It doesn’t matter what field you’re in, what you’re doing, or what you plan to do. Whatever the future holds, one of the most valuable sets of skills to possess are those of a leader. Some people are said to be born leaders, however, I don’t personally believe this to be true. I believe that people are a product of their environment and that these people learn their leadership skills as they grow.
I believe that skills are learned through either desire or desperation. When desperate you learn new skills in order to survive. If you need a particular skill to get a job, keep a job, or something along these lines, you push and push to learn this skill quickly, in order to ensure you can survive. When it comes to desire, things are different and yet the same. People with a strong desire, still have a feeling of desperation, however, this desperation is a need to achieve, a need to be better than they were yesterday. These motivators are what allow you to learn new skills.
So when it comes to leadership, its either a burning desire to be a leader that allows people to become leaders, or a situation of desperation where something major hangs in the balance without the correct leadership initiative taken.
Whether you’re at work, playing sports, with your friends, or your family. You’ll find leadership everywhere you look. Leadership is essential to life.