Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be

There is no doubt that everyone is born with some special characteristics that provide the individuality that makes us all unique. However, you can also adopt some characteristics that provide lifelong skills to help land jobs and make you a better citizen of society. Keep reading to hear about four characteristics that can make you into the leader you were meant to be.

-- INTEGRITY

In the eyes of most, integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is looking. On a college campus, this could be helping another student find a building or even giving advice to incoming freshman. A leader with integrity does what is right whether that means receiving an award or no reward at all.

-- HUMILITY
Humility is a characteristic that you should encompass whether you are a leader on a sporting team or the leader of a job! By recognizing your own faults and accepting criticism, you can develop essential self-awareness to better equip yourself in the whatever situation you may be in. What makes a great leader is always making sure you know when and how to ask for help. So, don’t be afraid to ask others for help.

-- COMMUNICATION
Probably the most important characteristic to have in a workplace is communication. Without being able to communicate with those around you, you aren’t setting up a business for success. Therefore, being able to establish this characteristic early on in life will lead to understanding among you and your colleagues and demonstrate the leadership qualities it takes to be effective in a classroom setting.

-- VISION
Showing that you are organized and creative proves that you are working for the good of those around you. It also proves that you want whoever you are working with grow and succeed rather than hit a plateau A vision allows for personal growth early off in your college career that will create a great leader for when your college days are behind you.  

Being a leader takes time and effort; it is not something that can or will happen overnight. What can happen overnight is the ability for each one of us to challenge others to improve these characteristics in effort to become a better leader.