As a leader, one of our goals should be to raise up leaders who are just starting out. They are, after all, the next generation of leaders whether we like it or not.
If you are, I’m here to show you why we must be willing to encourage the next generation of leaders.
The most obvious reason to encourage these young leaders?: Young leaders are going to take over your job. Why not set a great example and raise them up in ways you know will work. Encourage them and motivate them to do the same great job you do.
Young leaders will face struggles. You’ve been in their shoes as a seasoned leader. You know the ins and the outs of leadership. You know there will be trials in their journey that you’ve faced before. Guide them through and teach them the ways to overcome the tough times.
Young leaders have great ideas. This up and coming generation of leaders has seen an explosion in the area of creativity. From new ways to fund-raise to the ways in which they work. Young leaders are always coming up with valuable ideas. Encourage them to share them and pursue the great ideas.
Young leaders look up to you. Whether you like it or not, young leaders under your authority are looking up to you. They’re watching the way you treat others, how honest you are in transactions, and more. Encourage them by giving young leaders a great example to follow.
It’s your responsibility to raise up leaders to take over for you. Be an encouragement to these young leaders as you’re raising them up.
By doing so, you’ll leave quality leaders and a legacy people will respect for a long time.
Question: What reasons can you think of to encourage the up and coming leaders? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.