As a leader in your community, lifelong learning is crucial. And by furthering your education, volunteering with a local nonprofit organization, and taking steps to strengthen your leadership skills, you can become the effective leader your community members need and rely on. These resources from Paul & Sarah Edwards will help you to do it!
- Further Your Education
Effective leadership and lifelong learning go hand-in-hand.
- Discover the benefits of lifelong learning, especially as a leader in the community.
- Earn a degree in public management and leadership to become a better leader in the public or private sector.
- Become a leader in business by enrolling in an online business degree program.
- If you lack time for a dedicated pursuit, consider podcasts that will further your knowledge.
- Volunteer in the Community
Volunteering teaches you important skills in empathy, self-awareness, and self-regulation — helping you to become a more well-rounded leader in the community.
- Explore the many benefits of volunteering in the community.
- Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your skill set, hobbies, and passions.
- Try one of these three career-boosting volunteer opportunities recommended by Forbes.
- Improve Your Leadership Skills
Most leadership skills can be taught, learned, and improved on if you’re motivated to succeed.
- Find out what makes an exceptional leader in the community.
- Take some time to understand your leadership style.
- Identify your weaknesses and start improving your leadership skills in just four steps.
- Read the 10 best leadership books of 2020.
To be a great leader in the community, it’s important to challenge yourself as much as possible — and never stop taking in new information. Whether you’re learning from other leaders and followers, furthering your college education, or volunteering in the community, you’ll be expanding your knowledge for better community leadership!
This blog was written by Courtney Rosenfeld