Empower’s Top-5 Leadership Soft-Skills for Students

Are you a student looking to take your “student-game” to the next level this coming school year? Or are you a parent hoping to help your child make the most of the non-academic opportunities, in addition to the academic opportunities, present in the daily school environment?

“Soft skills” can be defined as personal attributes that enable a person to be a contributing member, in a positive way, to her/his environment or community. Empower Leadership believes that a person’s soft skills are a direct reflection of her or his character – traits that can be transferred across many aspects of one’s life; including school, sport, employment, and more!

In celebration of the start of the 2019/2020 school year, we’d like to share the list of Empower’s Top-5 Leadership Soft-Skills for Students.

  1. Relationship Development 101: push yourself to share at least one positive social interaction with a DIFFERENT person each day of the school week
  2. “PPS”: persevere and problem solve – be sure to find solutions, not excuses!
  3. Stress Recognition & Management: build up your “stress awareness” through daily personal reflection – recognize what causes you personal stress; communicate clearly and respectfully with the adult resources, and work collaboratively towards solutions
  4. Practice the “Risk Assessment Decision Making Process” – take a second to think and review “what could happen if I do this???” before actually doing or saying something.
  5. Be empathetic towards individual differences, strengths, and challenges – as you become better at Relationship Development 101, you will recognize that your school community is comprised of a ton of great people who are all slightly different from one another; celebrate those differences on a daily basis and you’ll have a tight-night, supportive, and caring school community.

Contact Empower Leadership About Our Programs

Looking to empower your school community this Fall? Designed to take place at your school facility, the our programs are comprised of adventure initiatives and challenges focused on positive relationship development, problem solving, and helping students become more confident leaders! Contact Empower Leadership to learn more.

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