Leadership Training Begins at Home

TalkShop leadership tipsA school’s curriculum is based mostly on academics. Leadership is hardly ever taught. Parents do not realize that this skill takes roots at home. It is therefore imperative for parents to teach their kids leadership lessons early on.

While it can be argued that leadership is innate, it is also a skill that can be learned and honed. How does one impart leadership to his kids? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO counsels, “The leadership lesson for kids to learn is not to push or bully others, but to be able to lead himself. A child should be guided on how to decide on what is right, how to stand up to peer pressure, as well as to set his own standards.” How does one teach his kids leadership. Viesca shares the ways:

1. Confidence

Teach your kid to believe in himself. “I can do this.” are positive words he should learn to say with conviction as he takes on home and school work.

2. Perseverance

Life will always pose challenges. Train your kid to think there are always solutions, and that challenges pose opportunities. “There is always a way.” “Don’t give up.” These lines will inspire him to keep going when he encounters difficulty.

3. Excellence

Striving in his studies will earn him good grades. Excellence in everything he does together with the words “I will do my best,” should be instilled as an attitude to inspire him.

4. Learning Life’s Lessons

Mistakes and failures are an integral part of life. A child should learn that “It is ok to commit a mistake. I have a learned a lesson, and can move on.”

5. Individuality

A child should learn to like himself and appreciate his uniqueness. “I am smart” reinforced with praises for good behavior will develop his self-esteem.

Words and the respectful manner one employs when talking with a child have a way of shaping him positively. It will be good to reinforce these with training in values, respectful communication, good manners and team work skills.

Summing up, Viesca, shares this adage, “There are two bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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