Not once or twice have we said or heard that the youths are our next leaders. Maybe you heard it as the youths are the leaders of tomorrow. You also heard that the age batch of youths is between eighteen years to thirty five years.I would also not forget to remind you that you’ve heard them saying that youths are not the leaders of tomorrow but they are the leaders of today. Today meaning right now.
I would nail the coffin if i said this is what is applied today. Its been contrary to what our ears have heard or what our mouth uttered. Apparently the age batch of the youths is not seen in the leadership bracket. With leadership bracket i mean that its not easy to see any youth in the top leadership. Leading may not be in a country but also in various companies or maybe industries.
Let me applaud that youths are big minded. Yes they need those leadership slots. Why would a slot of leading revolve around the same human being. With greyed hair, hoarse shaking voice, some cant even hold pens in signing contracts? There are various reasons why youths should be entitled to leadership in a given country.This being;
- Youths are more receptive to change and have a large stake in creating a strong today tomorrow and future. Youth leadership facilitates positive social change including structures,policies and procedures that are demand-driven to address the needs of a country.
- Youth readership in companies and industries increases their knowledge ,practical skills, strengthening their social interest,and nurturing long term commitment in entrepreneurship and creative problem solving methods.
- Young leaders are good at setting stretch goals.With this i mean setting goals or objectives and making sure that are met.We can all see how the leaders of today sandbag a goal so that they may not work hard on it or run the risk of falling short.
- Youths have a high need of achievement and therefore will put every ounce of energy to achieve their goals.In contrast when someone has been in an organization as a leader for so long, it is easy for him or her to became complacent and to see the status quo as sufficient.
If youth leadership is entitled to different companies,industries, or sectors it would be an advantages because the large number of people in a given country contains the youths. This gives the country a good set up or foundation of big minds, creative achievements and vast development.