Leadership is a skillset that we learn from a young age and continue to develop into adulthood. Leadership skills are used every day, whether in meeting with friends, working on a project at work or at home, or spending time with your children. A lack of leadership skills can cause you to have less presence in group settings, struggle to work with others and be less likely to pursue ideas and aspirations. Developing leadership skills is not something that you can do through theory alone, and practice rarely makes perfect. The best way to learn is to expose yourself to situations outside of your comfort zone and to learn from your mistakes. The best leaders admit their mistakes and are not perfectionists. This advice sheet explores the concept of leadership skills and suggests ways to help children to develop them and find their leader’s voice.

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