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Want to become a better leader in JC? Here's 4 ways to help you!

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Large Wreath

Content written by:

Christy Lee

Last Updated:

9 June 2021 at 2:57:41 am

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Promoting from secondary school to JC, most of you who once had leadership roles might be looking for leadership opportunities.

Instead of repeating the same leadership process again in JC, here are four suggestions for you to discover new leadership styles and contexts so that you can experience growth and progress in your leadership journey

1) Skills upgrade

2) More self-initiation

3) Leave a legacy

4) Self-reflect

1) Skills upgrade

- In JC, you can consider taking up a leadership role that requires a greater amount of responsibility and skills set. Often, this means a leadership position that requires a higher caliber.

- This way, you can serve a larger group of people, and while catering to their needs and leading with solutions, you would be able to acquire more leadership skills such as public speaking, strategic planning and executions.

- Such new soft skills, together with the existing ones you already possess, will sharpen your leadership style and will be very applicable to your future.

2) More self-initiation

- In JC, more flexibility and autonomy are given to students because teachers want to nurture independent and innovative student leaders.

- One should use this distinct characteristic of JC leadership to self-initiate new and creative projects. This includes setting up interest groups or community service events that align with your interests, beliefs, and principles.

- This is the perfect avenue for you to use your originality to realise a plan you have aspired to lead. Through this, you will understand the importance of having the need to motivate people, providing the right information, and planning a good process that enables good implementations.

3) Leave a legacy

i) It will be desirable if you manage to leave something beneficial and long-lasting for the organisation you are serving or your juniors upon graduation.

ii) Leaving a legacy marks your positive contribution as a leader who has good leadership qualities

iii) Examples of sustainable systems that can be left behind include;

- Administrative systems

- A successful project that would continue to be held annually

- A long-term partnership of your CCA with an organisation/sponsor

4) Self-reflect

i) Self-reflection is an important process whereby you recall your actions for the day, for the past week, or even from a long time ago, and think

- What you have done well

- What you could have done better

- What you should not have done at all

- What you should avoid in the future

ii) It can take the form of;

- writing a diary

- blogging

- any other ways of recording the process down.

iii) Do not stop at noting it down. Go back to them and read through from time to time. 

This helps to crystallise important lessons learned, prevent yourself from letting history repeat itself, and apply the good aspects for the future.

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