What is Leadership?

Leadership-sideimgLeadership involves skills and values which develop trust in and from others. Leadership qualities include:

  • being a role model;
  • taking the initiative;
  • working with and guiding others;
  • listening skills;
  • self-awareness;
  • optimism;
  • integrity;
  • having a vision of what needs to be done;
  • being open-minded.

Leadership qualities contribute to many things including:

  • improving time management;
  • problem solving;
  • the skills involved in working with others;
  • thinking critically and creatively;
  • managing – and being managed by – others.

Working with others in a wide range of settings can help you develop leadership skills.

Everyone can develop leadership skills, which can be used across learning, life and work settings.


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