Students are our future Leaders. Therefore, it is necessary to develop leadership skills and build social relationships for a healthy and organized society.

No man is an Island. We live in a society, we follow the Leaders, hence we should develop leaders. A leader is exemplary. He should have abundant knowledge, he should think rationally, logically and understand the problems and come out with solutions. He should believe in interaction and teamwork. He should be good in communication skills.

Leadership potential exists in every student and the students will have to train themselves by availing each and every opportunities.

A leader is a strong and powerful individual someone who makes decisions, commands many others, and speaks with charisma. A leader is a rare human being who embodies special qualities only rarely found in one person; in fact, from this very definition, most human beings are seen as followers and not leaders.

To win the Leadership & Social Skills competition the participants have to prepare the below topics.

1. Desire to Lead
2. Team Work
3. Emotional Intelligence
4. Decision Making
5. Effective Speaking

1) Desire to Lead
The first and most basic prerequisite for leadership is the desire to lead. After all, becoming an effective leader involves hard work and commitment. If you’re not prepared to work hard at developing your leadership skills or if, deep down, you’re really not sure whether you want to lead or not, you’ll struggle to become an effective leader.

What Makes A Leader?

Leaders should be well organized and have time in their lives for their organizing. Leadership requires commitment. Leadership is a mix of knowledge, values, skills and behaviours. Each of us have their own believes about what characteristics an effective leader should possess.

2) Team Work
The leader must believe in team work. He/she should know how to divide, extract and collect the work from their team mates. Selecting the right team for right project is the top most priority for the leader. When it comes to taking any crucial decisions, the leader must discuss with his/ her team mates.

Efficient team players are the core for any leader to expand his/her ideas and serve the people.

A leader must praise their team mates for their achievements.

3) What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is both a personality trait and a mental ability, which people inherit from their parents genetically and evolve-develop throughout their lifetime.

Emotional intelligence determines the degree to which a person:

  • Easily adjusts to the given environment
  • Understands other people’s emotions and motives
  • Is able to control his or her own feelings
  • Works even under pressure
  • Doesn’t give up when he/she encounters difficulties
  • Cooperates with others for the achievement of a common goal
  • Is able to inspire and lead
  • Is highly motivated
  • Has the ability to prioritize his/her goals and needs
  • Can fixate
  • Avoids mistakes
  • Is conscientious
  • Is capable to communicate effectively and socialize
  • Is persuasive
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they’re telling you and realize how your emotions affect people around you.

4) Decision Making Skills and techniques
We use our decision making skills to solve problems by selecting one course of action from several possible alternatives. Decision making skills are also a key component of time management skills.

Decision making can be hard. Almost any decision involves some conflicts or dissatisfaction. The difficult part is to pick one solution where the positive outcome can outweigh possible losses. Avoiding decisions often seems easier. Yet, making your own decisions and accepting the consequences is the only way to stay in control of your time, your success, and your life.

A significant part of decision making skills is in knowing and practicing good decision making techniques. One of the most practical decision making techniques can be summarized in those simple decision making steps:

A) Identify the purpose of your decision.
What is exactly the problem to be solved? Why it should be solved?

B) Gather information.
What factors does the problem involve?

C) Identify the principles to judge the Alternatives.
What standards and judgement criteria?
Should the solution meet?

D) Brainstorm and list different possible Choices.
Generate ideas for possible solutions.

E) Evaluate each choice in terms of its Consequences.
Use your standards and judgement criteria to determine the pros and cons of each alternative.

F) Determine the best alternative.
This is much easier after you go through the above preparation.

G) Put the decision into action.
Transform your decision into specific plan of action. Execute your plan.

H) Evaluate the outcome of your decision and action steps.