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THE POWER

OF
YOUTH LEADERSHIP
RAYMUND CHRISTOPHER R. DELA PEÑA, RN, RM, MAN
FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN PHILIPPINES - COLLEGE OF NURSING
2019 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL - CANDON GOLD LEAF
THE WORD "LEADERSHIP" CAN BRING TO MIND A VARIETY OF IMAGES
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?

Leadership is the art of influencing others to


their maximum performance to accomplish
any task, objective or project.
(Cohen, 1990)

Leadership is a process of influence between


a leader and those who are followers.
(Hollander, 1978)
•The ability of young people to empower
in order to inspire and mobilize themselves
and others towards a common purpose.
(Kahn, 2009)
IMPORTANCE OF YOUTH
LEADERSHIP
o Makes young people better
members of their own
community and enhances their
civic participation.
(O’Brien & Kohlmeier, 2003)
o THEY HAVE A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS FACING
OTHER YOUTH, AND FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON HOW TO ADDRESS
THESE PROBLEMS.
(DES MARAIS ET.AL, 2000)
LEADERSHIP SKILLS, SUCH AS GOAL-SETTING, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND
SOUND DECISION-MAKING, ARE NOT JUST NECESSARY FOR LEADERS - THESE
SKILLS ARE NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN TODAY'S WORLD.
(MACNEIL, 2000)
• Young people help to re-energize adults and
counteract negative stereotypes of youth when they
are successfully engaged in leadership within their
communities
(Zeldin, & Camino, 1999; Fiscus, 2003).
JCI MISSION

“To provide development opportunities that empower


young people to create positive change.”
Provide Development
Opportunities Create Positive
Change!

Empower Young People


• By supporting and engaging young leaders, adults,
organizations and communities experience direct
benefits, through stronger connections to other young
people in the community
(Zeldin, McDaniel, Topitzes, & Lorens, 2001).
7 COMMON LEADERSHIP STYLES

WHICH TYPE OF A LEADER ARE YOU?


AUTOCRATIC LEADERSHIP

• Aggressive leadership style


• Autocrat gives orders and expects prompt execution,
with little-to-no feedback or input from followers
• It rarely allows for an environment in which creativity
will flourish
DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP

• More participative in nature