Leaders are very influenced by the words and actions of those raising them. Everything that we say and do influences our children. They mirror our actions as we are their first examples of relationships, and of people interacting.
We lead our children by showing them how to live in this world, with all their challenges and responsibilities, reasonably and with reduced stress. We demonstrate to them ways to treat others, positive belief systems, fairness, cooperation, and how to manage time and acts of daily living such as personal matters, and school matters. We help them to interact as people, and how to get along in the world.
We can see how easily non-leaders and non productive people/leaders are turned out by my above examples. There are parents that preach fighting and project negative energy amongst themselves daily. There are people that hate and project that onto their children, and lack of fairness and equality. There are parents that don't have time for their children, or who are absent emotionally or physically, due to their own problems. Obviously these kids will have problems unless they find another more positive leader role model in their lives, and this can happen. This happens all the time. How can you raise a leader? Follow these ten simple steps.
Just remember that you need to teach what you want to see in your children by setting examples by your words and actions. We must be constantly mindful of our actions if we want to raise a leader, be it a leader in our child's own personal world, or in the world at large. We often may do or say the wrong thing, or a non productive thing, but if we are always mindful of the most productive words and behaviors to use, our kids will have a good chance of succeeding in this challenging world ahead.