Cultivating Leadership Qualities In Students

There are so many leaders in the Indian politics from olden days and they possess good qualities. Leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, B.R.Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Indira Gandhi contributed their whole life for the welfare of the nation. The good qualities of these leaders made them bold and contented to their responsibilities. To teach responsibility and boldness to take over the challenges in life it is important to cultivate good qualities in the students.

Rather than knowledge-based learning, it is important to teach the children about the “unity in diversity” concept in India. Each one is different in character but same towards love and affection which brings unity. Mahatma Gandhi said that it is essential to teach morality to the students to know what is right and what is wrong. Education should teach the students about the world and the different personalities around the world. Let us see some of the activities for the school level students to cultivate leadership qualities in students.

Create yourself

Ask the students to bring crayons, construction paper, magazines, pictures, scissors, poster board and newspapers to sketch themselves. The students can select the board or paper and also ask the students to list the points to say that the picture says about their personality. Self-analysis helps the students to know about themselves. The spiritual feeling is also important to activate the emotional intelligence in the students.

Develop communication skills

Divide the students into groups and ask the students to keep the blindfold in a particular place. One student among the student is not given the blindfold and he should lead the team members with effective communication to find out the blindfold. This game improves the communication skills among the students with peer approach.

Develop social awareness

Collecting charity is an interesting task among the students. The students are divided into two groups as one is the fundraiser and the second group is the fund collector. The fundraiser list out the problem and the need for the fund in an effective way and the fund collector find the channels to collect the fund. Thus two groups together collect the fund and use the fund for the purpose of the charity. This gives an idea about social problems and how to help the people around us.

Planning skills

Train the students to plan their functions. For example, ask the students to plan for an educational tour. The money collection, deciding the date of the tour, the tickets or transportation to be arranged, and the prevention measures to be taken when going outing are some of the tasks. This activity makes the students plan their work properly with time management.