Leadership can mean different thing to different people depending on the context. According to transformational leadership, leaders and their followers motivates each other to higher levels. There is need of integrating leadership skills to another field other than business alone. Leadership skills are required in the education sector too. School managers should look for ways of making leadership a learning process. Leaders in education are constantly looking for new ways of doing things towards achieving the school’s vision. The schools role is to impart knowledge that will help sustain themselves in the outside world. Students become problem solver when they are trained to be leaders.
Leaders do not see what other see. They turn things upside down and view them through different lenses. This creates a new way of looking at their context. New insights will turn into new ways of doing things, which is needed to improve education and serve the need of the current century.
It is the role of the teachers and school administrators to ensure the school has a vision and a mission to be attained. The school should be run in a competitive manner. Good administrators need to look for strategies to differentiate from other many schools. Maintaining the quality of an institution is mandatory to remain competitive.
The schools should make the learner of what is going on in the present-days. Technology and change is continuous process moving very fast. The students should know how to fit in. The students need to be prepared really well considering the highly competitive nature of the world economy.
All leaders started young. They learnt the hard way to be the strong leaders they are today. Nurturing leaders start at early stages of their lives. The children have to be taught, and their skills motivated to grow them into strong and resilient leaders. It is important to start taking responsibility early in life and getting things done fast.
Leadership skill are developed through participation in students organizations and activities. Joining political organizations in schools and universities shows many aspects of leadership, especially the strength to be a leader.
It is important to participate in community work to socialize and improve your leadership skills. surrounding yourself with groups that share a common interest help in growing leadership skills because you involve yourself in professional meetings and activities. Lives of political leaders, business leaders and world-famous people motivates and encourages the students. Also aspire to meet the leaders in their places of work and listening to them or hearing important conferences and meetings will help the student learn much about leadership.
The education system is a very critical step of nurturing young leaders and people should redirect their attention toward it. More courses covering leadership skills should be introduced into all learning institutions. The strategy will require teamwork and hard work from the teachers and students to succeed. Transformational leadership will be successful if this is adopted.