Written by Ava Li, a BRITE youth spokesperson.
L is for listening.
A good leader doesn’t just drone on and on about their ideas and their ideas only.
They don’t just open their mouth, but they open their ears.
E is for enlightening.
A good leader enlightens their crowd.
Their message is heartfelt and powerful, inspiring people to take action and do what’s right.
A is for articulate.
How does a leader make their message enlightening?
Well, they thoroughly and accurately express their ideas, giving others a clear message.
D is for determination.
A good leader is determined to succeed.
Not just for themselves, but for the good of others. They work their butts off to achieve goals.
E again. This E is for enthusiastic.
A good leader puts enthusiasm in their work.
They use their enthusiasm to inspire others; they set the example.
Last but definitely not least, R is for responsible and rational.
A good leader takes responsibility for themselves and others. Their ideas have to be rational.
All the previous traits would be put to waste if the entire basis of a leader’s actions made no sense.
All in all, leaders bring others joy and comfort. They bring inspiration.
They give their love.