Understanding …from a Teen’s Point of View
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By Vishani Ragobeer

* Leadership:

Hey there. How was your past week? Mine was busy with all the activities going on for sports. Well, some of you may have read my articles before; some of you may not have done so. Whether you have or have not, I am asking you to feel free to join me right here in the Pepperpot section of this newspaper every Sunday because I write little articles about various social topics and issues in our Guyanese society with the hope that I would be able to spread a little awareness, a few ideas or even a little entertainment. This week, my friends, I will be writing about Leadership.
Leadership is the ability to lead or inspire others towards a specific goal. A leader is a person who has the ability to share a vision among people and give them the drive needed to work towards accomplishing that vision. Leadership is a quality that is developed over time through various experiences, and it is not a quality that is bound to certain people- it is a skill that each and every person has and can be developed. Sometimes, in order to complete tasks, the leader has to take up the mantle of the fore runner, and do the most work to get the job done, whereas other times the leader is just required to assign various tasks to other people to get the job done. The leadership skills the leader possesses will determine what type of a leader he is and how good a leader he is.
Every single one of us has the potential of being a leader. We can be the leaders of some club, some group assignment or something that allows us to display and develop our leadership skills. We can even show initiative by doing something by ourselves and inspire others to follow by example (for example: cleaning up your surroundings). We all have the gift of leadership embedded in us, we just have to find this talent of ours and develop it and make a difference in our own lives and in the lives of others. Let’s lead by example, inspire others and make a change in society.
* Quote for the week: (By Mahatma Ghandi):
“Be the change you want to see in the world”.
Well, that’s all for this week, see you again right here at your favourite and best newspaper!

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