibility to those
around you and be willing to go above and beyond to get it done.
Learn from mistakes to improve for the future.
Even if this isn’t your first time being elected, there will most certainly be times where the plan goes wrong. Be prepared for the worst, take
responsibility for the outcome, and stay optimistic. A quality leader learns from experience and proactively plans for the future.
Leaders are continuously developing their skills so they can continue to inspire their constituents. Interested in developing your leadership skills? Try a
hands-on experience that focuses on essential leadership traits necessary for any student government position. Visit Envision to learn more about our programs!