Some people go through their whole life trying to gain the title “Leader” but many people don’t know what it takes to earn that title. The past Western Region Vice President Victoria Cana does a great job of listing off the things you need to earn that title. Here are some of them
1) Be Consistent- People usually lack credibility because they will say they are going to do something but doesn’t something besides that. No one will be able to trust you, if you make a promise follow up to it. This will make your relationship with the person better but will also gain credibility.
2) Be Punctual- People can’t trust you or can’t count on you if you miss or are known to be late to things.
3) Own Up to Your Mistakes- This one is a major characteristic because a leader will always own up to his or her mistakes. No excuses.
4) Treat Others With Respect- Without this one you will get nowhere in today’s world. Escspeally if you are trying to gain the tile leader. People don’t want to look up to someone who is just rude to everyone or show them no respect.
So as you go in to this next school year try out these tips to become the leader of your choice! And it doesn’t just have to be DECA, it can be on your local club or your sport. I know I follow these guidelines for DECA and my cross country team. I hope you all are having a safe a fun summer!
P.S. here is the link to the blog! http://www.deca.org/blog/203/
Florida DECA Vice President
Hey Florida DECA! Summer is just around the corner and it couldn’t come quicker! Even though it’s the summer, that doesn’t mean you can stay involved. The summer is the best time of the year to do community service! I know last year I think I clocked about 125 hours of community service. And the best part, it was fun and it was for a great cause (I worked at the Special Olympics). Grab a couple of your friends and go down to the soup kitchen or the local park and do a cleanup. The opportunities are endless and the best part is that you can make them as fun as you want! If you don’t feel like going out in the Florida sun you can stay inside… collecting cans, clothes, cash and school supplies for your local charity. The plus side to all these community service project is the knock some of the standards of the Annual Business Plan out the door before the fall school year even starts! That will for sure start your DECA Chapter on the right foot to make it count all year! And it is a really good feeling helping out a family or a school that needs help. That is what makes this organization such an amazing organization to be a part of, a bunch of intelligent teens who can dedicate their time to their community, school and DECA! I hope you all have a great and safe summer and remember, with anything you do this year make sure to MAKE IT COUNT!!