Why Latino Leadership Is A Necessity?
Leadership is a lifelong learning endeavor that requires following your dreams and making them come true. It involves "giving" to help others. It includes: Coaching, Directing, Delegating and Collaborating with others for a productive outcome.
A leader must have a real passion for people and is willing to advocate for the cause of a vision. Leaders never ever settle for second place, they need to be in first place all of the time and detest losing. Great Leaders never wait for results, they create their own outcomes and know in advance what to expect.
A series of recent reports suggest that less than 75 percent of Hispanic ninth graders in California graduate from high school, and the percentage in some districts is fewer than 50 percent. The social and economic welfare of the state depends on finding a solution to this educational crisis.
Latino Leaders need to manifest a behavior that will developed variables that have a direct implication to people's values. Leadership is the art of motivating people to work enthusiastically for the sole purpose of accomplishing a common goal, and successfully execute the objectives to a common goal, vision and mission. Latino Leaders that work with Latino youth must display the highest standards of ethical behavior in order to have the ability to make sound decisions.
Leaders need to be prepared to demonstrate discipline and work harder than the people they are leading. Leaders need to demonstrate the core values of being a servant. Leaders must be prepared to always illustrate paths for new horizons, and help others reinvent models for succeeding in their aspirations personally and professionally. A leader must demonstrate the resilience to stand firm, keep calm and carry out the plan. Leaders need to have a sense of appreciation in the process of leading; as leadership is an honor and a privilege.
Leaders need to know about Love, i.e. love of work, love the people you work with, love yourself as a leader, and as a person. Love the nobility of serving others to accomplish great things, and finally love those who are not quite abroad on the same team as you are. Lastly, leaders must always demonstrate faith.
In essence, a leader is a: Coach, Mentor, Teacher, Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, An Executive, Parent, Friend, and Counselor. Your presence and your actions starting today is what will make you a leader.
John Maxwell said: A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Mahatma Gandhi: You must be the change you wish to see in the world.